If braces are in your near future, you might have a few questions about clear braces, an option if you are looking for something that can’t be seen by other people and that is easier to maintain than the traditional metal brackets. One of the ways that you can get all of your questions answered is to talk to an office like Brentwood Dental Group. An orthodontist and the staff working in the office can help you understand the process of getting any molds taken as well as how the Invisalign trays work after the molds of the mouth and teeth are made.
Clear braces are simply aligners that look like a tray. There are usually two trays that are made. One is for the top teeth, and the other is for the bottom teeth. If the bottom teeth don’t need to be corrected, which is often the case, then the only tray needed is for the top teeth. Once the molds of the mouth are made, a series of trays are created. You will get a new tray each time you visit the dental office. The number of visits is determined by how the teeth look and how long it could take to get the teeth straight. For most people, it takes about 12 months for the straightening process to be complete. Each stage that you go through with the trays will only allow certain teeth to move at one time.
There are numerous benefits of clear braces. One of the things that people enjoy is that the tray can be removed. This makes it easier to eat the foods that you enjoy instead of limiting the types of food that you might see with traditional braces. Removing the trays also makes it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene. It’s recommended that you wear the trays for 22 to 23 hours a day. Since there aren’t any metal brackets, you’ll see that there aren’t any irritations or cuts in the mouth. You won’t go through the harsh adjustments of the wires that you would with traditional braces, which is one of the main reasons as to why many people choose clear braces.