Are you an adult with crooked teeth? Whether you were not able to have orthodontic treatment as a child, or your teeth have moved out of alignment, there is a way for you to have a straight smile without the need for braces. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer clear aligners as an alternative to metal brackets and wires. This process is shorter, more comfortable, and offers the same results as braces.
The Benefits Of A Straight Smile
Having a straight smile has many benefits beyond the visual appeal. Crooked or overcrowded teeth may cause difficulty in chewing or speaking. By adjusting these teeth into the correct position, you may be able to alleviate some of these problems. In addition to this, it may be easier to care for your teeth once they are even. Brushing and flossing can be done with more ease when your smile is symmetrical, resulting in less chance of cavities and gum disease. And, of course, you will be more confident if you have even pearly whites.
Advantages Of This Method
At the end of the day, the goal is to have symmetrical teeth with an even bite. You can accomplish this with metal or ceramic braces, or clear aligners. One of the most significant differences between this method and traditional braces is the discretion that clear aligners offer. Instead of having colorful bands or metal wires showing when you smile, these retainers are invisible to others. You may also notice that they are more comfortable to eat with and do your oral hygiene with. Patients with braces often have to give up their favorite foods temporarily to avoid breaking a bracket. Clear aligners can be taken out when you need to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Lastly, this method is expedited, which can give you a symmetrical smile faster. By targeting the teeth that are visible when you grin, you will see results faster.
How This Method Works
First, you’ll have a consultation with your dentist. They will take a look at your teeth and determine if this method is a good option for you. If it is, measurements will be sent to a lab to create your set of retainers. You will wear each set for a time determined by your dentist, taking them out only to eat, drink, and do your oral hygiene. In about a year, you will have an even-appearing smile. For patients with more severe overcrowding, you can talk to your dentist about other straightening methods that address your entire smile.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
To see if this option of clear aligners is right for you, schedule a consultation today. You can call Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-901-8585.