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It seems like traditional braces have been the primary way to straighten teeth since the dawn of time. The bracket and wire approach has been time-tested and true. They do a great job, and are still the most effective way to align teeth in difficult cases. That is why they are still in use today.

It used to be that traditional braces were the only game in town, but nowadays, modern technology has given patients more options. The simple truth is, no matter how good traditional braces do the job, they are still very restrictive, inconvenient, and probably the biggest complaint, unattractive.

Today, the most discreet and convenient way to straighten your teeth comes from clear aligners. Invisalign® aligners are the most popular of the clear aligner manufacturers. Aligners are made from a clear plastic that is custom-made and molded directly from the patient’s own teeth. A series is made of them with slight adjustments in each set of them. The patient changes them out about every two weeks until their teeth have come into perfect alignment.

The beauty of clear aligners is that no one is able to tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you can take them out to eat, drink, brush your and clean them. Clearly, there are great advantages to clear aligners.

If you’d like more information on the benefits of clear aligners, call Dr. Jorge de la Osa and our helpful team at Sunshine Dental Group. Phone: 323.266.2120, or come by our office in Commerce, California.