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Are Short-Term Orthodontics For You?

  • April 10, 2017

At our central Connecticut practice, we care about the health AND appearance of your smile. That’s why we love helping folks just like you who are well beyond their teenage years but still would like to straighten out their bothersome orthodontic issues. As it happens, Dr. Peltzer is certified to place invisible orthodontic aligners (aka clear aligners) that are designed to correct annoying alignment and bite problems. Keep reading to hear more about the short-term orthodontics program at Gentle Dental Care, and then be sure to follow up with our team to arrange for your consultation!

Smooth Plastic Aligners Have Replaced Harsh Metal Brackets And Wires

There is much that you will appreciate about our forward-looking smile-transformation system. Here’s one thing: sInce our orthodontic aligners are actually a series of custom-made soft plastic retainers that slip directly over your teeth, there won’t be any bleeding or mouth sores along the way!

How Do These Aligners Improve A Smile?

Like we said, you will need to come in for a consultation with our team. Once you have been deemed to be a suitable candidate for clear aligners at Gentle Dental Care, Dr. Peltzer 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.

Here’s how it works: each aligner tightly molds to your teeth, exerting gradual pressure to shift and rotate your teeth into alignment.

The Advantages Are Clear!

Just so you know: you will need to wear your aligners most of each day for several weeks at a stretch, and then start another one to keep the process moving forward. The nice thing is that you can do this on your own, so there is no need for monthly in-office adjustments like old-school braces would require.

That said, you can take your clear aligners out for eating and cleaning purposes, which makes for a much more pleasant experience than treatments involving metal hardware. It also eliminates the need for special tools and dietary restrictions.

The best part is that the total treatment time should take somewhere between 10 and 20 months, depending on the severity of your issues. It used to take 2-3 years! And no one will need to know about the improvement project in your mouth until the process is complete and you emerge with a stunning new smile.

Clear Orthodontic Aligners Might Just Work For You!

Our orthodontic aligners are extremely effective for folks with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.

Together we’ll figure out if they are the best fit for your current needs and budget.

Fair warning: patients who have severe alignment and bite problems, or have very wide spaces between their teeth, would probably benefit from a more complex treatment with traditional orthodontics.

Learn More, Get Started!

We hope that you have been inspired by today’s post to take the next step toward a healthier, better-looking smile. Contact Gentle Dental Care online or call 860-479-2397 to schedule your short-term orthodontics appointment in central Connecticut. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!

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