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How Do We Correct Misalignment With Clear Braces?

May 15, 2019

Dental misalignment leads to serious problems with your oral health, not to mention the overall appearance of your smile. In order to help our Kansas City, MO, residents enjoy more even and healthy smiles, we may suggest cosmetic treatment with our clear braces. How does ClearCorrect™ correct poor alignment and offer a cosmetic solution?


How Does Fixing Alignment Help Your Smile?

Did you know that for many, uneven teeth may make brushing and flossing thoroughly difficult? When food particles remain trapped between the teeth to be broken down by bacteria, this leads to a greater risk tooth decay and gum disease. Poor alignment has also been linked to a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, both issues that often cause headaches and jaw pain. Finally, you may feel more confident having an even smile, which could be beneficial for your social life, and even your overall quality of life. We want you to be proud of your smile, which means we’re ready to help you address your misalignment and better oral health.

The Clear Correct™ System

The system doesn’t use metal brackets or wires at all. Instead, we gather detailed digital images of your smile, which will be used to create a 3D impression. Using the information we gather, our team can design and fabricate the aligners. You then begin treatment, which involves wearing a set of the aligners for between a 20 and 22 hours every day. When worn as prescribed, you’ll be ready to move on to the next set in about two weeks. The total treatment time will vary, depending on the extent of your misalignment, but usually falls between a year and 18 months.

The systems offers a number of benefits for smiles, including a reduced risk of gum and cheek irritation, fewer office visits, and shorter total treatment times. The aligners can also be removed before eating, so you don’t need to avoid certain foods or worry about bits of food becoming stuck in your orthodontics. Being removable also means a much easier time brushing and flossing, and that you can remove them for special occasions, such as a date or graduation. If you have any questions about the clear aligner system we provide our patients, or if you ready to learn more, then contact our team today. We will perform a detailed exam of your smile to see if this is the best option for your smile!

Ready for Clear Braces?

Our team offers clear and comfortable aligners to address alignment in as little as a year. To learn more about our cosmetic orthodontics and other treatment options, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.