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7 Reasons People Choose Clear Aligners Philadelphia, PA
Woman in a dental chair during orthodontic appointment looking at her perfect teeth in a mirror.

If you are considering straightening your smile, you may be concerned with the idea of wearing braces. While braces are effective for correcting imperfections in your bite and smile, they are not for everyone. Clear aligners offer an alternative to metal braces that many of our patients at Broad Street Braces enjoy. Here are seven popular reasons some of our patients love clear aligners for straightening their smile.

1. Almost Invisible

You will hear people call clear aligners “invisible braces.” While they are not braces, aligners are almost invisible. The clear, BPA-free plastic fits over the teeth and does not detract from your smile, discreetly straightening your teeth without metal brackets.

2. More Comfortable

While modern braces are much more comfortable than those in the past, clear aligners are less irritating to your mouth. While brackets and wires can rub on the guns and other oral tissues, the smooth plastic aligners are definitely easier on your mouth.

3. Eat What You Love

Braces can be damaged by crunchy or sticky foods. With clear aligners, you can remove your orthodontic devices when you eat. Enjoy all your favorites foods, then brush your teeth and insert your aligners again when you are done.

4. Better Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth clean is harder with braces. Clear aligners can be removed to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly for improved oral hygiene.

5. Protect Your Teeth

Clear aligners fit over your teeth, which can be a benefit for some patients. If you tend to grind your teeth, aligners can protect your teeth from damage. This is especially beneficial for those with bruxism or nocturnal teeth grinding.

6. Fewer Visits to Our Office

Most of our patients with clear aligners have fewer visits to our office during their orthodontic treatment than those with braces. This is because braces tend to need more repairs and adjustments than clear aligners.

7. Less Embarrassment

For some people, wearing braces can be embarrassing. Adults may feel transported back to their teenage years and teens may be self-conscious of the metal on their teeth. With clear aligners, the appearance is discreet and more professional for adults.

If you want a more comfortable and “invisible” option for straightening your teeth, come see us at Broad Street Braces. We offer options in clear aligners at our orthodontic center in Philadelphia, PA.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!