A straight smile is attractive and benefits your oral health. If you have gaps, crowded or uneven teeth, you may have considered orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile. The main drawback with teeth straightening for most people is wearing braces. Having metal brackets and wires on your teeth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. The solution is clear aligners, which makes orthodontic treatment more discreet and comfortable. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer in-house clear aligners to straighten teeth at our dental center in Spokane Valley.
Clear Aligners vs Metal Braces
Both clear aligners and traditional metal braces can achieve similar results. They use gentle pressure to shift teeth into the desired position, aligners are customized to fit over teeth, and braces use wires and brackets to move teeth positions. For severe malocclusions, braces can be the best option to change and adjust the bite alignment. However, for many people with mild to moderate misaligned teeth, both aligners and braces can offer similar results in about the same treatment time.
When it comes to clear aligners versus metal braces, aligners have many benefits for patients. Some of the reasons our patients choose aligners vs metal braces include:
- Discreet appearance
- More comfortable to wear
- No food restrictions
- Aligners can be removed to brush and floss teeth
- Fewer visits to the dentist/orthodontist
At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer in-house clear aligners we design and create at our dental center. This saves time and money versus other types of aligners for us and our patients. Our dental center is equipped with advanced dental technology to ensure the best outcomes for your orthodontic treatment. We have a 3D printer, 3D scanner and advanced digital software/imaging to customize your clear aligner treatment.
If you are ready to improve the appearance and health of your smile with orthodontic treatment, contact us at Liberty Lake Smile Source today to schedule an orthodontic consultation to learn more about your treatment options. We offer convenient and cost-effective in-house clear aligners at our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA.