Crowding, spacing, and poor positioning can have a major impact on your teeth – causing wear patterns that remove natural tooth structure faster than normal or cause excessive plaque build up that can negatively impact your gums over time. Clear aligner therapy is a process by which improperly positioned teeth are moved with clear trays that fit over the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners do not require brackets or wires to straighten your teeth. Clear aligner treatment is best indicated for patients with mild to moderate crowding and those who have undergone orthodontic treatment in the past.
Clear aligner treatment typically takes about one year, but the treatment time ultimately depends on each individual patient and their specific orthodontic needs.
What Are The Advantages of Clear Aligners?
- More hygienic: Given that they trays can be taken in and out, it makes brushing and flossing your teeth much easier in comparison with traditional braces.
- Virtually invisible: Clear aligners are made of clear, thin plastic and often go unnoticed in social situations.
- You are in control: You are not limited in the foods you want to eat because you have the ability to take your trays in and out. Also, if you feel uncomfortable with the aligners in place while you are giving a presentation or out on a date, you can just take them out for short periods of time!
Contact us today to see how we can improve the function and esthetics of your teeth with clear aligners!