Short-Term Orthodontics That Make Adults Smile
- July 12, 2016
Hello and welcome to another summer edition of the Gentle Dental Care blog!
Around here, we strive to provide a friendly, disarming environment, and modern methods for continually improving the health and appearance of your smile.
For instance, if you are ready to transform your collection of crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth into a gorgeous grin, we can help get the job done fast.
You are never too old to get a better smile, and we can make your orthodontic transformation happen in a matter of mere months, without the use of any metal whatsoever.
How do we do it? The answer will be CLEAR by the time you are done reading this post. You see, Gentle Dental Care is certified to place invisible orthodontic aligners (aka clear aligners) and many of our patients have already had great success correcting alignment and bite problems with this method.
Maybe you could be next!
You won’t have to be harnessed to clunky metal wires and brackets for 2-3 years to get a better-looking, healthier smile. Our orthodontic aligners work through a series of custom-made soft plastic retainers that slip directly over your teeth for a comfortable fit throughout your treatment.
How Do Aligners Work?
Here’s how we do it: After you have been identified as a good candidate for clear aligners at Gentle Dental Care, Dr. Peltzer will personally perform a complete dental workup and diagnosis of your alignment and bite problems, and then prescribe a series of clear aligners to correct and straighten your unique teeth and issues.
Each aligner tightly molds to your teeth, exerting gradual pressure to shift and rotate your teeth into alignment. They won’t feel weird, poke your soft tissues, or cause mouth sores while they are working on your smile improvements.
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. But you can do this on your own, so there is no need for awkward in-office adjustments like classic metal braces would require.
And get this: you can actually take your clear aligners out for eating and cleaning purposes, which makes for a much more normal existence.
The total treatment time should take somewhere between 10 and 20 months, depending on the severity of your issues. And no one will ever know about the project in your mouth unless you want them to. So, you can sidestep the questions, comments, and nicknames normally associated with braces.
Will Clear Orthodontic Aligners Work For Me?
We have found that our orthodontic aligners are very effective for folks with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.
Full disclosure: 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.
Make The Call!
Contact Gentle Dental Care online, or call 860-479-2397 to schedule your short-term orthodontic appointment in Central Connecticut!