When you need braces, you may feel hesitant to actually sit down with us and seek treatment. However, we could make you feel a lot better with clear braces! By creating custom aligners, your Olathe, KS, dentist can provide better alignment with a nearly invisible treatment option.
The Oral Health Issues Caused by Misalignment
Did you know that crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth could cause problems for your overall oral health? Along with cause negative issues with your smile’ appearance, misalignment could make thorough brushing and flossing hard, which in turns increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The strain of poor alignment your jaw joints and bite balance could lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism. To enjoy a smile that looks great and inspires confidence, and to improve your overall oral health, you need to seek orthodontic treatment.
Creating Clear Aligners
While braces are very effective, when possible, we like to take a cosmetic approach for our patients. To create your orthodontics, we will first need to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment, and then take detailed digital images and measurements with 3D scanning technology. The information we gather will be used at a special lab to design and craft a series of aligners. Each set is made from a BPA- free plastic that is completely clear, and craft for your smile to ensure a proper fit and treatment with accuracy and precision!
The Treatment Process
Once you receive your aligners, you will need to wear a set for between 20 and 22 hours per day. After about two weeks, you should use the next set in the series. This process continues for about a year as your smile is gradually and carefully repositioned. The aligners will need to be cleaned regularly, and you should remove them before meals or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth. Being removable is another benefit of this system, along with fewer office visits, and a comfortable fit that prevents gum and cheek irritation.
If you have any questions about how we approach treating misalignment with a cosmetic series of aligners, then contact our team today. We will see if this option is right for you, and if so, move forward with treatment. Remember, clear braces often make a great choice for teens and adults with uneven smiles.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TREATING MISALIGNMENT?
We want to help you correct you’re the position of your teeth with aligners. For more information on cosmetic solutions to uneven teeth, or about any of our other unique cosmetic treatment options, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.