Unless treated, misalignment doesn’t just cause problems for your smile’s appearance. Instead, poor alignment could also lead to poor oral health and even related jaw joint disorders. However, just because you have an uneven smile doesn’t mean metal braces are your only solution. Your Omaha, NE, dentist actually offers a clear alternative with both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign®
Both ClearCorrect and Invisalign® offer a solution for minor and advanced cases of misalignment that doesn’t include metal brackets and wires. Instead, the patient will wear a series of clear aligners made from a BPA-free acrylic material. A set is worn for 20 to 22 hours each day, and after about two weeks, the patient moves on to the next set in the series. The total treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of the misalignment, but usually take about a year for adults, and up to 18 months for teens. Patients enjoy the clear aligners as they’re not only practically invisible, but also fit comfortably and prevent the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces.
Creating Your Aligners
Ensuring treatment with precision and accuracy, and a comfortable fit, means each set is custom-made for your smile. There is no one-size-fits-all option here. Instead, we take a series of digital images of your smile, combine them to create a detailed 3D model. The model allows our team to design and then create a series of aligners. When complete, you then start your treatment.
Along with a clear appearance, another benefit is their removability. People with braces often have to brush and floss around their orthodontics, which could impact cleaning and as a result, increase the risk of stained teeth and tooth decay. However, with these you simply take them out before you brush and floss, so you have a much easier time cleaning your smile. You also don’t have to worry about food becoming trapped in your orthodontics or avoid your favorite snacks, as you can take them out before eating. You can also take them out before special occasions, provided you continue to wear them daily as recommended. If you have any questions about treating misalignment, or about our clear aligners, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We have a clear and comfortable alternative to crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth with ClearCorrect and Invisalign®. To learn more about treating misalignment with cosmetic braces, or about any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then 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.