If you have been looking for a way to even your teeth, Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, Kansas, have a great option for you. Clear aligners are an alternative to braces that can adjust the spacing of your smile. With companies like Smile Direct Club filing for bankruptcy, it can be worrisome to know who to trust with your orthodontic needs. In today’s blog, we are here to tell you what to expect when starting this treatment so that you can feel confident in your decision.Read more: Clear Aligners Erase The Hassle Of Braces
Starting The Process
There are several options when it comes to straightening your teeth. You could go the traditional route of metal braces. This is a great method, but not all patients want to have brackets and wires for a couple of years during this process. If you are looking for an alternative, clear orthodontic aligners are another great option.
You will need to have a consultation with your dentist to determine that you are a suitable candidate. To be a good candidate for this process, you will have to be responsible enough to change out the retainers at the appropriate time. If you have severe overcrowding or gapping problems, you may not qualify for this treatment.
What To Expect During This Treatment
After your evaluation, we will take an impression of your oral cavity. This allows us to get the proper measurements of your teeth for the retainers to be created. When these retainers are sent to us, we will check that they fit you properly.
Every few weeks, as instructed by your orthodontist, you will start your new set of retainers. Gradually the direction of your teeth will begin shifting as they are evening out. This process can take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. During this time, you can be secure in knowing that this is a discreet option that no one will notice.
Caring For Your Retainers
To care for your clear aligners, be sure to wear them for the majority of the day. You should take them off when eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. A huge benefit of this treatment over braces is that you can still enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about damaging the wires and brackets that come with braces.
It is important that you take good care of your aligners. To keep them clean, remove them and rinse them off with a dental-safe solution and keep them in their protective case if you are not wearing them.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
There is no wrong time to start the journey towards a straighter smile. If you are ready to start this journey or need help continuing your alignment process after Smile Direct, see us. For more information on using clear aligners to improve your smile, contact reach Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.