Clear Aligners for Healthier Life
Clear aligners and appropriate protocols that Dr. Hart develops help her patients address TMJ disorder, help align bite correctly, including addressing overbites, underbites, open bites, protect teeth from damage caused by grinding, or help open airways to provide relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea.
- Good option for misaligned teeth
- More beautiful alternative to traditional braces
- Gives a perfect looking smile
During their clear aligner treatment the patient uses a series of clear aligners to gradually reposition a person’s teeth over time.
The treatment might reprogram the patient’s jaw muscles to reduce teeth grinding, and to make them more efficient, which can reduce wear and lessen the discomfort commonly affiliated with TMJ disorder, jaw pain and facial fatigue.
As an adult, a misaligned smile can have a negative effect on both personal and business relationships. Dr. Hart of the Glen Allen, Virginia area offers orthodontic treatments for adults who have struggled with crooked teeth and misalignment. Dr. Hart is proud to offer Clear Braces orthodontics for patients who want a more beautiful alternative to traditional braces.
No longer do patients have to undergo months, even years, of traditional orthodontics. Metal bracket and wire braces are nearly a thing of the past, thanks to Invisalign technology. Using clear aligner trays, patients can shift teeth into better alignment in approximately the same period without covering their teeth with unsightly metal during treatment. The clear aligner trays are worn day and night to gently push teeth into new positions. Patients can also remove their aligner trays to eat, drink, and brush and floss their teeth. This makes Clear Braces more hygienic than traditional metal bracket and wire braces placed by orthodontists.
Additionally, patients can enjoy all the foods they’ve loved before. Traditional orthodontics required that patients avoid certain foods and candies during treatment. However, there are no restrictions with clear braces as the trays are removed for eating and drinking. Patients can now enjoy taffy, popcorn, and caramel without having to go against their dentist’s orders.
Many teenagers and adults love having the ability to wear aligner trays instead of using metal to straighten their smile. The technology begins with the digital impressions taken of the patient’s teeth. The impressions are computerized and sent to the clear braces laboratory, where the aligner trays are created. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, so patients will have an entire series of trays to wear from start to finish, one after the other. At the end of the treatment, patients may wear a retainer to keep their new smile in place for years to come!Dr. Hart has Clear Braces treatment as part of her cosmetic dentistry offerings. Adults and teenagers can undergo this treatment and finally enjoy the benefits of a straight, aligned smile!
While clear aligner treatment with Dr. Hart can improve the appearance of patient smile and help treat things like crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, it has the power to do much more. Dr. Hart uses clear aligners with appropriate protocols to help patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), snoring, airway disorders as well as address symptoms of OSA, which include cardiovascular problems, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, snoring, chronic allergies, restless sleep, daytime fatigue/drowsiness.