Did you know we have invisible braces? In fact, this option corrects uneven teeth without using metal braces at all! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentists will talk about how ClearCorrect™ aligners can offer invisible smile correction for teens and adults, and what makes someone a candidate for this treatment option.
The Value of Addressing Your Uneven Teeth
When you have misalignment, this means that your teeth are crooked, crowded, or they could overlap one another. This impacts your appearance and could make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. In addition, this also makes thorough brushing and flossing a difficult process, so particles from the foods and drinks we consume could be left for bacteria to consume. This then elevates oral acidity and coats the teeth in plaque and tartar. Over time, this is a major factor in the cause of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, uneven smiles could strain the bite balance and impact the jaw joints, leading to issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding).
The ClearCorrect™ System
Fortunately, we have a cosmetic option to correct your misalignment. Instead of metal braces, we will use ClearCorrect™. This involves using a series of clear and custom-made aligners, created based on detailed digital images taken of your smile, to shift the teeth into optimal positions. They will fit comfortably and offer treatment with precision. You simply wear a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, and move on to the next set in the series after about two weeks. This could offer straighter smiles in as little as one year for some patients, and the process also requires fewer office visits than braces would.
The Benefits of Removable Braces
In addition to having a clear and nearly invisible appearance, these aligners can also be removed! Taking them out before you eat means no need to change your diet or worry about food being stuck in your orthodontists. In addition, taking them out before you brush and floss makes cleaning your teeth much easier, so you can lower your risk of stained teeth, cavities, and periodontal problems. If you have any questions about how we create these cosmetic aligners or what to expect from treatment, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you obtain an even smile, one that improves your oral health and also offers an esthetically-pleasing appearance.
Do You Want an Even Smile?
Our team wants to help treat uneven smiles with a cosmetic approach using the ClearCorrect™ system. We can also mask minor misalignment with the placement of porcelain veneers. To learn more about our cosmetic orthodontic options, or to set up your next dental appointment, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.