Did you know that 90% of people have some form of dental misalignment? For decades, the only way to correct this common phenomenon was by using metal braces. Although effective, these devices can be uncomfortable, clunky, and an eyesore for many. Luckily, clear aligners offer a modern, imperceptible, and more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Learn more about how Invisalign® or SureSmile® can transform your smile and boost your self-esteem without letting anyone know you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.
What is Invisalign®?
Perhaps, the most well-known clear aligner option on the market, Invisalign® is a clear step ahead of traditional metal braces. These aligners are made of plastic or polyurethane resins molded in the shape of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are clear and completely removable, offering a substantially more convenient alternative to traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The first step will be a complete oral examination followed by a scan of your oral cavity. This will help us create a digitally rendered model that will be use to general a treatment plan and mold for the different aligners you'll be using throughout the treatment. The aligners will be slightly different shapes to apply slight pressure to your teeth over time and you'll receive a new set every couple of weeks to incrementally move your teeth into the desired position.
SureSmile® Clear Aligners
Many patients think about orthodontic treatment in purely cosmetic terms. However, even though straight teeth are beautiful, a properly aligned smile also improves your overall dental health. Our SureSmile patients are not only happy with their beautiful smiles, but they also notice that their teeth are easier to clean making them less prone to develop gum disease.
Another hidden benefit of a straight smile is improving your bite, which minimizes gum recession and decreases the chances of accidentally breaking teeth. When teeth are not properly aligned, they wear down and chip overtime. Clear aligners help protect your teeth by creating a more a more functional bite.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
After taking a complete set of digital records, Dr. Golnaz works with SureSmile to create the most streamlined treatment plan possible. It takes about two weeks to have the aligners in the office where we will deliver the case. Each aligner will have a number and you’ll swap them out every 1-2 weeks.
These aligners will apply constant pressure on each tooth, which will safely reposition them to a straighter location over time. What's great about SureSmile is not only the comfort and convenience of these clear braces, but also that they are getting better all the time! The process does not require gooey impressions and with each iteration, we can move your teeth into the best position quicker and more effectively than previously possible.
What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are much easier to tolerate than traditional braces and you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods or having a hard time keeping your teeth and gums clean! Here are some of the awesome benefits of clear aligners:
- Short treatment times
- Predictable results
- Advanced digital planning
- Invisible, discreet devices
- Easy cleaning and maintenance
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
The only way to tell if you’re a candidate for clear aligners is by sitting down with your orthodontist. Chances are clear aligners will be the solution for you. So, wait no longer and contact us today to improve your smile and oral health.
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