Do you want straighter teeth but fear the “metal mouth” look of traditional braces? At Ramona Family Dentistry, we offer orthodontic treatment in the form of Invisalign and ClearCorrect teeth aligners — both of which are invisible when you are wearing them since they consist of clear, custom-made teeth alignment trays. No longer do you have to endure the painful poking of metal wires and braces or stop eating certain foods, as these removable aligners are made of a smooth, medical-grade plastic for a comfortable fit. And since both Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatments are typically shorter than orthodontic treatment using metal braces, you can have a gorgeously straight smile in as little as 12 months or less!
What are Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are custom-designed, clear aligners that are composed of thermoplastic materials. Throughout your treatment you will be provided with a sequence of aligners that will work to shift your teeth according to Dr. Feely’s treatment plan, with the end result of giving you a straighter, more attractive smile. Invisalign and ClearCorrect offer a great alternative to braces for patients that want a discrete teeth-straightening treatment in Ramona.
What Issues Can Invisalign and ClearCorrect Fix?
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Overly crowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Other “bad bite” issues, where the teeth of the upper and lower jaw don’t meet properly with the mouth closed
TRADITIONAL BRACES VS. INVISALIGN AND CLEAR CORRECT
Traditional metal orthodontics have conspicuous brackets and wires that can be an eyesore, but get the job done in straightening and aligning your teeth. Traditional metal or porcelain brackets are the most efficient systems in getting your teeth straight in a timely manner. Modern orthodontics like ClearCorrect and Invisalign are nearly invisible; patients enjoy knowing that they can straighten their teeth inconspicuously and without anyone noticing, yet straightening teeth can oftentimes take a little more time compared to traditional braces.
INVISALIGN AND CLEAR CORRECT COMFORT COMPARISON
Metal braces are attached to the teeth with a strong adhesive and are not removable for cleaning or eating. It can be difficult to brush and floss around the braces and thoroughly remove food particles and other debris. Also, the metal materials can scratch the inside of the cheeks and be generally uncomfortable, but we provide patients with therapeutic, comforting wax to deal with these issues. Certain foods may be difficult to eat because of the brackets or wires.
Modern orthodontic systems like Invisalign and Clear Correct do not use brackets or wires; patients wear thin, removable plastic aligners (somewhat similar to teeth whitening trays), which are switched out every few weeks. These aligners can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning; they are less invasive and more comfortable in the mouth. They are also easier to keep clean and free of debris. Patients can enjoy virtually all of their favorite foods with ease.
What Should You Expect from an Invisalign or ClearCorrect Treatment?
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatments follow the same process, beginning with the creation of custom-made teeth aligners. To accomplish this, Dr. Feely will make an impression of your bite and use it, along with photographs and X-rays of your teeth, to make a digital 3D image of your mouth, which will then be used to create the aligners and plan your treatment. When you receive your aligners, you will wear them for two to three weeks, when you will receive new aligners to wear. You will receive a new set of aligners approximately every two to three weeks, and this process will work to gently shift your teeth into alignment over time.
Though we recommend that you wear your teeth aligners consistently, both day and night, you can remove them when brushing and flossing, when cleaning the aligners or when eating. You will find that the aligners are comfortable and that, after a few days, you will barely remember that you are wearing them. What’s more, their transparent design will ensure that no one else will either!
A typical orthodontic treatment using Invisalign or ClearCorrect teeth aligners lasts 12 months or less, though in some cases of severe misalignment, the treatment may last up to two years in order to achieve a straight smile.
WHY CHOOSE RAMONA FAMILY DENTISTRY FOR YOUR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
- Our office is equipped with the latest digital technology, which we use to provide you with essential updates on your Invisalign or ClearCorrect treatment
- You have a choice of two effective orthodontic treatment options, as we offer both Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatment in Ramona, both of which are used to address an array of orthodontic issues.
- At Ramona Family Dentistry, we have been working with Invisalign products for many years and have all the expertise necessary to achieve the best possible results
Schedule a Consultation
Still have questions about Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatments in Ramona, including if you’d be a good candidate for one or both and, if so, which would be right for you? Dr. Feely is happy to answer all of your questions, provide you with a thorough dental exam and discuss your treatment options with you in detail. Schedule a consultation at our Ramona dental office by calling (760) 789-0170.