Advantages of Clear Aligners

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, clear aligners have quickly become one of the most popular ways to improve your smile and oral health. Made with clear polyurethane plastic, the clear aligners are invisible, making them a great treatment option for teens and adults. Plus, they’re more convenient and comfortable than both traditional metal braces and clear braces in Syracuse, NY.

To treat a variety of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, CFSS Braces proudly provides Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligners to patients in our Fayetteville, Fulton, and North Syracuse, NY orthodontic offices. If you’re still wondering why the clear aligners are so popular, we’ve highlighted the top five advantages below.

Discreet: It’s Basically Invisible

In many cases, our older teen and adult patients don’t want to deal with the discomfort of traditional metal braces. While wearing Invisalign, most people will not even notice that you are straightening your teeth. The aligners are thin, clear and custom made to fit over your teeth as you move through each series of trays. It has never been easier and less noticeable to achieve a bright, beautiful smile!


Invisalign aligners are smooth and generally more comfortable to wear than Syracuse metal braces. They will not irritate the inside of your mouth, and our patients can typically adjust to wearing the aligners very easily.

Clear aligners can be easily removed to eat, brush, and floss. You can still enjoy your favorite candies and other “restricted” foods, as long as you keep your aligners and teeth clean throughout the treatment. This makes them incredibly convenient no matter what your lifestyle!

Orthodontically Effective

Invisalign can treat a variety of mild to moderate conditions, such as crookedness, crowding, and gapped teeth. For severe cases, traditional braces may be best, but the majority of our patients qualify for Invisalign, which has shown to be just as orthodontically effective as other treatments. And, for more mild treatment needs, our SureSmile aligners may be the perfect option for you!

The process works by slowly moving your teeth to the correct position with a series of clear plastic aligners. Depending on your teeth and treatment plan, you could have 12 – 48 different aligners. Your aligners are typically changed every week to every two weeks. Each new aligner will adjust the teeth ever so slightly. Your last set of aligners will work as your final retainer to keep your teeth straight.

Protection From Teeth-Grinding

For those who have problems grinding their teeth at night, clear aligners serve the additional function of creating a barrier between the teeth and preventing them from getting worn down. This is another great advantage when choosing clear aligners as your orthodontic treatment.

Improved Oral Health

Clear aligners can easily be taken out to brush and floss thoroughly every day and night. This makes oral care much simpler, as long as you’re proactive about keeping your teeth and aligners clean throughout your treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment for Clear Aligners at CFSS Braces Today!

A beautiful, straighter smile is in your future, and we're happy to help. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, you can reach our orthodontists in Syracuse at 315-458-0020 or complete an appointment request online. You can also learn more about the areas we serve, and our additional orthodontic treatments like clear braces and metal braces in Syracuse, NY. We look forward to hearing from you soon!