The most obvious appeal clear aligners have to prospective patients is how drastically less-noticeable the aligners are when compared to traditional braces.
The smooth and flexible plastic of clear aligners, such as Invisalign and 3M Clarity Aligners, causes minimal disturbance to the teeth and mouth. There aren’t any brackets or sharp wires to cause abrasions or poke your mouth, making it a more comfortable option right from the beginning. Aligners take up less space in your mouth than braces as well, displacing your cheeks and lips less, and making it less apparent you are undergoing treatment.
After your initial consultation, you’ll typically have fewer appointments than you would with traditional braces. Since you’ll be given a certain number of aligners at the beginning of your treatment, you’ll only have to see Dr. Cox every 6-8 weeks to ensure your treatment is on track. There’s also a reduced chance you’ll have to come in for emergency appointments since very little can go wrong with your aligner hardware as opposed to braces, which have brackets that are prone to breaking and wires that can poke and cause occasional discomfort.