THE SECRET TO STRAIGHT SMILES: A DEEP DIVE INTO CLEAR ALIGNER ORTHODONTICS
With today’s technology, patients have a wide range of teeth straightening options to choose from. At Neighborhood Dental in Gretna, we are proud of the range of cosmetic treatments to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
What is Clear Aligner Treatment?
Clear aligners are orthodontic devices that are a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth for children, teens, and adults. Clear aligners such as Invisalign and Clear Correct are custom-made to gradually shift teeth into their ideal position making the treatment a convenient and comfortable experience for many patients.
How Does Clear Aligner Treatment Work at Neighborhood Dental?
- Initial Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with our local dentists. They will evaluate your teeth, take X-rays, and digital scans to create a 3D model of your mouth.
- Customized Treatment Plan: Using the collected data, a customized treatment plan is created. Our advanced technology software helps visualize the step-by-step movement of your teeth from their current positions to the desired final alignment.
- Aligner Fabrication: Based on the recommended treatment plan, a series of clear aligners are fabricated. Each aligner is designed to move specific teeth incrementally. They are made from a transparent, medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
- Wearing the Aligners: You will be instructed to wear each set of aligners for a specific period, usually about two weeks. They should be worn for around 20-22 hours a day, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
- Gradual Tooth Movement: As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth gradually shift according to the treatment plan. Each aligner applies gentle pressure to specific teeth, encouraging them to move into their designated positions.
- Monitoring Progress: Throughout the treatment, you will have periodic check-ups with your Gretna dentist. Our team of professionals will ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned and may provide you with the next sets of aligners.
- Treatment Completion: Once you’ve gone through all the aligners in the series, your teeth should have moved into their desired positions. At this point, your dentist may recommend additional steps, such as wearing a retainer, to help maintain the new alignment.
Benefits of Clear Aligner Treatment
This innovative alternative to traditional braces offers numerous benefits, such as improved aesthetics, comfort, and convenience.
✓ Aesthetic Appeal: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for individuals of all ages who want to maintain a more natural appearance during treatment.
✓ Comfort: The aligners are made of smooth plastic, reducing the likelihood of irritation and discomfort commonly associated with traditional braces.
✓ Affordable: They’re similar in cost to braces, and some insurances provide coverage. If you are enrolled in our dental saving plan, we offer exclusive discounts on orthodontic treatment.
✓ Convenience: The treatment process typically involves fewer in-office visits compared to traditional braces.
✓ Removability: Aligners can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, allowing for better oral hygiene compared to fixed braces. Since aligners can be removed, there are no dietary restrictions. You can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about damaging brackets or wires.
Clear aligner orthodontic treatment has revolutionized the field of orthodontics by offering a more convenient and discreet option for achieving a beautifully aligned smile. Our office is currently welcoming new patients of all ages. If you are seeking teeth straightening solutions, contact our team for a complimentary consultation to determine if clear aligners are the right choice for your specific orthodontic needs.
Conveniently Located Near You
Your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile starts here. Our dedicated professionals are here to guide you through your orthodontic journey and help you achieve the confident smile you deserve. Reach out to us now to get started! Our office is conveniently located near the Standing Stone neighborhood in Gretna, across Highway 6 from the Gretna Middle School football field.
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