Once you know your teeth aren’t aligned properly, straightening shouldn’t be too difficult of a choice, especially given the consequences crooked teeth can have on your oral health. Yet, for many adult patients with orthodontic issues, wearing conventional metal braces can have a notable impact on their daily life, affecting everything from their appearance and self-confidence to their eating and daily hygiene routines. Fortunately, we can offer many patients in Astoria, NY, a more discreet solution in the form of ClearCorrect clear aligners. Instead of conventional brackets and wires, ClearCorrect uses nearly invisible aligners to straighten your crooked teeth with minimal impact on your confidence, comfort, or convenience.
You shouldn’t wait to straighten your teeth
The most important reason to consider ClearCorrect (or any orthodontic treatment) is because the problem of tooth misalignment won’t go away on its own. On the contrary, the continued pressures of biting and chewing can force your teeth even further out of alignment as time goes by, compounding the risks that they pose to your long-term oral health. Those risks can include:
- Greater chances of tooth decay
- Increasingly worse tooth damage
- Worn down tooth structures
- Strained and/or damaged jaw joints
- Increased risks of tooth loss
- And more
You can straighten them more discreetly
Despite the importance of straightening crooked teeth as soon as possible, some older teeth and adult patients may still hesitate as they try to get used to the idea of having to wear braces. This makes the discretion that ClearCorrect provides another highly important advantage. The clear, nearly invisible aligners are virtually undetectable even from up close, giving patients more confidence to address their alignment concerns immediately. This confidence to undergo orthodontic treatment sooner means more patients can prevent more serious concerns with their teeth and oral health and potentially avoid the need for more extensive treatment to restore their smiles.
They can work for most common alignment concerns
The way clear aligners work is by gently guiding crooked teeth into straighter positions. To accomplish this, ClearCorrect treatment involves using a series of custom-designed aligners, each one created to guide your teeth through a certain phase of movement. This can take a couple of weeks for each aligner, after which you’ll change your current ones for the next in the series to continue guiding your teeth. This customized, highly precise approach to tooth movement makes ClearCorrect aligners effective for most common types of malocclusion that affect older teens and adults.
Learn if you should choose ClearCorrect
With ClearCorrect clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about the consequences of crooked teeth any longer, or how your treatment might impact your daily life. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.