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Clear Braces With Smile Direct Club

January 27, 2020

If you have misalignment, then your overall oral health could suffer, as well as your smile’s appearance. In order to address this without the use of unsightly metal braces, your Kansas City, MO, dentist may recommend clear braces. These aligners help reposition teeth without negatively impacting appearance, and through Smile Direct Club, we can offer them at an affordable rate with fewer office visits!

a person holding braces in hand

How Does the Process Work?

First, let us know if you would like to try this process and enjoy a more even and attractive smile. We will perform a detailed exam, and you can even see a computer-generated preview of what your smile could look like. Our team takes detailed images and digital impressions, which we will be used by Smile Direct Club to design and craft a series of clear plastic aligners. You will begin wearing a set right away, for about 20 to 22 hours each day. Every two week or so, you will then upgrade to the next aligner in your series, as your teeth are gradually and carefully repositioned and your misalignment is corrected. About once every 90 days you will check in with our office, so we can examine your smile to make sure the teeth are being repositioned correctly and on schedule.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

The aligners won’t cause the gum and cheek irritation that people often encounter with metal braces. In addition to a comfortable fit, they will be also be clear and barely visible when you wear them. With metal braces, people must avoid sticky or chewy foods that could become trapped in your orthodontics, causing serious oral health complications, such as discoloration and tooth decay. Fortunately, the aligners can be removed before meals, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite dishes! Being removable also means that you can take them out before you brush and floss your teeth each day, making the process of caring for your smile much easier throughout the treatment. The overall treatment process is also shorter than is required for braces, with people seeing optimal results in as little as a year in some cases! If you have any questions about Smile Direct Club, or about correcting misalignment with clear and comfortable aligners instead of braces, then please contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Correcting Misalignment?

If you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, then we can often help with clear braces through Smile Direct Club. Don’t let poor alignment impact your oral health and overall smile beauty a day longer. To enjoy a more even and attractive smile with barely noticeable braces, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.