Clear aligners invisibly straighten your teeth over time using medical-grade plastic. These trays can be removed for eating and cleaning and make the orthodontic process more comfortable for patients because there are no wires, brackets or elastics to worry about. Imagine being able to enjoy an apple without slicing it into small pieces or enjoying popcorn without it getting stuck in your brackets.
Using continuous pressure over a series of trays, you can see results faster and with less discomfort than traditional braces. Plus, no brackets and wires mean no sore spots on your cheeks, lips and tongue.
An initial visit and consultation with photos, x-rays and a 3D digital scan of your teeth will allow Dr. Rankin and Dr. Mingle to determine if clear aligners will work for you. After all the preliminary work is complete, you will receive a series of trays from your dentist with specific instructions for wear – usually two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day.
Clear Aligners can:
Invisibly straighten your teeth
Allow you to eat foods that are “off limits” with traditional braces
Make cleaning and brushing easy
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Most people are excellent candidates for clear aligners. However, clear aligners may not be a suitable choice for extensive orthodontic cases involving significant movement. Some may also choose fixed braces because there are no trays to lose or remember to wear.
You may discuss adding whitening to your plan, removing years of yellow stain accumulation. In some cases, the beauty of porcelain lifts a straight smile to another level or may even offer an alternative to orthodontics.
The smile you’ve always dreamed of may be closer than you think with flexible payment options and more insurance plans choosing to cover clear aligners as an acceptable method of orthodontic treatment. Check with our office today for more information.