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Correcting Uneven Teeth With Clear Braces

February 17, 2020

For many people with crooked or crowded teeth, metal braces will be used to address misalignment and help improve oral health and smile beauty. However, your Kansas City, MO, dentist can help address poor alignment without metal braces. Instead, we can create a series of clear and comfortable aligners. In today’s blog, learn how Clear Braces can provide a cosmetic solution to misalignment.

teeth aligners in a person's hand

An Alternative to Braces

With braces, a metal bracket is attached to each of the front facing teeth. An arch wire is then connected to these teeth and adjustments to the tension in the wire can help reposition your teeth. However, few teens and adults are particularly excited about metal braces. They prefer an option that doesn’t have such a large impact on their smile’s appearance during treatment. Fortunately, we can oblige with clear orthodontics. Instead of metal orthodontics, the patient will wear an aligner, which fits snugly over the teeth. Each set is worn for between 20 and 22 hours a day, for a period of about two weeks. Afterward, the patient upgrades to the next in the series. Optimal results only take about a year, so you obtain a stunning smile in a shorter time frame than you would if you wore braces.

Creating Your Custom Aligners

The aligners will be created from a clear plastic material and designed based on detailed digital impressions and measurements we gather of your smile. Being custom-made ensures a comfortable fit and treatment with precision and accuracy. We will schedule periodic visits, but far fewer than is required with metal orthodontics, to monitor your progress and make sure you’re wearing them as prescribed.

Benefits in Your Daily Life

Did you know that in addition to being clear and barely visible, they can be removed as well? With braces, you need to avoid sticky or hard foods that could become trapped in your orthodontics or even damage them. However, with clear aligners, you simply take them out before each meal. No need to change your diet! In addition, you can remove them before you brush and floss, which makes caring for your teeth much easier and limits the risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth stains during treatment. As long as you wear them a prescribed you can also remove them for special occasions, such as dates, graduations, or job interviews. If you have any questions about Clear Braces, then please contact our team today to learn more!

Do You Have Misalignment?

We can help you enjoy a full and even smile with a series of clear aligners. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.