Who are clear aligners best suited for?
Many adults who want to correct their smile look for an alternative to traditional braces. As an adult, it is difficult to imagine wearing a mouth full of metal for both cosmetic and convenience reasons. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, offer a discreet treatment option to gradually move crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth into a better position.
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are a series of nearly invisible plastic trays that cover your teeth like a mouthguard. Your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth and design a treatment plan just for you. Then, your custom aligners will be created using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology. The trays must be worn for 22 hours per day and you will need to visit your dentist every 6 to 8 weeks to obtain a new set of trays.
Why should you get clear aligner treatment?
Many adults opt for clear aligner treatment because they are a discreet choice for smile makeovers. Because the aligners are removable, they offer patients more flexibility in choosing when and where to wear them. You can take them out for meals so you don’t have to avoid certain foods that get stuck in traditional braces. You can also remove them for a short time during important events such as a big presentation at work.
Clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces. You don’t have to worry about metal brackets or wires poking out that cause discomfort, cuts, or sores in your mouth. Treatment is also relatively fast compared to braces and you can achieve your ideal results in about 12 months versus 2 to 3 years.
How to get started:
We love seeing the confidence a beautiful smile brings to our patients. For more information regarding clear aligner treatment or to schedule an appointment you can call us at (775) 391-6212 or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.