Invisible braces or clear aligner orthodontics is used to improve teeth alignment which is important for apearance, dental health and chewing functions. This service is now being offered by Sugar Land Dentist Dr. Mark Mann.
Poor dental health can make it hard to eat due to sensitive teeth or toothaches. This can lead to a person not eating the proper diet. Crowded teeth and spaced teeth are harder to clean than properly aligned teeth which makes it easier for tooth decay and other dental health issues to take hold. Properly aligned teeth remain healthier and improve a person's self-esteem.
In the past, properly aligning teeth meant obvious and often painful braces. However, invisible braces are now available which are taking the place of metal and 'clear' braces.
The Basics of Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligner invisible braces are a series of clear aligners custom made that slowly move teeth into a proper alignment. These aligners can be used to correct the following common tooth issues:
Spaces between teeth
To begin the procedure, a dentist takes photos, impressions and x-rays of the patient's teeth and sends them to have an accurate 3D model of the patient's mouth scanned. A treatment plan is then mapped out on the computer showing the gradual adjustment of the teeth. This plan is, then, sent back to the dentist to be reviewed with the patient.
Once the plan is approved, each set of aligner trays are individually made with the latest in technology in digital mapping and molding. Two new sets of aligner trays are sent to the dentist every six weeks during the treatment. The six week patient visits are to check the progress of the teeth and the fit of the new aligners.
These aligners are so clear their invisible and are worn all of the time other than to eat and during teeth cleaning. This means that, for the most part, they will remain unnoticed.
ClearCorrect Versus Other Braces
There are other options for braces including metal and 'clear' braces. However, they have disadvantages that clear aligner therapy does not. In appearance, metal and 'clear' braces are obvious. They advertise that the teeth are being straightened as they do their work and are aesthetically displeasing. Due to their construction, they can complicate speech, eating and irritate the mouth with abrasions. Changing the tension on them often causes pain. The only advantage that these types of braces have over clear aligner trays is that they are never removed during the treatment.
Speaking with a dentist is, of course, necessary for knowing how much alignment is needed and the best course for treatment to get the smile a patient desires.
Clear Aligner Treatment Is Easy
ClearCorrect is made of materials that resist cloudiness. This means they will be as clear at the end of their three week use as they were at the beginning. This combined with their custom fit makes them invisible to other people so no one has to know the patient is going through a dental procedure.
Appointments for each new set of aligners is usually very short. Since the aligners were carefully planned by the patient's dentist to begin with, each aligner only needs to be checked for fit during the appointment. So, each appointment will be only about 5 to 10 minutes.
ClearCorrect can be used for adults of any age. These invisible braces have been used successfully on young children and on seniors and all ages in between.
Economically, it's less expensive than other systems for invisible orthodontics. Therefore, ClearCorrect is easier to fit into a tight budget which is particularly important during these economic times.