If you never had braces as a child, you’re probably familiar with the impact that crooked teeth can have on your self-esteem and smile in front of others. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, we have a number of orthodontic options that adults can take advantage of in order to at long last enjoy the benefits of a beautifully aligned grin. Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation at our Lansing office.
Orthodontic treatment is usually employed to either straighten crooked teeth or realign the jaw to overcome a bite problem. This has obvious aesthetic benefits, but it can also help reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by making it easier for you to brush and floss as thoroughly as possible. Traditional braces are always an option, of course – especially for complex cases – but they are far from the only type of orthodontic treatment available. Talk to your dentist about your concerns regarding your smile so that they can go over your choices.
If you don’t want to get traditional braces, Invisalign is likely to be the first option to come to mind. This type of orthodontic treatment involves a series of clear plastic trays that are worn over the teeth for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours each day. This way, you can straighten your teeth and adjust your bite without having to deal with uncomfortable, unsightly metal braces. You also won’t have to worry about diet limitations or changing your oral hygiene habits since the aligners can simply be taken out of your mouth.
ClearCorrect is similar to Invisalign in that it relies on a series of clear aligners to correct the teeth. One key difference, however, is that ClearCorrect is made of an even thinner transparent material, meaning it blends in even better with the teeth. Some patients also find ClearCorrect to be more comfortable than Invisalign thanks to its thinner build. If you’re considering clear braces, feel free to ask about ClearCorrect and Invisalign to see which one is right for you.