Teeth aligners are clear plastic braces made to fit the mold of your mouth as a support system for your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, which use visible wires and brackets to straighten teeth by tightening them, our teeth aligners use clear plastic alignment trays which apply mild pressure to correct and shift teeth into their proper position. At Wilson Dentistry, our team can provide patients with teeth aligners as well as the traditional brace procedure year round.
Why Choose Teeth Aligners?
There are many reasons why teeth aligners are a better alternative than traditional braces. For one, they are much less obtrusive and far less noticeable during social interactions. Also, most patients report far less discomfort with teeth aligners than traditional braces.
When Is it Right to Use Teeth Aligners?
Unlike traditional braces, teeth aligners require fewer office visits and can easily be removed for meals and teeth cleaning. Teeth aligners also take far less time than a traditional braces treatment. So how do you know when it is right to use Invisalign?
Traditional braces can limit patients from eating certain foods and require extra protection while playing sports or participating in other everyday activities. Food particles can also collect on them, resulting in embarrassing moments while interacting with others. Teeth aligners can be removed, so patients no longer have to worry about those things. They can be comfortable while eating and socializing. For those patients wanting to straighten their teeth without the limitations of traditional braces, teeth aligners are the obvious choice.
The Teeth Aligner Process
To get started, patients need to make an appointment with our office so our team can make an impression of their teeth. This impression is used to produce custom fit teeth aligners for the patient’s mouth. At that time, our office professionals will create a treatment plan. For the best results, it is important the patient follows this outline as directed.
The clear plastic aligner trays have to be replaced every one to two weeks. Each new set of aligners may feel odd to patients at first because their teeth are moving between each set of alignment trays.
Teeth Aligner Duration
Most patients who use teeth alignment procedures can typically expect it to take six to twelve months to complete. During the straightening process it is vital the alignment trays are changed as frequently as possible. Patients who adhere to these guidelines have the best results possible.
Come to Wilson Dentistry and let our team help you with our teeth aligners. You can also call us at (346) 340-5440 to schedule your first appointment.