If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, smiling can be embarrassing. Many with crooked teeth tend to avoid smiling in general or showing their teeth when they smile. They also try to hide their teeth when they speak, making confident conversations difficult. However, many will opt to keep their teeth as is instead of getting traditional metal braces, mainly because they’re unaware of the other options in orthodontics available. Today, clear aligner trays and other cosmetic dentistry services are available to give you the smile you want without the stress, hassle, and price of traditional braces.
At Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch, our team is experienced in orthodontics, the field of dental care focused on tooth and jaw alignment. We offer numerous options for both young people and adults to prevent alignment issues and restore misaligned teeth. When teeth are impacted or crowded together and gaps between teeth, the risk of other oral health issues arises. Seeing a specialty dentist is the best way to maintain positive oral health if you have misaligned teeth.
Benefits of Clear Aligner Trays
Clear aligner services are quickly becoming more popular than more traditional methods for straightening teeth. For one, clear aligner trays provide a more aesthetically appealing option compared to metal braces.
Metal brackets that remain on the front of teeth with bands connecting them tend to be nightmares for many. However, this type of dental braces isn’t the only option any longer. Braces are now more pleasing looking and less obtrusive. They can resemble teeth to blend in or be clear to be barely noticeable. This has made getting the proper care of teeth to fix and prevent alignment issues much easier for all involved.
However, braces aren’t the only option. Clear aligner trays use clear trays that are practically invisible when worn. These trays are also more comfortable than other options because they don’t have sharp edges that poke or cut the gums or cheeks.
Clear aligner trays are also easily removable. This makes eating and cleaning your teeth easier than when you wear traditional braces. You no longer have the food restrictions like braces because there’s no hardware to break or pull. Patients also don’t have the stress of having food particles trapped between wires, which is not only embarrassing but can cause bad breath and plaque buildup. Simply remove your trays before eating or brushing and place them back when ready.
Caring for your trays is easy as well. Gently brushing your clear aligner trays will keep them clean and odor-free. For a deeper clean, soak in a gentle mouthwash.
How to Get Clear Aligners
The process of getting clear aligners is relatively simple. To begin, you make an appointment with your dentist for a consultation. Here, the dentist will examine your teeth and determine if the process will benefit you. From here, dental impressions are made of your teeth.
A lab will then create anywhere from 18 to 30 aligning trays that are custom for your teeth. You will then discuss your schedule with your dentist. Trays tend to last about two to three weeks before you switch to the next tray. You will make appointments with your dentist about every six weeks to check on the progress of your teeth and to ensure the shifting is taking place as it should.
Learn More About Clear Aligner Trays at Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch
Do you want a straighter smile? Are you ready to show your teeth with confidence? It’s time to meet the team of Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch. Not only do we offer orthodontics, but we also offer a number of other specialty services such as:
- Oral surgery
- Treatment for impacted teeth
- Sedation dentistry
- Tooth extraction
- Ridge augmentation
- Treatment for teeth grinding
We are proud to provide Cinco Ranch, TX, with these services and general dental services. To learn if clear aligner trays are right for you, contact Lovett Dental Cinco Ranch today at 713-244-7799 to set up an appointment.