How Long Will Clear Aligners Take?


Prairie Village, KS, dentist offers clear aligners

Straightening your teeth has several benefits. It can boost the appearance of your smile, better your long-term oral health, improve your speech, and much more. However, one worry that patients may have before starting this process is that it will take too long. Many people may not want to go through several years of orthodontic treatment to achieve their desired results. Dr. Browne’s team in Prairie Village, KS, offers a clear aligner method that can be completed in less time than traditional options.

Before Starting The Process

You will need to have a consultation with your dentist before starting. They will examine your oral cavity and assess how severe your misalignment is. Our clear aligners target the teeth that are visible when you smile. This means that your front teeth may be corrected, but the back ones or less apparent ones may not. If there is overcrowding in these areas, traditional straightening options may be recommended instead. However, our fast treatment can help many patients correct their smile concerns. After examining your smile, an impression will be taken of your oral cavity to create the series of trays used for this process. Your dentist may also be able to give you an estimate of how long the treatment will take. Typically, this option can take between three months to one year.

Complete Treatment In Under A Year

Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and our orthodontic clear aligners have several similarities. They each offer discreet straightening treatment for patients. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to adjust your smile, invisible trays will be used to target these concerns. The most significant difference between other methods and ours is that our method takes less time. Instead of adjusting every tooth, we focus on the ones that are most visible when you smile. This transformation can be completed in just a few months. Typically, options like Invisalign, ClearCorrect, or braces can take more than a year. In some cases, this can take up to three years to correct.

Exploring The Benefits Of This Treatment

Our treatment method offer more benefits than having an improved grin. In addition to this, you can have better confidence if your appearance, be able to speak clearer, and have better oral health for the long term. When you have overcrowded teeth, it can be difficult to thoroughly clean between your dental structures. As a result, you could develop cavities more frequently. Once your pearly whites have been corrected, you may notice a decrease in tooth decay and an overall healthier smile. Lastly, this option is more comfortable and discreet than braces. You will not have to worry about avoiding certain foods or difficulty cleaning around your brackets because the clear trays are removable.

Talk To Our Team To Learn More

If you have any questions about this orthodontic method or would like to schedule an appointment, call our Prairie Village, KS, team at 913-901-8585.