Clear aligners offer a more comfortable and convenient alternative to braces to achieve an aligned smile and straighter teeth. At Smile with Care Dental of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, Jeremy Glick, DDS, and his team of skilled dental providers offer clear aligners to adults and teens who need to correct common bite problems and get a more balanced smile. To learn how clear aligners can help your smile’s appearance and function, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Clear aligners are customized from sturdy, safe plastic to fit right over your teeth. They gently coax your teeth into a more desirable position, much like braces do, but without uncomfortable and unsightly brackets and wires.
You remove the aligners to eat and clean your teeth but wear them most of the day and at night. They are hard to see, so people may not even notice you’re wearing a device to correct your smile.
Clear aligners apply gradual tension to your teeth. The aligners are customized based on 3D images of your teeth.
You wear a set of aligners for one to two weeks and then switch to the next set in the series. The aligners follow the adaptations made to your teeth during treatment.
You wear the aligners for most hours of the day, including when you sleep. One of the advantages of the aligners, as compared to braces, is that you can remove them to clean your teeth and have meals. This means you don’t have to make any adjustments to your diet.
Clear aligners can fix many bite problems, including:
They’re also effective in straightening generally crooked teeth, closing gaps between teeth, and relieving overcrowding.
In addition to getting you a beautiful smile, clear aligners offer benefits that braces can’t provide. These include:
Clear aligners mean you don’t have to brush around brackets and wires. Plus, you may need fewer checkups at the dental office.
You start the process with a comprehensive evaluation. A technician takes digital impressions of your existing smile, from which your clear aligner treatment is customized.
The impressions go off to a lab for manufacturing. Once the first batch comes in, you return to Smile with Care Dental of Colorado to have them fit. Your provider shows you how to insert and remove them so you can change them out regularly.
Keep the aligners clean by rinsing them regularly with water. Brush regularly, especially after eating and before replacing the aligners on your teeth.
You’ll return to the office periodically to check your smile’s progress and receive the next batch of aligners.
Get started with clear aligners to straighten your smile. Call Smile with Care Dental of Colorado or schedule an appointment online today.