If you have teeth that appear crooked, or crowd and overlap one another, then you probably assume metal braces will be necessary to correct your smile. Fortunately, we have an option to fix uneven smiles using clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. What benefits do ClearCorrect® braces offer patients in Keller, TX?
How Does Misalignment Impact Our Smiles?
When we suffer from dental misalignment, thorough brushing and flossing becomes difficult, allowing food particles to remain trapped between the teeth and increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, uneven teeth lead to pressure on the jaw joints and as a result, a greater chance of TMJ disorder and bruxism developing. Others may simply feel embarrassed of their smile and take steps to avoid smiling or engaging in social interactions.
Creating ClearCorrect® Aligners
To get started, we take detailed impressions of your teeth. Using these impressions, a dental lab then constructs a series of custom-made aligners from a clear plastic material. Once you receive the aligners, you wear a set daily, upgrading to a new set every two weeks on average. The aligners then gradually shift the position of your teeth, correcting their alignment and improving your smile’s health and appearance.
Wearing Your Clear Braces
You will need to wear them for between 20 and 23 hours daily. You can take them out before meals (so you don’t have to change your diet) and before brushing and flossing your teeth (which makes caring for your smile easier). However, to see optimal results in the original timeframe you discussed with the dentist, you need to make sure you wear them as prescribed. If you have any questions about our custom-made ClearCorrect aligners, then contact our team today. Start your journey to an even and healthier smile today!
Do You Have Questions About Clear Braces?
Our team wants to help you obtain an even and stunning smile without relying on metal braces. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling the office of Dr. Jeff Jenkins in Keller, TX, today at (682) 593-0993.