Clear Aligners: Hide Your Braces, Save Your Smile
- July 24, 2017
Hello out there! Thanks for stopping by the online home of Gentle Dental Care, your go-to place for alternative orthodontic solutions in the Central Connecticut region. We are certified to place clear “braces” as opposed to those attention-grabbing metal brackets and wires, that are usually part of the deal. Rather than subjecting you to that old-fashioned approach, Dr. Peltzer can utilize this forward-looking method to make the necessary shifts happen in your mouth through a series of clear plastic aligner trays. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your consultation in our Plainville, CT dentist’s office. You will love what our clear orthodontic aligner program can do for both the appearance AND health of your smile!
Here’s How It Works
It all starts with a clear piece of plastic that has been custom-molded by a computer and a machine and has been designed to straighten your unique set of teeth sequentially a little bit at a time.
Essentially, you will be required to wear a clear aligner for a couple of weeks and–depending on how well that is working–then you move on to the next one in the set. Your aligners can be switched out at home by you as needed, thus eliminating the need for awkward and time-consuming in-office adjustments.
And, get this: your aligners are practically invisible which means that you can fly under the radar so to speak. No braces-related nicknames. No prying questions. No rude comments. No hassles at all!
Comfort Is Key
Your aligners will also feel way more comfortable than old-fashioned metallic braces, and they won’t cause any bleeding or mouth sores throughout the process. What’s more, you can actually take them out for eating purposes. No special diets will be required! And cleaning your equipment is a snap. No weird tools will be needed. Just rinse the gear under warm water and brush your teeth as usual. Floss and rinse, too!
In the end, you won’t have to wait 2-3 long years to enjoy the results. The length of treatment will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of misalignment and the desired results. Many adults with mild to moderate alignment issues report successful treatment results in about one year of treatment.
Clear aligners make it easy for you to get a better-looking smile. But this program also boosts your oral health by taking on some major problems.
An overbite can place extra stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth. Clear aligners handle your bite problems now saving you time and expense down the road.
Crowded teeth can actually increase your chances of developing periodontal disease. True story! Teeth that are too close together are difficult to keep clean. Bacteria will be able to avoid your toothbrush and dental floss. As the dangerous plaque builds up and causes inflammation and infection, tooth loss and other health issues can result.
Gaps in your smile will be hard to miss. Worse yet, your individual teeth will not be adequately protected by the surrounding teeth as long as those spaces are there. Aligners can help you hold onto your natural teeth by shifting things into better placement.
Let Dr. Peltzer Straighten Things Out For You!
Dr. Peltzer, is certified to provide invisible orthodontic aligners and has had great success with our patients thus far. The Gentle Dental Care team is experienced at correcting alignment and bite issues and is committed to helping you get the straighter, healthier smile you have been waiting for. All you have to do is contact us online to get started!