The Advantages of Dental Aligners

Are your teeth crooked or misaligned? Are you unhappy with your smile or protruding teeth? Do you have an overbite or an underbite? If so, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners. This important dental tool can help you achieve the look that you seek for your teeth. At Laster Orthodontics, we’ve even created our own clear aligners to help people like you enjoy straight, healthy teeth for an affordable price. Here’s what you need to know.


Aligners Are Clear and Subtle

For decades, many people wore braces to straighten their teeth. Although braces are effective, they are also obvious and difficult to disguise. This leaves some people feeling very self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth.

Aligners are clear and almost invisible to the eye. When you’re wearing clear aligners, most people will be unable to tell. The subtle appearance of clear aligners helps many teens and younger people feel better about themselves when it seems to matter the most.

Facial appearance is also important to adults like it is for teens, especially in the business world, where face-to-face communication is a large part of what they do. For adult patients who have always wanted straight teeth, clear aligners are a way to achieve this goal without impacting the appearance of their face or smile.

It should come as no surprise that patients are twice as likely to choose aligners because of the appearance factor over anything else. If you’re wearing clear aligners, your smile will be more confident with an invisible aligner versus a noticeable line of metal braces.


Dental Aligners Are Affordable

Some brands of aligners are expensive, and that leads some patients to choose braces over aligners. However, Dr. Laster developed his own affordable “Laster Perfect Smile Clear Aligners,” which are known in the Triangle for being one of the best options available.

These aligners are very effective in what they do – and they’re also budget-friendly. Dr. Laster believes that aligners should be affordable, so he made his clear aligners accessible to his patients at a reasonable price. An inexpensive, effective aligner is a no-brainer when choosing braces or aligners.


Aligners Are Convenient

Food gets stuck in braces – it’s a common problem. This is one of the reasons that people dislike braces. As a result, many foods can’t be eaten while wearing these common dental appliances.

Cleaning teeth while wearing braces can be difficult. Flossing with braces is even more challenging.

Aligners are different because they can be removed at any time. This means cleaning your teeth with aligners is easy – just take them off! You can also chew foods without worry that they’ll get stuck in your teeth because you can remove the aligners to eat sticky foods. This means you’re not restricted to certain foods when wearing aligners.

One more way that clear aligners are more convenient than braces: there’s no attachment or removal process for clear aligners. They can be slipped on and off without the help of an orthodontist. This saves money and reduces discomfort for you or your child – whoever has the aligner.


For Best Results: Avoid Mail Order Aligners

Clear aligners are a great product, but there’s one type of aligner that you’ll want to avoid: mail-order aligners. Mail-order aligners are precisely what they sound like: aligners that can be ordered through the mail and worn without help or supervision from an orthodontist.

Because mail-order aligners are not customized to the needs of the individual, and they’re not used with orthodontist supervision, they can cause serious problems for the wearer. Some mail-order aligners will even make your teeth worse than they were before you started wearing them!


Want to Know More? Contact Laster Orthodontics

You can have straight teeth without the inconvenience of braces. To find out more about how clear aligners can help you, call Laster Orthodontics. We’ll be happy to help you determine whether clear aligners are the right dental tool for your needs. Call today to make your first appointment.


At Laster Orthodontics, we help families develop healthy, life-changing smiles using customized treatments, cutting-edge technologies, and caring relationships. Our individualized treatment plans help our patients achieve their perfect smile in the quickest, most painless way possible by utilizing a wide range of options from traditional braces to propel accelerated treatment to Dr. Laster’s in-house aligner program, Laster Perfect Smile. With three locations throughout the Triangle Area, we create life-changing smiles every day.