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Give Yourself the Gift of a Straighter Smile

November 20, 2019

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If so, we want you to consider giving yourself a gift: clear braces. Misalignment can have negative impacts on the health and stability of your smile, not to mention your smile’s beauty. However, with clear braces your Kansas City, MO, dentist can correct poor alignment without relying on noticeable metal braces.

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How Do Clear Braces Work?

We won’t need to attach metal brackets to your teeth and connect a wire to them. Instead, we will use a series of aligners created from a clear and BPA-free acrylic material. A set will be worn daily for 20 to 22 hours, and people upgrade to the next set in the series every two weeks. After about a year, most see optimal results. The aligners gradually and gently reposition the teeth, straightening uneven teeth and correcting misalignment, improving overall oral health as well as smile beauty.

Creating Your Custom Aligners

To create these aligners, we will need to take detailed impressions of your smile, as well as measurements and x-ray images. We use the information to design and create a series of aligners. They will fit comfortably and help you avoid the gum and cheek irritation people often report with metal orthodontics. When worn, they will be barely noticeable. People often enjoy optimal results in a much shorter time frame than they would with braces, and won’t need to see us as frequently either.

Can I Remove Them?

Yes! One major benefit of these clear orthodontics is that they can be removed for meals. With braces, you need to avoid certain foods that could become trapped in your orthodontics or potentially damage them,leading to problems for your oral health. However, now you can remove your orthodontics and replace them after you finish your meal. No need to avoid certain foods and drinks. This also means you have a much easier time caring for your smile, as being removable means a much simpler time brushing and flossing your teeth. If you wear them as the dentist prescribes each day, you will often have time to remove them for special occasions too, including graduations, dates, or job interviews. If you have poor alignment and want to know if clear braces are right for you, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation. We will examine your smile and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Interested in Smile Correction?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy a straighter smile, correcting your misalignment with a series of clear and comfortable aligners. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic orthodontics, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.