Posted .

You may be under the impression that orthodontics are strictly for people who have yet to graduate high school. After all, if you take a look at school yearbooks from the past, you will probably notice the number of bright metal smiles. And while traditional braces are still a proven method for getting a straighter smile, they may not appeal to everyone.

While braces do a great job of improving the alignment of your teeth, if you are an adult or the parent of an active teen, metal braces might not work well. Traditional braces require regular visits to the dentist for adjustments and examinations. If you wear braces, you need to take extra care brushing and flossing them after every meal and snack. This can take a great deal of time. Hard and sticky foods can damage your braces, or get caught in them, which means that you will have limitations on your menu while you have your braces. Braces take some getting used to, and they can irritate your lips, cheeks and gums. And of course, there is the matter of appearance. Teenagers and adults alike may not want the look of a mouthful of metal, and if you are an adult, you want people looking at you and not your dental work in social and professional situations. And let’s be honest life is busier for everyone these days, and convenience as well as appearance, is a consideration.

This is where clear aligners provided by our dentist, Dr. Christopher Louie come in. Clear aligners are a convenient, comfortable, and discreet way to straighten your teeth. To give you clear aligners, the dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth, which means no messy impression paste! Those digital impressions will be used to create a series of aligners generated by a computer and designed specifically to improve your smile. As you wear the each set of aligners, they will gradually and comfortably move your teeth into their proper positions. This includes moving them vertically, horizontally, and even rotate them until they are aligned. You will wear each set of aligners for around two weeks before switching to a new set. The aligners are made of a clear material and fit snugly against your teeth. This makes you aligners almost invisible to other people, and no one will know you are wearing them. You remove your aligners to eat, which means you can enjoy your favorite foods without having to worry about damaging your dental work. You also take them out to clean them, and they are easy to clean. We can provide you with a cleaning solution and you can take care of them while you are brushing our teeth.

Maybe you were not able to straighten your teeth when you were younger. The good news is that people of all ages are opting to improve their smiles with orthodontics, and clear aligners in Fremont. California, may be perfect for you. If you are interested in finding our more about clear aligners, call 510-656-7778 today to schedule your appointment at Louie Famnily Dentistry.