If you have been putting off straightening your teeth, take this as your sign to schedule your consultation. Your local Prairie Village, Kansas dentist is here to tell you about a discreet solution that will improve your smile and help you regain confidence in yourself again.Read more: Clear Aligners Create A More Even Smile
The Downside Of Braces
While braces are a normal part of a child’s or teenager’s life, they are not the best option for patients looking to straighten their teeth during adulthood. Let’s face it, traditional orthodontic braces are not always the best solution for all our patients. For people who were unable to straighten their teeth as children, or if your teeth have spaced out since then, you may not want to go through brackets, wires, and rubber bands as an adult. The hassle of visiting an orthodontist every six to eight weeks, tightening your wires, not being able to eat your favorite foods, and the appearance, are all the worst parts of getting braces. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem.
How Clear Aligners Work
These work just like braces but offer you the benefit of being discrete. No more worries about if something is stuck in your brackets or dealing with the discomfort of braces. This process is simple and effective, and you can enjoy fewer visits to the orthodontist too.
To get started on this process, you will first need to have a consultation with your dentist. This will help determine what your treatment plan will look like. Then, we will take an impression of your smile to send measurements to the lab. There, your retainers will be created.
Every few weeks – determined by your dentist – you will change out your aligner to the next step. Gradually, these retainers will shift your teeth in the direction they need to go. These will help fill gaps and crooked teeth, just as braces would. You will wear these for most of the day, including when you sleep. The only time you will remove your Invisalign is when you eat or drink.
Ignoring Crooked Teeth
Having teeth that are not straight causes more than just lower self-esteem. Misalignment can affect the way you speak, eat, and the comfort of your mouth. It is important to not disregard having crooked teeth because these problems can continue to worsen over time. No matter how old you are, you can begin the process of straightening your teeth today with clear aligners.
Call Us For A Consultation Today
An alternative to metal braces will help you take on embarrassing issues with poorly aligned teeth without the need to use an appliance that attracts unwanted attention and remains fixed in place. For more information on using clear aligners to improve your smile, please reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.