Do you have a smile with crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth? Did you know that misalignment impacts more than just the esthetics of your smile? To help our Clive, IA, patients obtain a beautiful, even smile, we may suggest invisible braces. Do you have question about ClearCorrect aligners?
Frequently Asked Questions About ClearCorrect?
Question: What risks does misalignment pose for my oral health?
Answer: When our teeth crowd or overlap, they provide convenient hiding places for food particles to become trapped and for bacteria to lie in wait. Even brushing and flossing may fail to remove these bits of food, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. An uneven smile may also place pressure on the jaw joints, increasing the likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding).
Question: How does ClearCorrect work?
Answer: With ClearCorrect we don’t use metal brackets and wires to reposition the teeth. Instead, we take detailed impressions of the teeth and use them to create a series of custom-made aligners. Each aligner set will be made from a BPA-free plastic material. The patient then wears the aligners for between 20 and 23 hours a day, upgrading to a new set every two weeks as the teeth are repositioned.
Question: Will they fit comfortably?
Answer: yes! Being custom-made ensures a comfortable fit, while opting for aligners means a reduced risk of the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with metal braces. Patients also enjoy the fact that the aligners will be practically invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for teens and adults alike.
Question: When can I remove them?
Answer: Removing them before meals means you don’t have to change your diet or avoid certain foods during your treatment. You also have an easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, as you don’t have to work around metal orthodontics. You can also remove them prior to special occasions, just be sure you continue to wear them for the recommended hours each day.
Do You Have Questions About Our Invisible Braces?
Dr. Lawson and our team employ clear and custom-made aligners to correct uneven smiles. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Clive, IA, at 515-278-4366.