Is There An Alternative To Adult Braces?

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Life is a journey, and sometimes, our orthodontic needs take a detour. As kids, many of us may not have had the opportunity to wear braces, perhaps due to financial constraints, a lack of awareness about available treatments, or simply because our dental needs weren’t prioritised at the time. Now, as adults, we find many people want to invest in their smiles, but they don’t feel up to bulky metal braces. Luckily, modern orthodontic options offer discreet, comfortable alternatives to adult braces, making achieving the smile we’ve always wanted easier than ever.

Traditionally, orthodontics has treated only malocclusion (a misaligned bite), which can result in numerous dental issues down the line. However, orthodontic techniques now also help to enhance the aesthetic shape of your smile and the jawline.

At Family Dental Care, we know that orthodontics has evolved to be less invasive and offer solutions for patients of all ages. It can include options like ceramic braces, retainers and veneers. One standout product in the range of possibilities is Active Aligners™️.

What are Active Aligners™️?

Active Aligners™️ are known in the dental industry as clear aligner therapy that moves your teeth to the ideal position for your mouth. Traditional orthodontics involves using metal wires and brackets bonded to teeth to move them into their optimal position. Active Aligners™ avoid using metal wires or brackets and, instead, function as removable clear plastic trays that get pre-moulded to the position of a patient’s teeth after each stage of treatment.

What is the process behind Active Aligners™️?

Active Aligners™ are made from clear, high-quality materials approved by the FDA. The product is smooth, transparent, and BPA-free. The average treatment time for Active Aligners™️ is between 6 and 7 months. However, each patient is unique, and treatment times may vary between 2 and 12 months. Remember, you will need to wear your Active Aligners™ for a minimum of 22 hours per day to ensure the best outcome. Active Aligners™ are changed every two weeks over your treatment period. At the end of your treatment, you will receive a retainer to maintain your straight new smile.

Do Active Aligners™️ require a specialised, dedicated cleaning routine?

Because you can remove Active Aligners™️ whenever you need to, you can eat and drink without dietary restrictions. Traditional braces require a specialised cleaning routine, especially after eating, which isn’t the case when wearing Active Aligners™️. However, it’s still crucial that you brush and floss your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your Active Aligners™ to maintain proper hygiene.

What are the main benefits of choosing Active Aligners™️ over adult braces?

Active Aligners™️ represent cutting-edge technology in the orthodontic industry and are truly user-centric. They are virtually undetectable while wearing and won’t have a negative effect on aesthetics. Aside from boosting your confidence, Active Aligners™️ are comfortable and pain-free and can be removed at your convenience. You can eat whatever you like without the uncomfortable side effects of traditional braces. Moreover, there’s no need for the distinctive cleaning routines associated with steel braces (you can simply intensify your usual oral health habits).

When you choose Active Aligners™️, our expert team will be with you every step, advising you on the best way forward. Your Family Dental Care oral practitioner will work with you to develop a unique treatment plan for your needs. Technological advancement will allow us to get your Active Aligners™️ to you in 7 to 10 working days! When you’re ready to align your smile, contact us at Family Dental Care to make an appointment for a 3D scan or impression. Your journey to a confident, aligned smile begins here.

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