If you’ve always wanted to straighten your teeth, but can’t stand the idea of having to wear metal braces for years, then clear aligners are your ticket to a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Clear aligners are a modern orthodontic treatment that straightens your smile without all of the inconveniences of braces. With clear aligners, you won’t have to worry about having a mouthful of metal that tears up the insides of your cheeks and requires you to learn all new methods for keeping your teeth clean. Instead, you’ll be able to straighten your smile comfortably, conveniently, and without anybody realizing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Clear aligners work on the same basic principles as braces do: they exert a small-yet-constant amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually pushes them into a better alignment. While braces do this with a system of obtrusive and uncomfortable metal wires and brackets, clear aligners use smooth, flexible plastic that fits snugly and comfortably over your smile. And because the plastic in your aligners is clear, they’re virtually invisible on your teeth, so you won’t feel self-conscious about smiling during your treatment.
Straight smiles are easier to clean, which helps you avoid common dental problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. They also distribute the force of your bite more evenly, so you won’t suffer from excessive wear and tear in particular areas of your mouth. An even bite force also makes it easier to speak and chew and makes you less likely to develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a painful condition that affects the joints of your jawbone.
First, your dentist takes an impression of your smile that’s used to design your series of clear aligners. The number of aligners you’ll have in your series depends on the severity and nature of the condition being treated, but most patients typically need between 20 and 30 sets.
You wear your aligners all day, every day, but you can take them out to brush, floss, and eat. You switch over to the next set of aligners in your series about every two weeks as your teeth gradually move closer towards their target alignment, which can happen in as little as nine months!
Schedule your consultation for clear aligners at Genesis Dental by calling the office today.
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