At Library Park Dental we can help to straighten your teeth with removable and transparent aligners that allow you to discreetly improve your smile. Smiles are not just cosmetic; there are real health benefits to having properly aligned teeth. Poor alignment can lead to wearing away of the tooth enamel and problems with spacing can even lead to periodontal disease. When bacteria get into the space between the tooth and the gum, redness, and swelling develop. This not only leads to tooth decay but also to bacteria entering your bloodstream.
How Do ClearCorrect Aligners Work?
After talking with Dr. Haugstad, initial photos, scans and impressions will be made. Calculations are made to determine what should be done to gradually and carefully move teeth to the optimal location. A series of transparent aligners will be created here in America just for you. Each aligner is customized to apply pressure on the specific teeth that need to be moved in the proper order.
Your aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours per day. They are removable so that you can eat easily and have full access to brush and floss your teeth. You will progress through individualized treatment, wearing each aligner for approximately 2-3 weeks. The actual length of treatment depends on each particular situation.
What Is the Difference Between Conventional Braces and ClearCorrect Aligners?
Clear aligners are transparent, so they are much less noticeable than traditional metal brackets and wires. Because the aligners are removable, you are able to eat what you want, and you also can remove the aligners if you need to for a special occasion. Your oral health is improved since you are able to remove the aligner allowing for full access to brush and floss.
The transparent aligners are able to treat gaps between teeth, overcrowding (crooked teeth), and overbites, underbites, and open bites. Conventional braces are sometimes needed for other severe jaw issues or extremely severe overcrowding. Your dentist will help you understand if you are a candidate for clear aligners or if you need more traditional orthodontic treatment.
Traditional braces can irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. The clear aligners are thin and smoothly fit your teeth so that your lips and gums are not irritated.
Dr. Haugstad and your team at Library Park Dental want you to know that if you are not happy with your smile that we can help! Contact us today to set up a consultation.