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Amazingly Private Alignment Treatment

September 15, 2022
a girl with teeth braces

For those people who have issues with their alignment, they may think that their time has passed. When we think of orthodontic treatment, we are inclined to think of adolescents. But now with new technology, you are able to reform your smile without anyone else knowing.

So if you have noticed a shift in the location of your teeth, or maybe one stray crooked one has just become too much to bear, clear aligners may be a fantastic option for you and your smile. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist explains how this procedure works, and how it might be a great option for you in a simple and effortless manner!

I’m Not a Teen Anymore

It is a misconception that alignment treatment is solely for younger people. Anyone of any age can benefit from a straighter smile. If there is something about your oral health that doesn’t feel right to you, always speak with your dentist. There might be a simple and innovative approach that fits your situation perfectly. We see so many unique situations daily that we have custom solutions that can help you directly.

Clear aligners are a breakthrough technology that allows you to correct imperfections in your smile through a sequential set of invisible mouthguards. These are worn almost the entirety of the day, except when you are eating or drinking, or brushing your teeth. But nobody else will know what you are doing unless you tell them!

Gradual Improvement

The beauty of these guards is that through the slow shift in the sitting of your teeth, it will just seem as if your appearance is improving. And not only can this be fantastic for your smile cosmetically, it can greatly improve your oral health.

When you have overlapping or crowding, this creates corners and pockets where you cannot brush or floss appropriately. Bacteria build up in these areas, and you become much more susceptible to tooth decay, or even loss. By correcting the orientation of the structures of the mouth, we can ensure that there are no longer problem areas that put you at risk.

These trays are changed every two weeks, with each one moving closer to your goal. These are typically more comfortable than traditional braces, and we can save you the cement on your enamel. Any way we can eliminate trauma to the mouth, or smooth it out, we try to do.

This process can take anywhere from 6 months to a year, and sometimes even longer. Each mouth is unique, and it is important to take things as they work best for you, and not rush. We are restructuring bone matter, so a quick fix is not necessarily going to be the best option for your future. And the resulting healing might wind up taking more time and effort!

Call Us Today for More Information!

If you have any further questions about how clear aligners can improve your smile, or to schedule an appointment, please give Dr. Lucaci at Cosmetic Implant Dentistry Kansas City in Kansas City, MO a call today at (816)320-6414!