21 Jul

Clear Retainers: The Ideal Tooth Straightening Solution for Adults

34554861_sGetting braces as a child is one thing, but when it comes to straightening your teeth as an adult, the picture is often more complicated. People worry they won’t be taken seriously at work or will be embarrassed socially if they sport Tom Cruise-style ‘train tracks’.

Fortunately, thanks to recent advances in technology, some very affordable, less unsightly solutions for crooked teeth are now available to help adults achieve their ideal smile.

A gentle, discreet, lifestyle friendly cosmetic dental option

Clear retainers are one of the most popular teeth-straightening treatments for adult and teenage patients with mild to moderately crooked teeth. They can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamt about in as little as six months!

Consisting of a series of custom-made, see-through plastic mouthpieces that fit over your teeth and gradually ‘squeeze’ them into position, they can be taken out when eating and drinking, or during brushing.

The beauty of clear retainers is that they are gentle, discreet and relatively pain-free, allowing you to talk and smile when wearing them without feeling self-conscious.

So, what does treatment involve?

In most cases, treatment can be carried out by your cosmetic dentist, meaning you won’t need to be referred to an orthodontist, which can be costly.

At your first consultation, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This will be used to create your first set of retainers, which will be fitted at your next appointment.

Every now and again, your dentist will ask you to come in for a check-up and swap your old retainer for a new one, calibrated with slight adjustments designed to gradually move your teeth into position.

Six to 12 months later, you could be sporting a brand new smile! Simple as that!

Getting a Straighter Smile Today

If you think clear retainers may be the solution for you, visit the Obrochta Smile Center website for more information, or call the team at 727 321 4464 today.

Dr. Obrochta