The Perfect Alternative to Traditional Braces
STRAIGHT TEETH WITH CLEAR ALIGNERS IN BRISTOL, WILLISTON, AND COLCHESTER
Perfectly aligned white teeth are the key ingredient to a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, wearing traditional metal brackets for a couple of years inconveniences many people wanting to improve their smile. Clear aligners have no metal, are virtually invisible, and are custom-made for your unique teeth.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
The molded plastic aligners fit over your teeth to straighten your smile. The aligners are designed to be removed during oral hygiene routines, making brushing and flossing much more straightforward than traditional metal braces. And because of this, you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.
What Can Clear Aligners Correct?
Clear braces can correct all the same issues as traditional metal orthodontics. Below are some common orthodontic problems easily fixed by aligners
- Gaps – large spaces between teeth can occur because of abnormal jaw growth or missing teeth.
- Crossbite – is when upper teeth bite down on the inside of the lower teeth, leading to uneven wear and bone erosion.
- Overbite – is the upper teeth projecting further than the lower teeth and often followed by jaw pain and TMJ disorder.
- Underbite – is the direct opposite of an overbite. The lower teeth project further out than the upper teeth creating jaw pain and TMD.
- Overcrowding – when there is not enough space for teeth, they tend to overlap, making it very difficult to keep clean. With overcrowding comes the buildup of plaque and increased chances of gum disease.
What Should I Expect From the Clear Aligner Treatment Plan?
In your initial consultation, we devise a treatment plan. 3D computer imaging helps doctors view the jaw from every angle and even foresee your tooth movement on the monitor. This technology anticipates how the aligner system will change facial aesthetics when the treatment is done.
Once the planning consultation is complete, a unique set of aligners is made to fit your teeth perfectly. The length of treatment time is different for each case. Still, the total number of aligners required is usually between 20 and 29 sets.
A Few Things to Remember
Follow your orthodontist’s orders and wear your aligners for the recommended at least 20-22 hours daily. Follow this to avoid problems and lengthen the overall treatment time. Removing the aligners when consuming food or drink is essential to avoid staining and prevent debris from getting trapped between the trays and the teeth, leading to tooth decay.
You can expect to feel soreness for the first few days after each new tray. This light ache is common and good news as it proves that your teeth are already starting to move into their correct positions. On average, new trays are given to you every two weeks.
How Do I Care For My Clear Aligners?
Clean your aligners twice daily by brushing them as you do your teeth. It takes only a couple of minutes to brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and warm water.
Once the aligners are removed, please rinse them thoroughly to reduce harmful bacteria. Only use lukewarm water to rinse, as extreme temperatures can warp the plastic.
Will Clear Aligners Affect My Speech?
At the beginning of treatment, mostly all patients experience a slight lisp that disappears within a few days. Don’t be tempted to take your aligners out. Continuing to wear them while talking will help your speech adjust quickly.
Which Clear Aligner Product Should I Use?
Bristol Park Dental utilizes multiple brands for clear aligner therapy, including Invisalign, Sure Smile & more. We focus on choosing the best option for each patient, but if you are interested in one option specifically, you are always welcome to let us know.
Bristol Park Dental Provides Clear Aligner Treatments in Bristol, Williston, and Colchester, VT
Suppose you want straighter teeth but do not want traditional orthodontic treatment. In that case, you are a great candidate for Clear Aligners in Colchester, Williston, and Bristol, Vermont. Clear aligners are a high-quality orthodontic treatment that lets you show off your smile while straightening your teeth.
At Bristol Park Dental, we want to help determine whether or not clear aligners are right for you. Please call us today at (802) 453-7700 or email us to set up a smile consultation. We can’t wait to help you get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.