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A Clear Way To Improve Your Smile

A Clear Way To Improve Your Smile

Kansas City, MO, dentist offers clear aligners

In our last blog, we mentioned several of our cosmetic treatment options. These can help address various concerns you may have with the appearance of your pearly whites. Today, your Delightful Dental Care team in Kansas City, MO, explores clear aligners more in depth. This treatment option can help correct misalignment without the need for pesky brackets and wires.

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Will This Option Work For Me?

Before you can get started with your clear aligners, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist. This method can treat many of the same issues that traditional orthodontic options can. However, more serious alignment or bite problems may need to be treated with braces. This option is typically reserved for teenage and adult patients. Your dentist will complete a thorough examination of your smile and take impressions of your teeth to create a baseline for your treatment plan. Then, the discreet trays can be created in a lab to precisely fit your needs. These will come in a series that you will change every few weeks as instructed by your dental team.

What Advantages Does It Offer Over Braces?

The appearance of your smile can leave a good impression on others and have an effect on your self-confidence. While traditional braces can improve the symmetry of your pearly whites, the process can often interrupt your appearance. Since the alignment process usually takes at least a year to complete, this may not be a preferable option for many adults. Aside from the visual aspect of orthodontic care, clear aligners may also be a more comfortable and convenient option. Unlike braces, you will be able to remove your trays when eating and doing your oral hygiene routine. This means you will not have to avoid certain foods like you would need to do with braces. It can also help improve your oral hygiene because you will not have to worry about brushing and flossing around brackets and wires. Lastly, braces require adjustments every six to eight weeks. With this discreet option, you will change out your trays as instructed. Your dentist will still monitor the process, but you may not need to come in as often as you would with traditional options.

How Long Will The Process Take?

Everyone’s smiling concerns are different, so the total treatment time may vary patient to patient. This method will take about the same time as traditional braces would. You will wear your trays for the majority of the day, removing them only during meals and for your oral hygiene routine. Don’t forget to wear them overnight! Every few weeks, your dentist will instruct you to move on to the next set of trays. For a full smile makeover, you can pair this with other cosmetic treatments like professional whitening or bonding.

Are You Ready To Correct Your Alignment?

If you are interested in this option or would like to learn more, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816)942-7669.

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To learn more, get answers to questions, or schedule a consultation with us, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669.

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