If you don’t know what clear aligners are, there are a few popular brands that you might
be familiar with including Invisalign or ClearCorrect. Clear aligner treatment has
become popular for aesthetic reasons – no adult wants to have unsightly metal brackets
and wire in their mouth for years!
But now that you can have clear brackets/braces and wires with Smilefast. It’s easier to have
treatment without it being obvious. But there are other advantages to Smilefast when compared to
clear aligner treatment:
A fixed appliance
Smilefast brackets/braces and wires are known as a fixed appliance, this means you can’t take them out until you finish treatment, whereas aligners are removable. Most clear aligners need to be worn a minimum of 22 hours each day, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth, but many people will forget to put them in or simply get lazy. By having a fixed appliance there is no chance of losing your braces or not wearing them enough. This brings us to our next advantage…
Smilefast brackets and wires move teeth more efficiently than clear aligners in general. Basically, a wire can pull, twist and move a tooth in several planes through the brackets, whereas aligners can only really push from the front or back and are minimally effective with side movements and pulling teeth down, and may require attachments with the aligners (using a slightly different aligner every 2-3 weeks).
Smilefast takes less time than aligner treatment! Being a fixed appliance, the brackets/braces and wires are always working away at moving your teeth. This simple fact alone means that treatment can take less than 12 months, usually 6 to 9 months. Clear aligner treatment generally takes 18-24 months or even longer, and that’s only if you are religiously wearing your aligners 22 hours a day!
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