Straighten Your Smile With Clear Aligners

In a recent blog, we discussed how bonding and contouring can help you achieve a symmetrical smile. This cosmetic option is great for patients who have minor blemishes, jagged teeth, and small gaps between their teeth. However, if you have more severe misalignment troubles, you may need a more precise treatment to help correct this. At Leibowitz Dental in Astoria, NY, we offer clear aligners to help our patients straighten their pearly whites without the hassle of metal braces.

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How Clear Aligners Work

Discreet orthodontics are a popular option today, so you may already be familiar with this concept. Companies such as Invisalign and Clear Correct offer invisible retainers that gradually move your teeth into the proper position over the span of around one to two years. At our office, we use a similar method using clear aligners.

First, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist. Clear aligners are great when helping patients with gaps, overcrowding, and other alignment issues. However, if you have problems with your bite or more severe concerns, this option may not serve you. If you are considered to be a viable candidate, the process can move forward. An impression of your smile will be taken to get the measurements for your trays. You will be instructed to wear these every day, changing them out as necessary.

The Benefits Of This Method

There are several advantages to this option as opposed to metal braces. First, these are not visible to others. You will not need to worry about how they will look in pictures or how they appear to others. These can also be removed when eating, drinking, and doing your hygiene routine. With braces, you may have to skip some of your favorite snacks for the time being to avoid hurting a wire or bracket. Lastly, these may be more comfortable. Brackets and wires may cause some discomfort when you are first getting used to them, which can be irritating. Aligners, on the other hand, should fit to your teeth and small adjustments can be made if necessary to increase your comfort.

Pair This With Teeth Whitening

Along with the other many advantages of this treatment plan, you can also pair them with other cosmetics. For instance, if you would like to remove yellow stains from your pearly whites, you can have professional teeth whitening done. Patients who wear braces must wait until they are removed to have their pearly whites brightened. But, with clear aligners, you can have this done at any time.

Schedule A Consultation Today

If you are interested in this discreet orthodontic option, talk to your dentist today. You can schedule an appointment at Leibowitz Dental in Astoria, NY, by calling 718-728-8320