Many teenagers get braces. That’s due to two reasons:

• Adult teeth almost always come in crooked.

• At that age, their teeth have mostly stopped moving.

Orthodontic treatments are needed to straighten and align teeth. This not only makes a smile look much better, it helps improve your dental health. Getting orthodontics any earlier makes no sense because the teeth are still moving and getting into place.

If so many teens get braces, then why do so many adults have crooked teeth or gaps between them? That’s because your teeth never really stop moving. But what are you going to do, get metal braces again?

Call us today at our Laredo, TX dental offices (Junction Drive at 956-242-6745 or Winfield at 956-517-2695) to schedule an appointment for ClearCorrect. This modern orthodontic treatment has no metal or wires, but it will get your smile looking straight and aligned.

Why Adults Can Have Crooked Teeth

Sometimes, dental care is a one-and-done thing. If you have a cavity, you get it filled. Sure, that filling will likely need to be replaced years from now, but that’s just because nothing lasts forever. But when it comes to orthodontics, it’s more of a process than a task to check off. Here are some specific reasons why adults need orthodontic treatments like ClearCorrect.

Accidents happen: If you have a sports injury or a bad fall and damage your teeth, you can easily have more than just a chip or crack. Your teeth can also get knocked out of alignment.

Not everyone gets braces: Some families cannot afford braces. Then there are rare cases when someone’s teeth are a bit crooked by not bad, so they wait on getting orthodontic treatment.

Teeth keep moving: Think of it. You’re using your teeth to chew, tear, and crush food many times each day for your whole life. All that pressure on your teeth means they can slide and move over the years.

ClearCorrect Gives You Many Benefits

Adults deserve straight teeth just as much as any teenager, but you do not have to get braces. Our Laredo, TX dental offices can give you ClearCorrect, a series of clear plastic trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. These will give you the straight smile you deserve and more.

1. ClearCorrect can save you 1-2 years of treatments.

Traditional braces work, but they take their time. Partly, that’s because your teeth have to be moved slowly to make sure you don’t damage them. But those braces can take 2-3 years before all is said and done.

ClearCorrect is modern and does things more quickly (but still safely). This treatment is often done in just one year. That means you can save 1-2 years of wearing braces and getting to the dental office to have things tightened.

2. ClearCorrect won’t stain your teeth.

To get the metal brackets stuck on your teeth, a dentist needs to cement them in place. This gives a strong hold so the wires can pull your teeth to where they belong. However, there are sometimes complications. Leaving a bracket cemented to your tooth for 2-3 years can stain that tooth.

That’s never a problem with ClearCorrect because nothing is bonded to your teeth. Instead, you wear the clear trays over your teeth. They’re like mouthguards but thinner and much more comfortable.

3. ClearCorrect can be taken out at any time.

When you have metal braces on your teeth, there are a lot of foods you cannot eat. Some foods are too sticky and will increase your chances of tooth decay or gum disease. Others will damage the braces.

Since your ClearCorrect trays can be taken out at any time, there are no eating restrictions. Just take them out, enjoy your meal, brush, and put them back on. It really is that simple.

4. ClearCorrect is practically invisible.

This might be the biggest benefit for adults because no adult looks good wearing metal braces. They’re just connected to being a teen, so they look really out of place on an adult’s smile. That can be very embarrassing.

But ClearCorrect is almost invisible when worn. That’s because they’re made from a smooth, clear plastic. Once you place them on your teeth, the white enamel can still clearly be seen. Many people at work or school will never know you’re getting orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

Call us today at our Laredo, TX dental offices (Junction Drive at 956-242-6745 or Winfield at 956-517-2695) to schedule your next appointment for cosmetic dentistry. Adults need orthodontics just as much as teens, and with ClearCorrect, you can do that discreetly, quickly, and safely.