Got Gaps? Get rid of them with clear aligners

Gap teeth are quite the fashion statement at the moment, with models such as Lily Aldridge, Vanessa Paradis and Georgia May Jagger inspiring people around the world to embrace the spaces between their teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is comfortable flaunting their “flaws”, and while some people have grown to love their gapped teeth, others may be looking for the best way to get rid of it.

The answer is Clear Aligners. Thanks to this revolutionary invention, you can have the flawless smile you’ve always dreamed of.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are quickly becoming the most popular orthodontic treatment available today. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to shift the teeth, they have a series of custom-made clear plastic trays.

Each tray is worn for about 2 weeks until the teeth are aligned sufficiently. Then you move on to the next tray and so forth until your teeth are perfectly aligned and your gaps have been eliminated.

Clear Aligners vs Metal Braces

More and more people are choosing clear aligners to fix the spacing in their smile, and it’s no wonder because it offers a number of advantages compared to traditional metal braces:

  • Subtle Appearance: The trays themselves are practically invisible when worn on the teeth, meaning you won’t have to worry about other people noticing them. Only you and your dentist will know that you’re straightening your teeth!
  • Comfortable: Every clear aligner treatment is custom-made for each patient using smooth plastic that fits easily among the gums and teeth.
  • Convenient: The trays are removable, so you can take them out whenever you need to brush your teeth or eat, meaning you can still enjoy your favourites throughout treatment!
  • Fast: Braces usually need about two to three years to address spacing issues, but clear aligners can accomplish the same in about 8-18 months!

Are clear aligners right for you?

The first step to getting Clear Aligners is to contact Dr JJ Serfontein to schedule an appointment. He’ll perform a brief exam, and after determining that you have no outstanding dental issues such as cavities or gum disease, you can start your treatment.

Then you’ll get your first set of trays, and it’s just a matter of time before a gorgeous smile is there to greet you every morning!

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