Beyond a better appearance, straight teeth directly contribute to a stronger bite, easier speech, and healthier teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also reduce the chances of painful TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues caused by malocclusion (or "bad bite"). When performed early enough in life, a proper treatment can generally bring the teeth and lips into proportion with the jaws and face, and correct problems that would otherwise require more serious and costly care later in life.
Clear Aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and are designed to help guide teeth into their proper position. Similar to braces, clear aligners use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit each person's mouth. If a series of aligners are made, each aligner moves the teeth a little bit more into place until the desired movement is completed.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day to reach the desired maximum effectiveness. Each aligner is worn for three weeks before changing to the next one. The length of treatment with aligners depends upon the severity of each case. Typically, aligner treatment can be as short as three weeks or as long as six months. Still, a much shorter treatment than traditional braces.
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear traditional metal braces or for patients who have had orthodontic treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to using clear aligners:
- Easier to keep clean
- Removable, so it is easier for you to brush and floss after meals
- Comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks
- Can prevent tooth wear from grinding
Six-Month Smile is revolutionary and economical system that uses clear braces and wires that are barley noticeable as they blend into the color of your teeth. In most cases, will take only about six months to achieve the final results you always wanted.
CLEAR CORRECT & INVISALIGN
Clear Correct and Invisalign are the best ways to go if you don't like the idea of wires brackets. The treatment involves a series of clear, removable plastic aligners. Research has shown that 60-70% of all orthodontic problems can be improved with these techniques. It can take as little as 9 to 12 short months to correct mild cases, while moderate cases can take up to 18 months.
CLASSIC METAL & TRANSLUCENT BRACES
The two main components of your braces are the brackets that are placed on your teeth, and the wire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The wire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite and it is threaded through the brackets. As the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. As the tooth moves to its intended position, new bone grows in the space it leaves behind.
Translucent clear ceramic braces are the most popular with adults. You have to be very close to someone to be able to see them. Yet, because they are a ceramic material, they are more fragile.