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While there is a place for the usual metal braces, many people (especially adults) don’t want to have permanently bonded brackets on their teeth or a mouth full of metal. At Library Park Dental we can help to straighten your teeth with removable and transparent aligners that allow you to discreetly improve your smile.

How Do They Work?

After talking with Dr. Haugstad, initial photos, scans and impressions will be made. This gives a starting point. Calculations are made to determine optimal treatment and to create a course of treatment. 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.

You will need to wear your aligners 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 the treatment, wearing each aligner for approximately 2-3 weeks. The actual length of treatment depends on each particular situation.

What’s the Difference Between Clear Aligners and Conventional Braces?

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. Removing the aligner allows for full access for brushing and flossing, which improves your oral health.

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. For a limited time only (until October 15, 2016) take $500 off your full treatment with Clear Correct.

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