Like many people, you probably want straight teeth but have
some imperfections that you’re not happy with. Braces are effective at
correcting misalignments but can be uncomfortable and unsightly. A
better option for you could be either the Invisalign or ClearCorrect
treatment, two systems of clear aligners that gradually change the
position of your teeth. You can find out more about these treatments at
Alan Pressman DMD in Spring Valley.
By using clear aligners, you can enjoy a much more comfortable
teeth-realigning treatment. A traditional braces treatment also has the
potential to cause some damage to the soft tissues in the mouth. The
wires and brackets of braces must be maintained carefully, but it can be
challenging to clean. Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easy to
take them out to clean your teeth as well as the aligners themselves.
The most obvious benefit is that, unlike metal braces, which look
cumbersome and unattractive, clear aligners are nearly invisible so that
you can wear them throughout your day without feeling self-conscious
about your treatment.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign and ClearCorrect work by applying
slight but constant pressure to the teeth on specific points to
gradually shift them to their new position along the gumline. To begin
the treatment, you will need a consultation at Alan Pressman DMD. Your
dentist will assess the current health and positioning of your teeth to
create a treatment plan to move your teeth. You may be able to see a
preview of this movement as well as the projected results. After taking
measurements and possibly impressions of your teeth, the clear aligners
can be created using the plan.
For the treatment itself, you will be required to wear the aligners
for 20-22 hours a day. Each aligner must be worn in a specific order and
will be changed out approximately weekly. You will need to check in
with your dentist periodically to ensure that the teeth are moving as
If you are ready for a straighter, more attractive smile, make an
appointment at Alan Pressman DMD to discuss using Invisalign or
ClearCorrect aligners in Spring Valley today.
Currently not accepting Medicare at this time.