How To Get Started With Clear Aligners

Omaha, NE dentist offers clear aligners

What is your main concern about the appearance of your smile? For many patients, it may be crooked or uneven teeth. While you may want to correct this issue, the idea of wearing metal braces for a few years to do this may not be desirable. That’s why Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, offers clear aligners. This option can discreetly and comfortably align your pearly whites.

The Benefits Of This Method

Traditional braces are a great way to straighten out your teeth. However, the metal brackets and colorful bands used for this process can unfortunately be highly visible to others. By using clear aligners, you are able to even out your grin without others being able to notice. In our office, we offer Invisalign or ClearCorrect to choose from. The one you pick may depend on what your dentist recommends for you and your personal needs. Each type is made of a transparent acrylic material that will fit snuggly to your oral cavity. One great advantage of this discreet method is that you can also remove them when eating or doing your oral hygiene. If you have braces, you may need to avoid certain foods. Cleaning your teeth with braces can also be difficult because the brackets and wires may get in the way.

Schedule A Consultation With Your Dentist

Before starting this process, you will need to meet with your dentist to ensure this is the right option for you. This treatment can address several concerns, but it may not be a good fit for everyone. Usually, younger patients are not able to use clear aligners. It may be reserved for teenage and adult patients because you must be responsible enough to wear them properly, remove them when required, and take care of your teeth throughout the process. If you have more serious gapping or overcrowding options, your dentist may recommend that you go through a more traditional orthodontic treatment. Once you are approved for this method, an impression will be taken of your oral cavity to plan out the alignment process and create your trays.

What To Expect Throughout Your Treatment

You will need to wear your trays every day, all day. They should only be removed when you eat, drink, or do your oral hygiene routine. Every few weeks, you will visit your dentist to change the set. This process may take around one to two years but can vary depending on your needs. You will also continue seeing your dentist regularly for a checkup. After your treatment is over, you may need to wear a retainer to ensure your teeth do not shift out of place.

Talk To Our Team Today

Call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE at (402)330-2243 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about this option.