December 11, 2018
In a poll conducted by Match.com, 5,000 people reported that the most attractive quality they look for when dating is a nice smile. And countless other studies have shown that people with a great smile are perceived as more likable and competent at work. But, despite these benefits, many people would rather have crooked teeth than wear traditional braces. Fortunately, modern alternatives have become available in the last 20 years that deliver fantastic results, without the hassle of wearing brackets and wires. Many people are familiar with the Invisalign system, but Simpli5 clear aligners are just as convenient and effective! Learn more below about how it works and find out if you might be a good candidate.
How Does Simpli5 Work?
All orthodontic options fundamentally work in the same way: by applying controlled pressure to the teeth to create movement. But the key difference with Simpli5 is that it uses clear plastic trays called aligners to move the teeth instead of brackets and wires.
Similar to Invisalign, you’ll start your treatment with one pair of aligners that you’ll wear for 22 hours per day (taking them out to eat and brush your teeth). Each set makes small, incremental movements in the teeth until the final result is achieved.
After taking images of your teeth, an orthodontist will be able to tell you how many sets of aligners you’ll need and what your time in treatment will be. On average, people will complete Simpli5 treatment in 3-5 months.
What Advantages Does Simpli5 Offer?
On top of the obvious advantage of being clear, Simpli5 clear aligners offer other advantages over traditional braces as well:
- There’s significantly less time in treatment.
- There are no dietary restrictions.
- It’s much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean than it is in braces.
- Clear braces in McMurray are much more comfortable than brackets and wires and won’t irritate your soft tissues.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Everyone’s situation is different, and what’s right for one person may not be right for another. That’s why the best way to find out if Simpli5 would work for you is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.
With that said, Simpli5 is great for mild or moderate cases of spacing or crowding. For more severe cases, a different option might be recommended to give you a better result.
But, for many people, Simpli5 is an outstanding alternative to braces that will give you the straight, even smile you’ve been wanting – quickly and invisibly!
About the Author
Dr. Gary Cartwright is an orthodontist in McMurray who is thrilled to offer a variety of orthodontic options to his patients, including an effective alternative to braces like Simpli5. He knows it provides great results and loves seeing the impact a straight smile has on his patients’ lives. If you have any questions about straightening your smile with Simpli5, he can be reached via his website or at (412) 833-6188.
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