A Clear Alternative To Braces
- December 3, 2015
A Clear Alternative To Braces
Welcome back to the Gentle Dental Care blog! We are your trusted source for dentistry solutions in Plainville, CT. And we try our best to make it easy for you to get all of the care you need to keep your smile healthy and looking great.
And looking ahead to 2016, what are your goals? Do you have any oral health-related resolutions? Are you ready to finally tackle those bothersome aspects of your smile? We can help you make a total transformation in the new year through short-term orthodontics. And we aren’t talking about using clunky metal brackets and wires to get the job done.
If you want straighter teeth in a short amount of time, but conventional braces do not fit your schedule or your lifestyle, there is an alternative.
To sidestep all the hassles of metal braces, we can make use of clear orthodontic devices called aligners. These invisible teeth straighteners are a great adult orthodontics option. They deliver results without making you feel like an awkward teenager again.
At Gentle Dental Care, right here in central Connecticut, our team is certified to place invisible orthodontic aligners and has had great success in this area.
We are experienced in correcting alignment and bite problems and are committed to helping you get the straighter, healthier smile you have been looking for. With the coming new year, there couldn’t be a better time to get started on improving the health and appearance of your teeth!
What Exactly Are Aligners?
Orthodontic aligners are a series of comfortable, custom-fitted plastic retainers that slip directly on your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, they have no metal wires or brackets. That sounds like a welcome improvement, right?
How Do Aligners Function?
To get the ball rolling, we will do a complete workup and diagnosis of your alignment and bite problems, and prescribe a series of clear aligners to correct and straighten your teeth. Each aligner tightly molds to your teeth, applying gradual pressure to shift and your teeth into proper alignment. You will need to wear each set of aligners for the better part of every day for two weeks or so. Then, instead of in-office adjustments, you will switch them out on your own to start the next shift. This will keep things moving forward as they should.
The Benefits Of Orthodontic Aligners Are Easy To See
The biggest benefit is that these aligners will quickly transform your teeth into a radiant new smile. It only takes a fraction of the time that old-school braces would take, and the cost is comparable. Once you have properly aligned teeth, it will be easier to keep them clean and healthy!
Plus, they can be removed at any time, making eating and cleaning easier than ever! No dietary restrictions or special tools will be a part of the program.
Additionally, since your gear is clear, no one will ever have to know about the construction zone in your mouth! There will be no comments, questions, or nicknames!
Am I A Good Candidate For Orthodontic Aligners?
You will have to come in and let us evaluate your situation before we can determine if you will be a good candidate for this treatment. We can tell you that, in most cases, they are very effective for people with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.
Patients who have more severe alignment and bite problems, or have very wide spaces between their teeth, would probably benefit from a more complex treatment with traditional orthodontics approaches.
Ready To Take The Next Step?
We are here to help you get the smile you deserve with clear braces! Don’t delay! Contact Gentle Dental Care using our online form, or call 860-479-2397 to schedule your appointment.