Answering Questions About Clear Aligners

Would you love to straighten your teeth but have reservations about traditional metal braces? Over the past few years, a different orthodontic option has become extremely popular due to the many benefits it offers patients — clear aligners. Clear aligners use a series of custom-made, clear trays that slowly transition teeth into the desired placement. You may even know someone who was receiving this treatment and you were unaware because it is so discreet. While this treatment is growing in popularity, we still get many questions about clear aligners.

Want The “Straight” Facts About Clear Aligners?

Are you or a loved one about to start on your journey with clear aligners? Many of our patients have mixed emotions when they start their orthodontic treatment. There is excitement over the thought of straight teeth. Patients who are using clear aligners get very excited because they have seen a rendering of what their teeth will look like at the completion of treatment. Patients also feel a bit nervous about what to expect and how teeth will feel during treatment. To help ease your mind, we want to explain what you can expect when you first start clear aligner treatment. Continue reading to learn more.

The Fastest Way To Get Straight Teeth

Are you interested in straightening your teeth but are hesitant due to time constraints? We know how busy life can be with work, school responsibilities, extracurricular activities for kids, plans with friends and family, and the list seems to go on and on. It can be hard to fit anything else into your schedule, let alone an orthodontic treatment plan to straighten your teeth. We were sad to hear patients put their desire for straight teeth aside due to their busy schedule. We now have a solution that is a win-win for all. Continue reading to learn more about this convenient, easy, and fast treatment option.

It Is Not Too Late To Get The Smile Of Your Dreams

Do you dream of having perfect teeth but feel like your age is holding you back? Or do you feel like there is only one orthodontic option to change your smile? Gone are the days of only teenagers receiving orthodontic treatment. If you missed out on the experience when you were younger and were always self-conscious of your less than perfectly straight smile, it is not too late to get the smile you have dreamed of for years. Better yet, we have numerous options that can fit into any lifestyle, even if you have little to no time or don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home. Continue reading to learn about the different orthodontic options for adults.

The Second Time Around

It’s common for people to get braces at some point during their life. In some cases, after having had orthodontic treatment, however, the teeth will shift back to their original location after braces have been removed. People who have worn braces in the past can choose to straighten their teeth a second time. A second round of braces is common among adults and nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about.

20% Of People Suffer From This

In an ideal world, your teeth should fit easily together with no crowding, spacing, or overlaps. In reality, about 15 to 20% of the American population suffers from malocclusion, or a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite can develop from various conditions or habits, including a cleft lip or palate, thumb sucking, abnormally shaped teeth, mouth breathing, and tumors in the jaw. The good news, however, is that there are options to correct this common dental issue. Read on to find out more.

The Clear Alternative

Some of our patients just assume that they will need traditional metal braces to correct their crooked or crowded teeth. We do offer alternative orthodontic treatments, however, that are more discrete. In particular, there is one that catches the eye of teens and adults who wish to avoid wearing metal but would still like to improve their smile. Read more to find out about this innovative treatment.

Positive Outcomes With Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an effective solution for straightening crooked and crowded teeth. The most obvious reason people choose this type of treatment is that they are not noticeable, unlike traditional metal braces. Regardless of appearance, there is an adjustment period when you first start wearing aligners. We want to make you aware of common experiences that patients have when they first start wearing aligners.

Did You Know That More Adults Are Getting Braces?

If you are like most adults, you might rate appearance as an important factor in self-esteem, job success, and satisfaction with life in general. Improving your teeth can dramatically change your appearance and is less invasive than plastic surgery to modify facial features. More and more adults are turning to braces as the way to change their appearance. Over 1.4 million adults sought orthodontic treatment in the U.S. and Canada in 2014, up from 1 million in 2012. Read on to find out why more adults are choosing braces as a treatment option.