Hear the word “orthodontics” and visions of shiny, metal braces, and elastic bands will likely dance through your head. Thanks to exciting advances in orthodontic care you can say goodbye to the shine and say hello to the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth:
Clear aligner treatment is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. What does this mean for you? You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing and still eat and drink whatever you want! You can also brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. The best part is, there are no wires, metal, or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
Many of our patients who had never considered traditional braces are now happily (and comfortably) improving their smiles with clear aligners.
How Does Clear Aligner Treatment Work?
- Wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks
- Remove only to eat, drink, brush, and floss
- Your teeth will move gradually each week
- Visit us every 8-10 weeks
The Clear Aligner system uses very aesthetic, custom-made aligners to treat misalignments of the teeth and jaws. These aligners are designed to apply controlled force to move teeth sequentially, and incrementally, throughout the course of treatment. Aligners are made from strong, clear medical grade plastic that provides a comfortable, unnoticeable fit – no more bands or wires to irritate your mouth or affect your speech! And, you’re free to remove the aligner to enjoy an apple, corn-on-the-cob, or a piece of Grandma’s sticky caramel. With no bands or metal in the treatment mix, clean up is a breeze and great oral hygiene is just a brush and floss away.
Call Reardon Dental today for a free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Sarah Prehn.