Clear Braces

Clear Braces in Rifle, CO

Many adults have issues with their teeth that they don’t like, such as crooked teeth or bite misalignments. However, they don’t want to wear metal or ceramic braces to correct their teeth, and in the past, those were the only options. Fortunately, our dentist at Rifle Dental Care can treat your teeth with clear braces to straighten your smile.

Why Choose Clear Braces?

While some people have great teeth, not everyone is happy with how their teeth look. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, having bite misalignments can cause speech impediments, issues eating some foods, and problems with tooth decay. However, our dentist, Clifford Cappelli, can use clear braces like Invisalign®, SmileDirectClub®. byte®, or other brands to correct your teeth.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

Like traditional metal or ceramic braces, clear braces use pressure to move teeth into alignment. However, they are not as bulky as traditional braces, and they don’t have wires that need tightening. Instead, they come in sets with multiple aligners, and each aligner is slightly tighter.

With some brands, you will wear an aligner throughout the day for 20 to 22 hours. You will be able to remove them to brush your teeth, eat, or play sports so that you can wear a mouthguard. However, some brands allow you to wear them only at night for up to 10 hours, and you can go without them during the day.

Unlike traditional braces, there is no discomfort when changing your aligners because the tightening is gradual, not sudden, like it is when wires get tightened on traditional braces. Also, clear braces from Invisalign and other brands work faster to move your teeth into proper alignment. If you have a mild alignment issue, it may only take weeks to work or a few months if your dental problem is more severe.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Many people will qualify for clear braces to straighten their teeth. To find out if they will work for you, Dr. Cappelli will evaluate your teeth, take digital images, and discuss which brand would meet your needs the best. If you want to get rid of your crooked smile, call our office in Rifle, CO, for an appointment.

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