Clear Aligners

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEAR ALIGNERS VS METAL BRACES FOR STRAIGHTENING TEETH?

Most people who consult Beam for their orthodontic treatments usually come with interesting questions. The question that tops the list is “what is the difference between clear aligners and metal braces, and which is the best to correct their problem?”

It is important to note that clear aligners and braces are treatment strategies that help realign the teeth and close teeth gaps for a beautiful grin. If you want to straighten your top teeth or your entire dentition, you may wonder if you should go for clear aligners or conventional metal braces for straightening teeth. This article discusses the facts which can help you make the right decision.

Aesthetics (feel and look)

Straight teeth are attractive. Clear aligners are near invisible and very smooth and do not cut the inside of the mouth compared to conventional metal braces when straightening teeth. 

Most people are attracted to clear aligners because of their near invisibility. It has a “one-piece design,” and it does not break compared to wire braces. 

Clear aligners are invisible, fit well, so well that sometimes you may forget that it is there. At first, when you wear clear aligners, it will feel like you are putting on a new pair of shoes. But after some time, your mouth gets used to it.

You can eat freely

You can adapt easily to clear aligners and eat whatever you like. But this is not the case with traditional braces. When you are using traditional braces, you may have to avoid hard foods that can break the wires. Chewy foods are a no as well because they can stick in the brackets and wires.

Clear Aligners
Clear Aligners

If you’re a big fan of tough yummy foods, then you are better off with a clear aligner. Also, it is easy to take them off before eating.

Brackets are the very opposite of invisible aligners. They are usually fixed to the teeth. This makes it hard to eat some kind of food (which may be rich in nutrients). Examples are nuts and apples. Also, people who wear braces for straightening teeth may find it hard to floss and clean their teeth while wearing the braces.

Wearability

You don’t need the services of an expert to remove clear aligners. Clear aligners are custom-made, meaning that they will fit well in your mouth. Also, they cause zero irritation because they are made of smooth Zendura FLX material. You can wear each aligner for 20-22 hours daily, for two weeks. You must take off the aligners before flossing, brushing, or eating.

Conversely, traditional metal braces for straightening teeth are permanent. Also, they can only be removed by the orthodontist after the teeth have been properly aligned.

Cleaning

Aligners are easy to clean thanks to their removability. On the other hand, you’ll have to put in a lot of effort with braces while flossing and brushing. You mustn’t clean clear aligners with toothpaste. Why? Well, the glue is harsh and may cause scratches on your aligner. Do not fail to rinse your aligner with cold water. Also, aligners should not be left in the open. Using clear aligners makes it easy to maintain oral hygiene as compared to conventional braces.

Traditional braces have these wires that surround your teeth. Because of this, you may be unable to brush or floss your teeth as efficiently as you should.

Pain

Invisible aligners cause significantly less pain, unlike conventional braces for straightening teeth. Clear aligners cause very mild discomfort when switching between two sets of aligners.

Duration of action

How long you’ll wear your clear aligner depends on the severity of your condition. In many cases, the typical treatment lasts between 6 months. On the other hand, metal braces for straightening teeth must be worn 24/7 for no less than 2 years.

Regular consultation

Making monthly visits to the dentist is no easy task. But with clear aligners, you can enjoy a lot of flexibility. You won’t have to visit the dentist every month.

On the contrary, metal braces are a big deal. You will have to make monthly visits to the dentist especially if the wire comes out.

Takeaway

Having compared clear aligners with metal braces, it is obvious that clear aligners have more advantages than conventional metal braces. 

So, where can you get clear aligners in Australia?

Beam is the way to go. What makes Beam unique is that it offers online or remote dentistry and no in-person appointments. You can safely straighten your teeth from home. 

There’s no need for dental office visits. Our licensed dentists are involved in all the stages of your treatment to ensure that your teeth straightening goes according to plan.

How does Beam work?

It is easy and simple to get started with home teeth straightening kit. First, you order the kit to take your dental impression at home. Beam offers an impression kit for just $49.00. Once you order your impression kit, it is immediately shipped to you, and you can take your impressions at home!

The beam will then use your impressions to design an entirely personalized treatment plan to straighten your teeth. Our plans are approved by licensed dentists.

Obtain perfect results

After getting your approved treatment plan, your aligners will be sent to you. All you have to do is wear them and move on with your life. At Beam, we work hard to ensure that our costs are low and very affordable. You also have access to flexible financing options to make your treatment affordable. Beam prices are very low compared to what is offered by other companies.

Responsive customer service

Beam believes in high standards and competency. This explains why we are available to respond to your inquiries 24/7. You can email us at hello@trybeam.com.au or send us a message via WhatsApp on +61421577409.

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