The answer is yes! We understand that many of our patients have something about their smile that they would like to see fixed. For some, it’s staining that doesn’t seem to get better. For others, it may be issues with misalignment. Luckily, cosmetic dental treatment improves the appearance of the smile and can even improve oral health. Clear braces are one way that we help correct imperfections and enjoy the long lasting results of a straighter smile.
Teeth that are not in alignment can affect the beauty of the smile. We find that many adults avoid traditional orthodontic treatment because it does not fit in with their lifestyle. They want to straighten their teeth, but are not willing to spend two or more years in metal braces. Clear braces help these adults (and many others) achieve straighter smiles in a different way from what they are used to seeing.
Clear braces revolutionized orthodontic treatment. The system is far more than just a clear alternative to braces, it really changes the process. It uses plastic aligner trays that are custom fabricated for your smile. The trays are clear and made of a smooth plastic. Over the course of treatment, patients will swap out their trays approximately every two weeks. This allows the teeth to gradually shift into proper alignment.
The advantages of clear braces are far reaching. Because the aligner trays are removable, patients can still enjoy all of their favorite foods and beverages. In addition, removing the trays allows patients to thoroughly brush and floss their teeth, which can promote oral health and help avoid decay.
Before receiving orthodontic treatment, patients will come in for a consultation and x-rays will be taken. Once Dr. Hart determines if clear braces can correct the specific alignment problems, impressions will be taken and sent to a lab for fabrication of the trays. Clear braces can help correct mild and moderate alignment and bite issues.
Becoming an adult does not have to mean that you are stuck with a mouth full of crooked teeth. To learn more about clear braces and their cost, make an appointment at Virginia Biological Dentistry today.