Is one of your goals for 2024 straightening your smile? We can help you with this process. Your Prairie Village, Kansas, dentist is here today to tell you how clear aligners can make this aspiration a reality. Whether you are an adult starting this process for the first time, or a previous member of the Smile Direct Club looking for a new practice, we are here to help you. Here is everything you need to know before starting this treatment.
During Your Consultation
We will need to examine your smile needs before we get this process started. For members of Smile Direct Club, you may not have access to your previous records. This means that you may need to start the process from scratch. We know this can be frustrating, but it is important to straighten your teeth the correct way.
Not everyone will be a good candidate for this method. If your teeth are severely crooked or crowded, we may refer to you an orthodontist for braces. However, most patients can do this discreet treatment.
How The Treatment Works
After your consultation, we will take measurements of your oral cavity. This helps us create a plan of how your teeth need to shift to become aligned. Then, your sets of retainers will be created. For the first appointment, we will make sure that these fit correctly.
You will wear these for most of the day. The only time you should take these out is to eat or drink. Every few weeks, as instructed by your dentist, you will transition to the next set of retainers. Gradually, your teeth will begin shifting into the correct placement. This method will take the same amount of time as regular braces.
Why Should You Choose This Method
Traditional orthodontic braces are good for many reasons, but clear aligners have the same benefits without the annoying wires. You will also be able to eat your regular foods without worrying about damaging your orthodontic tools.
Patients also appreciate that this option is not as visible to others. Especially when you are straightening your smile as an adult, it can be less than desirable to have metal braces. There is also the added benefit of not needing to see the orthodontist as often. With braces, you will have to schedule an appointment every six to eight weeks to adjust the wires and bands. Clear aligners are self-managed, and you will only have to see the dentist during your regular appointment every six months or if you have any problems with your retainers.
The Best Time To Start Is Now
You do not have to wait to have a great smile. To schedule your consultation for this treatment, call Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office today at 913-901-8585.