Clear Aligners Therapy
If you’ve been dealing with crooked teeth your whole life, or if you have previously had braces, but have started to notice your teeth shifting out of alignment again, you may be looking at what to do about it. Long gone are the days of being stuck wearing braces to fix crooked teeth. Today, State Street Dental is proud to offer a much more cosmetic treatment option with clear aligner therapy.
How Clear Aligner Therapy is Different
You are most likely very familiar with traditional braces. Moreover, the idea of sporting a metal smile can be far from attractive. Even with the introduction of ceramic braces and lingual braces, which make traditional orthodontic treatment more discreet, these options still do not appeal. What if we told you there was a way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile in a practically invisible manner? We are proud to offer clear aligner therapy. This is a treatment that uses clear plastic aligners, which are custom created to fit over your teeth and your teeth alone. They work to gently shift your teeth into the proper alignment, all without brackets, wires, or any blatantly noticeable components.
Greater Confidence with Invisible Treatment
Aligners are made from a clear plastic material. Once on your teeth, they pretty much disappear. This means that when you smile, no one will be able to tell that you are wearing them. Whether you are giving a presentation in class or in front of a large group of clients, you will not have to worry about anyone being distracted by what is on your teeth. Instead, their focus is on you and what you have to say, which can help to provide you with confidence during your orthodontic treatment.
Maintain Your Lifestyle While Still Improving Your Smile
For those wearing braces, eating can become a bit of a challenge. Certain foods need to be avoided to prevent the brackets from coming dislodged or wires from bending or breaking. With clear aligner therapy, you can eat pretty much everything you normally eat. This is because your aligners are not just clear; they are also removable. You can take them out when you eat, enabling you to enjoy the same types of foods you have always eaten. This can also help make going out with friends much easier because you do not have to worry about what you can and cannot order.
Easier Oral Health Maintenance
Not only is having removable aligners easier for eating, but it is also much easier for taking care of your oral hygiene. Instead of dealing with trying to brush and floss around fixed brackets and wires, you are able to simply brush and floss just like normal. It is also important that you take care of your aligners as well, rinsing and brushing them to help eliminate plaque and bacteria buildup to help keep your mouth healthy during your orthodontic treatment.
A Much More Comfortable Treatment Overall
Brackets and wires protrude off of the surfaces of your teeth. They are rough. As a result, they can irritate sensitive oral tissues. You may develop sores. While paraffin wax can help, the sores are irritating, to say the least. Aligners, on the other hand, are perfectly smooth. That means no tissue irritation. And, you do not have to worry about potentially broken wires poking you and causing additional discomfort.
Is Clear Aligner Therapy Right for Everyone?
Many orthodontic patients can benefit from clear aligner therapy. However, it is not ideal for everyone. Clear aligners cannot treat severe alignment issues. It may not be a good solution for younger patients either. If you are interested in finding out if clear aligner therapy is right for you, it is best to schedule a consultation.
For more information on clear aligner therapy, and to find out if you can benefit from this incredible treatment, contact State Street Dental at (971) 332-3020 today.