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The benefits of clear aligners over metal braces

Over recent years, clear aligners have really taken off – thanks to their discreet nature and the fact that they’re now proven to be an effective form of teeth straightening.

Free from metal, discomfort and an invisible look, it’s no wonder that we are opting for these types of braces.

So what exactly makes almost invisible tooth straightening options so attractive?

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They look better

They look better

Clear retainers like Invisalign®, mean that you don’t have to have a mouth full of metal which can make you self-conscious when talking. If you’re in the public eye, clear braces offer a discrete solution that will probably go unnoticed.

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They are more comfortable

Braces like Invisalign® are removable, which means they can be taken out for brief periods of time. This provides an advantage over fixed, metal braces, which must remain in place until they are professionally removed.

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They cause less oral damage

Metal braces can create cuts, blisters and nicks in your mouth, whereas clear retainers are smooth, free from sharp edges and are less likely to cause you an injury.

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Up to 50% faster treatment times*

Up to 50% faster treatment times*

With weekly retainer changes, you can open up the potential for your orthodontic treatment to be 50% faster than other methods on the market, which is great if you are looking for fantastic results as soon as possible.

*Depending on the patient’s response to treatment, particularly in mature adults, the orthodontist may consider longer treatment or less frequent aligner changes necessary.

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5. They encourage periodontal health

5. They encourage periodontal health

Unlike metal braces, removing a clear aligner means that you can brush and floss your teeth properly, without food getting stuck. This encourages better oral health and reduces the risk of infections.

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You have more time

With orthodontist visits every four to six weeks, you can get the teeth you want without sacrificing valuable time.

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They treat a wide variety of problems

Invisible braces have a proven track record of treating a variety of cases, including spacing issues, crossbite, overbite, underbite and crowding, proving that they aren’t just for simple cases.

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You can eat whatever foods you enjoy

You can eat whatever foods you enjoy

If you’re a fan of anything like popcorn, pretzels, cucumber or corn on the cob, you’ll be thankful of the ability to take out your braces to eat. Those with fixed metal braces don’t have this luxury, and often have a list as long as their arm of foods to avoid.

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Invisalign® has been backed up by data

According to Invisalign®, no other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of four million cases. That’s a lot of proof to say that they work!

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You can get clear retainers with nifty features

You can get clear retainers with nifty features

Invisalign® clear aligners for teens have compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time – a blessing if your teen keeps taking them out.

For more information on different types of tooth straightening, please see here, or call our Manchester orthodontic specialists on 0161 998 2622.