Uneven smiles, such as crooked and crowded teeth, could lead to a number of oral health complications. Many assume the only option to address uneven smiles is through metal orthodontics. However, we’re here to dispel this myth. We offer our Omaha, NE, patients a clear and comfortable alternative: Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ clear aligners.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ both employ clear aligners made from a BPA-free plastic material to correct misalignment. They help address both minor and more advanced causes of misalignment for teens and adults alike. For many people, they offer a cosmetically appealing solution to misalignment, one that prevents them from needing to wear metal orthodontics.
Creating and Wearing Your Aligners
Once we identify the cause and assess the severity of your misalignment, we will decide which option is best for your smile. In order to create the aligners, we will need to take detailed digital impressions of your smile. We accomplish this in a matter of minutes using an intraoral camera. We then send the images to either an Invisalign® or ClearCorrect™ lab, where experts there will craft a series of aligners specifically for our patient.
Once complete, the patient will begin wearing a set. To see optimal results in the time frame discussed with the dentist, patients should wear them for between 20 and 22 hours daily. Of course, they can be removed before you eat or prior to brushing and flossing. As you long as you wear them as recommended, you can also remove them before a special occasion, such as a graduation. About every two weeks, the patient will upgrade to the next in the series. Over the course of a year to 18 months, the patient will enjoy a straighter smile.
The Long-Term Benefits of Correcting Misalignment
What makes correcting uneven smiles so important? Well, since uneven teeth provide hard-to-reach hiding places for food particles, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. Poor alignment also places pressure on your jaw joints, pressure that could increase the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), further damaging your smile and causing discomfort. By correcting the issue, you obtain a beautiful smile and better overall oral health. If you have any questions about our clear aligner system, then contact our team today.
Pacific Hills Dental Provides Clear Smile Correction
At Pacific Hills Dental, we offer a solution to misalignment that doesn’t rely on metal orthodontics. Talk to our team about our cosmetic aligners today. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We proudly treat individuals in Omaha, NE, and all of the surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.