If you suffer from crooked or crowded teeth, then you may feel little confidence in your smile. However, you may also be nervous about addressing poor alignment, as metal braces could impact your appearance. But what if we could offer our Omaha, NE, patients clear braces using the Invisalign® and ClearCorrect systems?
How Does Invisalign® and ClearCorrect Work?
Both options employ a series of aligners created from a BPA-free acrylic material. No need for metal brackets or wires at all. Treatment begins with a consultation and a thorough examination. Our team will employ digital technology to carefully examine your smile and create a series of detailed images and measurements. We use the information gathered to design and create the aligners, each set custom-made specifically for a patient’s smile. Treatment begins with the patient wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours a day over the course of two weeks. After two weeks the patient moves on to the next set in the series. Total treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of misalignment, but tends to take about a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens. In order to see optimal results in the original timeframe you discussed with the dentist, you must wear them daily as prescribed.
What Happens If I Ignore Uneven Teeth?
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, we suggest seeking orthodontic treatment. Otherwise, poor alignment could provide hiding places for harmful bacteria to feed on trapped food particles. This process elevates oral acidity and coats the teeth in plaque, a bacteria byproduct that weakens tooth enamel and inflames gum tissue, boosting the risk of cavities and gum disease. For others, poor alignment could mean pressure on the jaw joints, which causes a higher likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism. Ignoring your misalignment could mean serious consequences for the health and appearance of your smile.
Can I Take Them Out?
Yes! The aligners are removable, which means no more need to worry about certain foods becoming trapped in your orthodontics. Instead, you simply remove them before you eat, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods. Being removable also makes thorough brushing and flossing much easier, and as long as you wear them as the dentist recommends you can also remove them before special occasions, such as graduations, job interviews, or even dates.
Let’s Correct Your Crooked and Crowded Teeth!
Don’t settle for a smile with poor alignment, talk to your dentist about clear and comfortable solutions. To learn more about clear braces, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.