Clear Aligners are a Convenient Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Posted on: January 16, 2019

Dentists recommend clear aligners for people who want to align their teeth. Patients have to wear them for 20 to 22 hours daily to shift their teeth to the desired position. This article focuses on clear aligners as a convenient way to straighten teeth.

If you want an easy way to correct crooked teeth, contact a clear aligners dentist. Rather than having to wear conventional metal braces with conspicuous wires and brackets, you can opt for a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. This is a remarkable solution for millions of patients who want to fix their tooth misalignment but do not want metal braces.

Orthodontists generally understand that patients are unique and have preferences. This means that the treatment is customized for each patient. Luckily, patients have access to different treatment methods and options so they can have control over the treatment procedure and results.

A less noticeable way to straighten the teeth

There are many benefits of straightening the teeth discreetly. First, you can retain your self-confidence and full smile without worrying about people seeing the braces. Clear aligners prevent awkward or embarrassing situations while you are straightening your teeth.

You can smile in a group photo or attend an important business meeting without braces standing in the way. You do not have to worry about the effect they have on your appearance. Instead, the improvements happen quickly, and you can have an appealing smile in no time.

Conveniences of clear aligners

Clear aligners use custom-made trays to align the teeth. The plastic trays are worn daily for 20 to 22 hours are only taken off for brushing, cleaning or flossing. This enables the aligners to shift the teeth slowly into the proper position.

Ease of cleaning

Clear aligners make cleaning your teeth easy. You do not have to worry about cleaning brackets and wires since you can remove the aligners and brush your teeth normally. This means you can brush and floss regularly and are less susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay.

Cleaning the aligners is just as easy as cleaning the teeth. All you need to do is extract the trays and rinse them gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Wash in warm water or clean them using a clear aligner cleaning kit.


Since you can remove aligners when eating, you can still savor all your favorite meals. You can also eat without worrying that food particles and debris will be trapped between the brackets and wires: a phenomenon prevalent with traditional braces.

Sporting activities

If you participate in sports, using aligners will not damage your soft mouth tissues while playing. If the sport requires wearing a mouth guard, you can just replace the aligners with the mouth guard. You only have to return the aligners to their place once you are done.

At bedtime

Using clear aligners means you only need to clean the teeth and aligners before going to bed. Ensure you brush and floss regularly.

Request an appointment here: or call Thomas Dental Care at (530) 486-1104 for an appointment in our Davis office.

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