- Published Date: 21 Mar 2022
- Updated Date: 21 Mar 2022
- Reading Time: 4 min
According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, more than 4 million people in Canada and the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any one time. Orthodontic treatment refers to the process of straightening misaligned teeth in order to improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, braces are a fantastic option. There are many different kinds of braces that you can choose from today, from the traditional metal braces to clear braces and more. Many people prefer clear braces due to the fact that they are practically invisible.
When deciding which type of braces you would like to choose, there are many factors to consider. Chief among these is ‘Do clear braces take longer than metal?” In this blog post, we will answer that question and look at the process of straightening your teeth with clear braces.
Do Clear Braces Take Longer Than Metal?
The short answer here is “No, they do not take longer than metal braces”. While there are many different types of clear braces, they typically take less time than traditional metal braces.
When you choose to straighten your teeth with clear braces from ALIGNERCO, you will realize amazing results in considerably less time than metal braces. With our invisible aligners, you can say hello to straighter teeth in just 4 to 6 months. If you choose our NightOnly clear aligners, the treatment duration is on average 6 to 8 months.
Treatment with metal braces generally takes between 18 and 24 months. It should be noted that every case is different and treatment times can vary considerably.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
At ALIGNERCO, we offer clear braces direct to our customers, simplifying the process of straightening teeth. Check out our easy 3 step process here to learn more.
1. Take Your Impressions
As we are a direct-to-customer orthodontic provider, there is no need to schedule any physical appointments at a dental clinic. Instead, all you need to do is order one of our impression kits. These are currently available for just $55 on a limited-time offer.
Once you have received your impression kit, simply follow the steps and send the kit back to our expert team. Not everyone will be deemed a suitable candidate for our clear braces. In that case, we will refund the full cost of your impression kit.
2. Receive Your Customised Clear Braces
Our expert team will take your impression kit and use it to create a fully customized clear braces treatment plan. You can rest assured that this plan will be specially designed for your smile and with your smile goals in mind. Best of all, you will receive your clear braces without having to visit a dental clinic.
Our clear braces are available at the low fixed price of $1,285 (with a free teeth whitening kit included) or $107 per month over 12 months. As noted above, you can also choose the NightOnly option, in which you wear your clear braces only while you sleep.
3. Watch As Your Smile Improves
With our clear braces treatment plan, you will receive a series of clear aligners that will gradually move your teeth into their correct position. Unlike metal braces, there are no wires or brackets to worry about. This means that your clear braces will be comfortable to wear throughout your treatment duration.
Each of our aligner trays should be worn for 10 days. Over time, you will begin to notice the movement of your teeth and the development of your dream smile. Before you know it, you will have finished your treatment and you will have a smile that you are ready to show off!
What Are the Benefits of Clear Braces?
If you are a teenager or adult and are reluctant to wear highly visible metal braces, then clear braces from ALIGNERCO are your best option. Unlike you actively choose to tell your friends that you are wearing clear braces, the chances are that they won’t have any idea. When you wear metal braces, no one is in any doubt that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Clear braces also offer far greater convenience than metal braces given that they are removable. This means that you won’t be restricted in your diet and will be able to enjoy all your favourite foods. Certain foods may be restricted if you are wearing metal braces as they could damage the brackets and wires.
The fact that they are removable is also beneficial for maintaining an excellent oral healthcare routine. Looking after your teeth is always important but especially so when they are being gradually moved into a new position. With clear braces that are removable, you will be able to brush and floss your teeth without any difficulties.
Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Braces
Do clear braces take longer than metal? The bottom line is that clear braces work to straighten teeth faster than traditional metal braces.
If you are keen to straighten your teeth without long treatment times, then clear braces from ALIGNERCO is your No.1 option. We are the leading provider of direct-to-customer clear aligners in Canada
To get started, simply take a free assessment and see if you are a good fit for our braces. We are passionate about helping people realize their brightest smiles. We understand the role that straight teeth can play in enhancing people’s confidence and self-esteem and looking forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.
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