Woman Wearing Clear Braces

Are Clear Braces Worth It?

Crowded, crooked, and gapped teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. But what’s the best way to fix the problem? Many people turn to clear braces as an esthetically pleasing solution to their dental issues. However, are clear braces worth it? In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of clear braces so that you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.

What are Clear Braces

Clear braces, sometimes referred to as invisible braces, are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. They are less noticeable than metal braces and can be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning. Clear braces are an option for adults and teens who want to improve their smile without metal brackets and wires.

The average invisible braces price is PhP180,000 to PhP250,000. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem, but typically takes 12 – 24 months.

There are many benefits of clear braces over traditional metal braces. First, they are less noticeable which can be important for adults who don’t want to look like they’re wearing braces. Secondly, they can be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning which makes them more comfortable and easier to care for than metal braces. Finally, treatment time is typically shorter with clear braces since they straighten teeth more efficiently.

If you’re considering clear braces but aren’t sure if they’re worth the investment, schedule a consultation with an orthodontist near you. They will be able to assess your specific needs and provide you with a treatment plan and estimate of costs.

What are the Benefits of Clear Braces?

If you’re considering braces, you may be wondering if clear braces are worth the extra cost. Here are some benefits of clear braces that may help you make your decision:

1. Clear braces are less noticeable than metal braces, so if you’re concerned about aesthetics, they may be a good choice for you.

2. Clear braces can be more comfortable than metal braces, as they don’t have brackets that can rub against your gums.

3. Clear braces usually require fewer adjustments than metal braces, so you may save time and money in the long run.

4. Clear braces can be removed for eating and cleaning, so you won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your brackets.

5. Clear braces tend to have lower failure rates than metal braces, so you may be less likely to need additional treatment once your braces are removed.

woman holding clear braces

How are Clear Braces Better than Traditional Braces?

If you’re considering braces, you may be wondering if clear braces are worth the investment. While traditional metal braces are still a popular choice, clear braces offer several advantages. Here’s a look at some of the ways clear braces can benefit you:

1. They’re easier to keep clean. Clear braces are less likely to trap food and plaque than metal braces, making them easier to keep clean. Simply brush and floss as usual and visit your orthodontist regularly for cleanings.

2. They work quicker than traditional braces. Usually, the treatment period for invisible braces is around 18 to 24 months. Compare this with traditional metal braces, which usually need to be worn for years at a time.

3. They are safer than traditional braces. The wires and brackets of traditional braces can be very uncomfortable, and more importantly, they can cause wounds and sores in the mouth of the wearer.

How Long Does It Take for Them to Work

If you’re considering clear braces, you might be wondering how long they take to work. While traditional braces can take up to two years to achieve desired results, clear braces typically take about 18 months. So, if you’re looking for a quicker option, clear braces may be the way to go.

Of course, the amount of time it takes for clear braces to work will vary from person to person. Factors such as the severity of your misalignment and how well you follow your orthodontist’s instructions can affect treatment time. But in general, you can expect clear braces to take about a year and a half to achieve straighter teeth.

So, if you’re interested in straightening your teeth but don’t want to wait years to see results, clear braces may be the right choice for you. To learn more about clear or invisible braces, you may want to learn more about how ALINA works.

Are They Painful?

While clear braces are not typically painful, some people may experience discomfort or soreness when the braces are first put on or adjusted. This is usually temporary and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. Some people may also experience discomfort when eating certain foods or brushing their teeth with braces. Again, this is usually temporary and can be alleviated by avoiding hard or sticky foods and being extra gentle when brushing.

How ALINA Should be Your choice for Clear Braces

ALINA is the top choice for invisible braces available on the market today, and can treat almost every mild to moderate kind of malocclusion. This is because ALINA has:

  • Better materials – ALINA’s invisible braces are made with a space-age, FDA-approved material that’s hypoallergenic and perfectly transparent, to fully allow patients to uncover their smiles.
  • Better technology – Using Ai-powered AlinaSmile technology, the patient’s most beautiful smile is achieved, taking into consideration all of their facial features, not just their teeth.
  • Better results – More than a million people throughout the US, Canada, and the UK have achieved beautiful smiles by partnering with ALINA.

Begin your journey to the smile of your dreams and book a consult with us today.

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Dr. Kristine Mae Bonaobra

Dr. Kristine Mae Bonaobra

graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry in 2016. She has practiced at several different clinics throughout the metro, including DentPro Dental Services and BrightSmile Avenue Dental Clinic. She completed her Orthodontic Preceptorship Course for General Dentists from DACI Inc. in 2018, and completed the Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry from the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED), graduating in 2021 with an Award of Merit. Dr. Bonaobra is an Associate Member of both the International Association for Orthodontics and PAED.

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