Like many people, you probably want straight teeth but have some imperfections that you’re not happy with. Braces are effective at correcting misalignments but can be uncomfortable and unsightly. A better option for you could be either the Invisalign or ClearCorrect treatment, two systems of clear aligners that gradually change the position of your teeth. You can find out more about these treatments at Alan Pressman DMD in Spring Valley.
By using clear aligners, you can enjoy a much more comfortable teeth-realigning treatment. A traditional braces treatment also has the potential to cause some damage to the soft tissues in the mouth. The wires and brackets of braces must be maintained carefully, but it can be challenging to clean. Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easy to take them out to clean your teeth as well as the aligners themselves. The most obvious benefit is that, unlike metal braces, which look cumbersome and unattractive, clear aligners are nearly invisible so that you can wear them throughout your day without feeling self-conscious about your treatment.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign and ClearCorrect work by applying slight but constant pressure to the teeth on specific points to gradually shift them to their new position along the gumline. To begin the treatment, you will need a consultation at Alan Pressman DMD. Your dentist will assess the current health and positioning of your teeth to create a treatment plan to move your teeth. You may be able to see a preview of this movement as well as the projected results. After taking measurements and possibly impressions of your teeth, the clear aligners can be created using the plan.
For the treatment itself, you will be required to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Each aligner must be worn in a specific order and will be changed out approximately weekly. You will need to check in with your dentist periodically to ensure that the teeth are moving as expected.
If you are ready for a straighter, more attractive smile, make an appointment at Alan Pressman DMD to discuss using Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligners in Spring Valley today.