5 Reasons to Straighten Teeth With Aligners vs Braces

Even though braces work well to straighten crooked teeth, they’re not for everyone. At Volner Family Dental, you can also straighten teeth with aligners. This option is preferred by many patients, especially adults.

To see if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment with aligners, call us today at 888-787-5718 to schedule a consultation in Bartlett, TN. Unlike many dentists, we also offer braces – in both metal or less visible ceramic. So if your orthodontic issues require braces instead of aligners, we can still help. 

In the meantime, see some of the advantages of orthodontic aligners:

  • Clear Appearance – Since the aligners are made of clear plastic, they are not obvious in your smile. Many people probably won’t even realize you’re wearing them. This may be especially important to you if you have a job or other situation where metal braces would make you self-conscious.. 
  • Comfortable Wear – With no metal to rub against soft tissue in your mouth, you’ll be more comfortable in clear aligners. Unlike braces, you also won’t have uncomfortable adjustments of archwires. 
  • No Need to Change Your Diet – Sticky foods and other items can wreak havoc on braces. Since you can remove aligners for meals, that’s not a concern. Simply pop out the aligners and eat whatever you like. 
  • Easy Oral Hygiene – Removable aligners also make it super easy to keep your teeth clean. You won’t need special gear like a floss threader. 
  • Quicker Results – Most adult patients complete their clear aligners treatment in 12 to 18 months. This is usually faster than braces, which often must be worn for at least two years. 

Think you want to straighten teeth with aligners? Call Volner Family Dental at 888-787-5718 to schedule your consultation.