Clear aligners, like traditional braces, use gradual force to move teeth, but without the metal brackets and wires! Aligners are made of a strong plastic that is custom fit to the patient. They are usually delivered in a series with each aligner moving the teeth incrementally until the desired movement is achieved.
Clear aligners are available from your family dentist in many different brands including Invisalign, Smart Moves and ClearCorrect. Because moving teeth is a complicated biological process, all orthodontic treatment should be conducted under the direct supervision of your family dentist or orthodontist to ensure your continuing oral health and the longevity of your teeth. To begin treatment, your dentist will do a full exam including x-rays, photographs and impressions or digital scans of your teeth.
The advantages over traditional bracket braces are clear! For one, clear aligners are discreet when worn and can be taken out as needed. Unlike braces using metal brackets, there are no dietary restrictions such as corn on the cob, apples, or sticky candies. Because they are removable, clear aligners allow wearers to better brush and floss teeth during treatment. Your clear aligners are custom made for your teeth so the fit will be comfortable. It is less likely you will experience irritation of your gums or cheeks.
If you are ready for a dazzling new smile, call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule your consultation for clear aligners with Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle today. Our staff in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is here to answer all of your questions and help with all dental insurance billing.