Quiz: What are Clear Braces?

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Do you have unsightly misalignment? For people with crooked or crowded teeth, smiling is often something to be avoided. Instead of turning down photo ops with friends or trying to master the closed mouth smile, why not address your misalignment with orthodontic treatment? At A New Smile Dental group, we offer clear braces for an esthetically pleasing method of correcting less than perfect smiles.

San Fernando Clear Braces Quiz

1. True or False: Clear braces use aligners instead of metal brackets and wires.

2. True or False: Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners need to be worn every day.

3. True or False: Wearing clear braces means you don’t need to change your diet.

4. True or False: Invisalign and ClearCorrect don’t require as many office visits.

Answer Key

1. True. The clear plastic aligners are custom-made based on a 3D computer model of your teeth. About every two weeks, patients upgrade to a new set of aligners as their teeth are gradually and gently repositioned, improving the alignment of their smile.

2. True. With both systems, you will need to wear the aligners for between 20 and 23 hours each day. In all, the treatment time takes a about a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens.

3. True. With traditional metal braces, patients need to avoid hard or sticky foods. These can become stuck in your braces or potentially even damage them. However, with Invisalign and ClearCorrect, the aligners are simply removed during meals. Removable braces also makes brushing and flossing easier, improving dental health.

4. True. Both systems also require no adjustments and fewer visits to the office. On average, you will only need to see your dentist about once every six weeks, saving both time and money.

About Your San Fernando Valley Dentists

At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our San Fernando Valley office at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve communities in Pacoima, San Fernando, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Sylmar, and Mission Hills.