It’s a new year and what better way to kickstart the year than with new goals that can benefit your smile? If you want a straighter and more attractive smile in the new year, clear braces otherwise known as Invisalign might be the right solution for you. At Advanced Dentistry of Butler, we help patients of all ages achieve their smile goals.

If you’ve been considering orthodontics, find out if clear braces are right for you.

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You Don’t Have Severe Alignment Problems

One of the first ways to identify if clear braces in Butler, PA are right for you is based on the severity of your alignment issues. During a consultation with Dr. Fornalczyk, you will learn if your problems are too severe for clear braces and may require traditional braces instead. The reason why you might need an alternative treatment to align your teeth is that Invisalign wasn’t designed to address severe problems. Before you worry that your case is too severe, know that most patients are good candidates for Invisalign. You won’t know until you visit us for your consultation.

You’re Responsible

It doesn’t matter if you’re a good candidate for clear braces if you’re not responsible enough to wear them correctly. You must be able to commit to wearing your clear braces for at least 20 to 22 hours per day and keep your mouth clean. Wearing your aligners any less than 20 hours per day can compromise your progress and prolong your treatment. Only commit to Invisalign if you know you will wear your aligners for the recommended time. Otherwise, braces that are secure in your mouth are a better option.

You Want a Discreet Treatment

Clear braces are ideal for you if you want straighter teeth without the flashy appearance of metal braces. The thin, clear plastic aligners are hardly noticeable unless someone is within inches of your mouth. Otherwise, you can continue going through life with a natural-looking smile you won’t have to feel embarrassed about during your treatment. Discreetness is just one of the amazing benefits of Invisalign you get to experience during treatment.

You Don’t Want To Give Up Your Favorite Foods

Opting for metal braces over clear braces means you have to give up a whole lot of foods for the duration of your treatment. Some of these include nuts, hard bread, chewy or sticky candy, corn, popcorn, hard chips, and more. It’s totally understandable if you don’t want to give up nuts, popcorn, or anything else. With clear braces, you can remove your aligners to enjoy all your favorite foods during your entire treatment.

You Want a Better and Healthier Smile

The last reason why clear braces are right for you is that you want a better looking and healthier smile. It’s no secret that straight and well-aligned teeth look better, but they’re also healthier. With crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, there are tons of places where food can hide in your mouth. This food can easily go missing when you brush your teeth and eventually can result in cavities, bad breath, and gum disease. With straight teeth, it’s easier to get the entire surface of your tooth cleaned.

Are you ready to achieve a healthier, better-looking smile this year with help from clear braces? Contact Advanced Dentistry of Butler today at (724) 282-4436 to book an appointment. Dr. Fornalczyk will tell you if clear braces are right for you and go over your entire treatment plan. A new and improved smile is just months away!