When you have uneven teeth, you may wish for a straighter smile, but at the same time feel concerned about metal braces. But fortunately, our team can provide a cosmetic alternative to metal orthodontics! In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of correcting uneven smiles with clear aligners.
Time to Take On Your Misalignment
When you have crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, this could alter the appearance of your smile in negative ways, and even impact how you feel in social situations. But in addition, this could make thorough brushing and flossing a difficult process, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The stress on your jaw joints due to bite imbalance could be serious too, and lead to the onset of TMJ disorder and even bruxism (teeth grinding). Don’t hide your smile from the world and let your oral health suffer, talk to our team about possible treatment options!
How Clear Aligners Shift Your Smile
Each clear aligner is custom-made for you, ensuring not only a comfortable fit, but also treatment with precision. These orthodontics are also clear and barely noticeable! Treatment involves wearing a set each day for about 20 to 22 hours, over a period of approximately two weeks. You then wear the next set for the same amount of time, and repeat this process as your smile is gradually and gently repositioned. For some, this could take as little as one year, or up to 18 months. Not only is treatment shorter than with braces, but you require fewer office visits too. Plus, the removable nature means you can take them out before meals, or prior to brushing and flossing, or even before special occasions.
Creating Custom Orthodontics
How do we custom-make your clear orthodontics? To begin, our team will gather detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles. We then combine them to create a 3D digital impression, one far more accurate than traditional physical impressions. You also don’t have to bite down on a mold filled with gooey material! In a lab setting, experts will use the images and impressions to design and fabricate your series of aligners. You can then begin your journey to an even smile!
If you have any questions about how we treat dental misalignment with clear plastic aligners, then contact our team today to schedule your consultation. We want to help you enjoy a smile that looks great and protects your oral health.
Speak With Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Orthodontics
We want to address your misalignment with a cosmetic and comfortable approach. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic treatment options, reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX today at (817)473-6227!