Are You a Good Candidate for Clear Aligner Therapy?
Posted on 8/9/2021 by Evan
If you do not want to wear braces but still want a straighter smile or better bite, you may want to consider clear aligner therapy. It could give you the smile you want without being overly obvious.
What Is Clear Aligner Therapy?
Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic treatment that is designed to straighten the teeth by using clear dental aligners. Over time, the aligners, which are switched out, slowly apply a gentle pressure, which encourages tooth movement. By using the therapy, you can move the teeth and stabilize them at the same time. Clear aligners have many of the functions of traditional braces while making tooth straightening much less noticeable.
Good Candidates for Clear Aligners
If you feel self-conscious about crowding or you would like to have a straighter smile, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners. Because the aligners cannot be readily seen, both teens and adults like this type of tooth straightening procedure. If you are involved in athletics and wish to socialize, or participate in extracurricular activities, you are a good candidate for clear aligners.
How the Therapy Works
To begin the therapy, we need to take digital scans of a patient's palate and mouth. We use this digital model so we can design a plan, using several steps, to move the teeth in the desired position. You must wear the aligners full-time, except when you eat and brush and floss. Doing so will speed up treatment and will allow you to realize better results. Usually, you will wear a set of aligners for a week or 2 weeks before you get new aligners. We provide state-of-the-art aligners, made with medical-grade plastic, which is both dependable and durable.
Would you like to know more about clear aligner therapy? If so, we can arrange an appointment to establish a consultation and exam. You can have a straighter smile and go through the process discreetly. Find out more about clear aligner therapy today.
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