Have you ever heard of invisible braces? Also known as ClearCorrect™ aligners, these provide a clear alternative to metal braces, offering a more lifelike and convenient solution to minor and severe cases of misalignment. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist is going to talk about the benefits of wearing these aligners and correcting your misalignment.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
First, how do we create these barely invisible orthodontic aligners? We start by taking a series of detailed images and impressions of your smile, as well as x-rays and measurements. We use these images and information to design and craft a series of aligners from a BPA-free acrylic material. Each set will be custom-made specifically for a patient’s smile, providing care with accuracy and precision.
Wearing Your Invisible Orthodontics
Treatment involves wearing a set of aligners for about 20 to 22 hours each day, depending on the dentist’s recommendations. After about two weeks, patients will upgrade to the next set in the series. The total amount of time you will need to wear them varies, but usually falls between a year and 18 months. The clear braces will gradually and gently reposition the teeth, correcting minor and severe misalignment and restoring the health and beauty of your smile. In fact, correcting misalignment has been shown to reduce the risk of cavities, periodontal problems, TMJ disorder, and bruxism, safeguarding the stability and appearance of your smile for years to come. Of course, you also enjoy a more visually appealing smile, one you won’t feel hesitant to show the world when you laugh or smile!
When to Remove Them
Did you know that you can remove them before you eat? Unlike braces, with clear aligners there is no need to worry about food becoming trapped in your orthodontics, or possibly damaging them. This also means you can take them out before you brush or floss, making routine homecare much easier and limiting the risk of teeth stains, tooth decay, and gum disease developing during treatment. As long as you wear them as prescribed you can also take them out for special occasions, such as a graduation or job interviews. Other benefits include a shorter overall treatment time, and fewer office visits. If you have any questions about clear braces, or if you would like a consultation to see if ClearCorrect™ is right for you, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Crooked or Crowded Teeth?
Our team can address misalignment with a series of comfortable and clear orthodontics. We can also combine this treatment with other cosmetic procedures to offer a smile makeover. For more information on the cosmetic ClearCorrect™ system, then schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.