A Discreet Smile Treatment That Can Boost Your Confidence

Prairie Village, KS, dentist offers clear aligners

In our last blog, we discussed how straightening your teeth has several benefits from your health to your self-confidence. However, the worry of how braces can affect your lifestyle and appearance may make you hesitate to start orthodontic treatment. That’s why Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, offers a more discreet alternative. Our clear aligners can correct your smile in less time than traditional braces without uncomfortable brackets and wires.

How This Method Works

Traditional orthodontic treatments use metal brackets and wires to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. Colorful bands are used to hold your brackets in place. This may be a fun option for younger patients, but working adults or older teenagers may want a less visible option. Our orthodontic method uses a series of translucent trays to correct overcrowding and gaps throughout your oral cavity. Discreet aligners are a popular method today for many patients. Options like Invisalign and Clear Correct are often used by many other dentists. Our clear aligners differ from these methods by being a quicker process. Instead of waiting two or more years to see results, you may have a straighter smile in less than a year with our option.

A Great Option For Teenagers And Adults

One reason that traditional braces are often used for younger patients is that they are closely monitored by an orthodontist and the materials are durable. Clear aligners are more suitable for teenage or adult patients because you must be responsible enough to properly wear your trays every day. This method can help correct many of the same problems that braces can fix. Gaps between your teeth, overcrowding, and even minor bite problems may be fixed with the help of our discreet trays. Before getting started with this option, you will have a consultation with your dentist to assess the severity of your misalignment. If you are determined to be a good fit for this method, impressions will be taken of your oral cavity to create the trays.

Have A Straight Smile In Less Than A Year

This method can be completed in under a year. If you get started now, you can have a symmetrical grin by the start of next summer. During your treatment, you will wear your trays all day and remove them only during meals or your oral hygiene routine. Dr. Browne can instruct you on when to move on to the next set. If you have any questions throughout the process, our team is here to help. You will also continue coming in for your biannual checkups to ensure your smile is healthy.

Get Started With Treatment Today

Dr. Browne’s team can help guide you through the process for clear aligners. Call our team in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-901-8585 to schedule your appointment.