5 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Got Teeth Aligners

Yes, braces straighten your teeth. But they also require you to make many changes associated with having a mouth full of metal. Luckily, you’ll find a much less disruptive option at our West Union, IA office: teeth aligners.

To see if this orthodontic solution is right for you, call West Union Dental Associates at 563-677-6861. Or for our other location in Oelwein, call 319-209-9295. In the meantime, check out five reasons that so many folks are happy with their aligners:

  • Barely Noticeable – Your orthodontic aligners are made of clear plastic. Since they are custom-made for you, they fit snugly over your teeth. So unlike bulky metal braces, they blend easily into your smile. 
  • More Comfortable Than Braces – Without wires and brackets, the smooth plastic aligners are far more comfortable to wear too. With braces, you’ll need to get your wires tightened every few weeks, a process that can be pretty uncomfortable. No adjustments are needed with your clear aligners. 
  • Faster Results – Many patients complete their aligner treatment in about 12 months. In contrast, braces typically must be worn for two or more years to straighten teeth. 
  • Won’t Limit Your Lifestyle – One of the biggest benefits of aligners is the ability to remove them. Since you can take them out for meals, you can eat anything you want. Brushing and flossing are a snap, since you don’t have to worry about braces being in your way. You can even pop out your aligners for special events. Just make sure you wear them about 22 hours a day for the best results. 
  • Fewer Office Visits – You’ll receive a series of custom-made clear aligners. You simply wear each set for about two weeks before moving on to the next ones. While you’ll make occasional visits to our office during treatment for progress checks, it will be fewer appointments than needed for braces. 

Interested in teeth aligners? West Union Dental Associates at 563-677-6861. Or call Oelwein Dental Associates at 319-209-9295.