Patients of all ages who visit our orthodontist at Ortho Inc. are asking us about whether clear aligners are the right choice for their treatment. Since these options were introduced some two decades ago, they’ve become increasingly popular because they’re comfortable, convenient and almost no one knows you’re wearing them!
However, these removable plastic trays are not the solution for everyone. We’d like to outline some of the factors that determine whether you are a candidate for this form of treatment.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, clear aligners may be the right answer if:
Clear aligners may not be the best option for you if:
Other considerations in terms of whether clear aligners are suitable include:
A consultation with our orthodontist will help determine which treatment is best for you. Keep in mind that we have other options besides traditional metal braces and clear aligners. If discretion is a concern, ask us about tooth-colored ceramic braces or lingual braces that are tucked away behind your teeth.
The most important option is where you choose to go for treatment. Our practice at Ortho Inc. has become the gold standard for achieving a beautiful smile that delivers lasting comfort and health. Please contact us today to arrange a consultation!