You’re looking to straighten your teeth, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal brackets. What’s your other option? Do nothing. Unfortunately, many people still believe that braces are the only way to straighten teeth. That’s not the case.
Our Novi MI dental office, Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, is using new treatments to straighten teeth that does not require any metal brackets or wires. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are similar treatments in that they use clear, orthodontic aligners instead of metal. These treatments have a number of benefits when compared with traditional metal braces.
Today we want to run down three of the major benefits or Invisalign and ClearCorrect. You’ll learn why these treatments have become ideal for working professionals or those with public-facing jobs.
1. These aligners are nearly invisible.
“Oh, you’re doing orthodontics?” “How much longer do you have to wear those things?”
These are questions you won’t have to field when you wear Invisalign or ClearCorrect. Unlike metal braces that stick out like a sore thumb, Invisalign and ClearCorrect use clear aligners to straighten the teeth. Each aligner perfectly fits over your teeth and is made of clear plastic. People won’t have to know about your treatment, and so you can smile with confidence. We’ve helped many people with these two clear orthodontic options, and people have gone their entire treatment without people even knowing they are getting their teeth fixed.
2. Aligners are removable.
Metal braces are fixed to the teeth and cannot be removed. Honestly, this is one of the better features for young patients because the dentist or orthodontist can control the treatment. We know exactly what stage the treatment is at. But we also know that older patients can be trusted to control their own treatment, especially when they’re the ones paying for it. Removable aligners make it easier to clean your teeth and let you eat whatever you want. Unlike braces, you don’t have a list of foods you’ll have to avoid. You can simply remove your aligners and eat whatever you want, clean your teeth, and then pop your aligners back in.
3. Short-term treatment
Patients can wear metal braces anywhere from two to three years. Many times, we need that treatment time to maneuver the jaw and teeth into the most appropriate position. But not everyone needs extensive orthodontic treatment. Sometimes we simply need to fix a few crooked teeth or alignment issues.
Clear orthodontic aligners, Invisalign and ClearCorrect, can fix your smile flaws between 12 and 18 months. Our patients appreciate the speediness of the treatment, and because it fits in perfectly with their lifestyle.
How Fixing Your Crooked Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
It’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is only cosmetic. That’s far from the case. Orthodontics is both beneficial to your appearance and your health. Straight teeth are much easier to clean, for one. Crooked teeth much it easy for harmful bacteria to hide inside your mouth, but it’s much easier to keep your teeth clean when they are straight. Crooked teeth and bad bites also increase your chances of suffering tooth chips or fractures. The reason is because the bite is off balance and might put too much pressure on any one tooth.
Get the Smile You’ll Be Proud to Shine
Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is dedicated to using the latest tools and providing comfortable, convenient care. We can give you an in-depth consultation for Invisalign or ClearCorrect in one visit. By the time you leave the office, you’ll know exactly what these treatment can do for your smile and how long the treatment will take.