You don’t have to get “wired up” to have beautiful, straight teeth. Wearing a series of custom clear retainers, which are digitally fabricated and worn over a period of 6 to 12 months, can achieve the smile you always dreamed about. Whether you are an adult or teenager, invisible braces may be the answer to your crooked or misaligned teeth.
The most commonly known manufacturer of invisible braces and retainers is Invisalign. Invisalign braces and retainers are custom made for your comfort using 3D images of your teeth that are collected by your doctor sometimes using iTero Element or other digital scanners. They are made with patented SmartTrack material that was engineered specifically for this purpose. Your liners will be individually trimmed to fit your gum line. Each set of liners is usually worn for one to two weeks, with checkups occuring every six to eight weeks to check your smile’s progress.
ClearCorrect is another manufacturer of invisible braces and retainers. These invisible braces work in much the same way as Invisalign, although they are made of a different material. You will wear your liners 22 hours per day, 7 days per week until your doctor is satisfied with your results.
Benefits of Invisible Braces
Whether you go with Invisalign or ClearCorrect, you will enjoy the many benefits of having clear braces rather than traditional wire braces. With wire braces, everyday oral care can be hampered as they make it difficult to brush and floss. You can remove invisible braces for easy and uniform cleaning of your mouth, which will go a long way toward protecting your smile. Invisible braces are often undetectable by the casual observer, and they don’t come with the dietary restrictions of wire braces.
If you are ready to take the next step in correcting your smile, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.