Clear Aligner Therapy

“My teeth are crooked!”

Crooked teeth are such a pain to look at in the mirror, whether you have had crooked teeth for a long time or have noticed that your once-straight smile is shifting. You might even find that the straighter your teeth are, the more you notice when a few teeth are out of place.

Clear aligner therapy is a newer technology and for many patients is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Using custom-fabricated see-through aligners, we can gradually migrate your teeth from crooked to straight.

Clear Aligners vs. Braces

Many of the advantages of aligner therapy over traditional braces are obvious. Of course, they are a lot easier on the eyes! You may be months into treatment before people notice you’re wearing aligners. Many patients also report that aligners are more comfortable, without metal brackets cutting up your lips and cheeks. There are also no wires that can come loose and cut you.

Secondly, as dental professionals, we love aligners because our patients have a much easier time cleaning their teeth. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This means there is no need for cumbersome floss threaders, and patients generally have fewer gum problems after completing treatment.

Finally, clear aligner therapy is a digital process flow which keeps the likeness of your teeth stored for life. We can control every tooth down to fractions of a degree or millimeter and plan out exactly how we want things to move. This also means that if you lose your retainer, it’s very easy to have a new set printed rather than having to go through molds and models again.

If you’re interested in learning more about clear aligner therapy or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call today!

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