Clear Braces in Arlington Heights | Dean Nichols D.D.S.
Why Choose Clear Braces?
A huge advantage of clear braces is that nobody knows you are wearing them. In addition, you can take out the aligners so you have no difficulties eating or drinking. It is also very easy to maintain your dental care routine, since there is no problem brushing or flossing. Since there are no metal wires or brackets, clear braces are also very comfortable and will not cause any mouth abrasions. You also do not need to visit the orthodontist as frequently, since you are not dealing with wires and brackets that need constant adjustments.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks. In order to keep on track, you should only remove them when you are eating, drinking, brushing or flossing. When you move from one set of aligners to the next, your teeth will slowly move until they have reached their final positions. You will visit the orthodontist about once every six weeks so that your progress can be checked. The course of treatment varies by patient, but is usually anywhere from 9-15 months. During your treatment, you could have anywhere from 18-30 aligners that will be worn.