Invisible Braces Offer Advantages Over Traditional Metal or Ceramic Braces

Invisible braces offer several advantages over traditional metal or ceramic braces. They’re more comfortable, easier to handle, and they look better! Orthodontists use braces as a way to straighten misaligned teeth or improve an overbite. Before invisible braces were developed, metal braces were the most frequent choice for correcting these types of dental problems. While braces are typically affixed during late childhood, many adults can benefit from them, too. As an alternative to uncomfortable, unsightly wires, invisible braces are a great option when you’re looking for a virtually invisible way to improve teeth that are crowded, crooked, have gaps, and are generally misaligned. 

Usually, getting braces is not welcomed by most people, primarily because they are not attractive and can be aggravating to deal with. Food restrictions are a major deterrent for traditional braces. Foods that are overly chewy, crunchy, hard or sticky must be avoided because they can pop the wires off the brackets of the braces; some foods can even pop a bracket clear off of a tooth. But with the option of invisible braces, it can be a more pleasant experience. There are no food restrictions – you simply take the clear aligners out when you eat and put them back in when you are finished. No more worries about food particles getting stuck in the wires, like with metal braces. 

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SureSmile® invisible braces, offered at Olathe Dental Care Center, are a popular alternative to metal braces. They work to gradually straighten your teeth through wearing a series of clear, custom-fit removable aligners, with no brackets or wires. They are more comfortable inside your mouth, and you won’t have the stigma of having to wear braces in the first place because they aren’t glaringly obvious. 

For many people, especially adults, the advantages of invisible braces over traditional braces are more than clear. They move your teeth without the hardware of traditional silver or tooth-colored braces and wires. Invisible braces are made of clear, firm but flexible plastic, and fit snuggly and tightly over your teeth. You will be wearing a series of clear, state-of-the-art, removable aligners that straighten your teeth out over a period of several weeks or months, depending on your particular situation – no two treatment cases are ever the same. 

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SureSmile® clear aligners are completely customizable, which allows them to follow the contour of your teeth for comfort and to give you the best smile possible. The treatment process for getting invisible braces begins with a consultation with Dr Jeffrey Higgins.  A 3-D model of your teeth is created that allows our competent staff to analyze your bite from every angle possible. Using this model and our state-of-the-art treatment planning software, movement of each tooth is calculated with unparalleled precision.
Olathe Dental Care Center invisible braces are made of elite Essix® Plastic – which is known for superior performance at straightening teeth. Your invisible braces will be designed to move your teeth into place by applying the right amount of force at the right time to the right tooth. The end result is you will have a unique, attractive smile.

Most importantly, the SureSmile® Aligner system gives you the peace of mind that your treatment plan is developed by a dental professional. ODCC has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and software that allows us to see your teeth from every angle imaginable. You can be confident your personalized treatment plan for invisible braces is fully customized and designed for a long-term healthy, happy smile. To see if invisible braces might be right for you, schedule your consultation today.

Olathe Dental Care Center


234 South Cherry St
Olathe KS 66061




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