Are you looking for a clear braces alternative to traditional metal orthodontics to straighten your crooked teeth? Clear aligners might be a viable solution for your and your smile. These virtually invisible braces changed the way adults and teens can straighten their teeth thanks to unprecedented convenience.
Clear braces use a custom-made set of clear plastic trays, called “aligners” that gradually readjust the position of your teeth. First, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan, through x-rays, impressions of your teeth, and 3D imagery to determine the final position of your teeth. Next, your customized aligners are crafted from virtually invisible, BPA-free plastic that is comfortable to wear and doesn’t irritate your gums or cheeks. The best part is you can see the results in-office before you even begin treatment.
Every two weeks you swap aligners, stepping down to the next set in the series. The general course of treatment is finished in nine to fifteen months but can vary depending on your case. Most patients wear between eighteen and thirty different aligners during their treatments.
Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners are removable, meaning you can eat what you like. This also makes brushing and flossing simple, and helps you keep your healthy hygiene habits even while straightening. You should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. And since there are no wires to adjust, you don’t have to visit the dentist as often. Instead, we’ll monitor your progress and ensure the aligners are efficiently helping you meet your goal.
Clear aligners are great if you have an overbite, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, or an underbite. Misaligned teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue, as these issues can cause adverse oral health effects as well. Want to straighten your smile but don’t want the world to know? Ask us about clear aligners today!