Clear braces produce excellent results in many of our patients at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable to people who are standing just a few feet away from you.
Clear braces are so undetectable that some people call them invisible. Of course, they are not invisible, but they’re really close.
They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.
One of the things that people like best about clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.
Clear braces are a great choice for adults who didn’t have braces when they were younger, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not for everyone, however. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.
To find out if clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria VA. We offer clear braces from Invisalign. We also provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.