With a straighter smile, you not only enjoy more attractive smiles, but also a lowered risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. To correct your crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth without metal braces, your Astoria, NY, dentist can offer the practically invisible ClearCorrect system!
Why Should I Consider Orthodontic Care?
First, with an even smile comes improved confidence. Your smile can make a great first impression! However, you should also consider treatment to protect your oral health and the stability of your smile. For example, with poor alignment comes places for food particles to become trapped, out of reach of your toothbrush and floss. As bacteria break down these particles, bad breath and teeth stains develop, as does a higher risk of tooth decay and even gum disease. Poor alignment could also upset your bite’s balance and strain your jaw joints, meaning painful disorders like TMD or even chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) become more likely to occur. However, you can avoid these risks with a straighter smile!
The ClearCorrect System
Don’t let your fears about the impact on your appearance stand between you and treatment. With the ClearCorrect system, we use aligners that will be custom-made for a comfortable fit, and crafted from clear plastic to help them stay nearly invisible. We craft them based on detailed digital images and measurements we gather of your smile.
The treatment system involves wearing a set for about 20 to 23 hours a day, and upgrading to a new one after about two weeks. The total treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of your alignment, but usually requires around one year for adults. Patients in their teen years may need up to 18 months, as their smiles are still growing and developing.
The Benefits of Clear and Removable Braces
Not only will this option be nearly invisible, but you also avoid some of the discomfort associated with braces, such as gum and cheek irritation. The aligners can be removed easily as well, so you take them out before a meal or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth. You don’t have to avoid certain items, or work around metal orthodontics to protect teeth from stains, decay, or gum disease. If you have any questions about clear and cozy alternatives to metal braces, then contact our team today. We would love to schedule a consultation and see if ClearCorrect is right for your smile!
Do You Have an Uneven Smile?
Our team wants to offer a cosmetic option to correct misalignment and improve your smile’s health and beauty. To learn more about how we straighten uneven teeth with aligners, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.