Exceptional Dentistry of Delaware

What is the difference between clear aligners and traditional braces?

If you talk to any teenagers, you may be most familiar with visible traditional braces which use metal brackets cemented to the teeth and wires fastened to the brackets to move the teeth. These traditional braces have been used for many years and are the way orthodontics has been done for a long time. Luckily, newer technology has made this metal look a thing of the past. Clear aligners are thin plastic trays that fit over your teeth, designed to be virtually invisible, and use tooth-colored buttons to guide teeth to their ideal position. There is no wire tightening, no wires poking your cheek, no brackets falling off on weekends, and the comfortable and clear trays are worn sequentially to gently move teeth to their optimal position.

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