While conventional braces have become much more streamlined and efficient, there are cosmetic, “tooth-colored” brackets and clear aligners that are available and able to effectively straighten smiles. At the office of Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, MS, PA, our skilled specialist can assess your smile to determine which treatment plan is right for you.
For many teens and adults, clear aligners offer a discreet, comfortable and convenient method of care.
The main reason why many patients choose clear aligners is that they are virtually invisible. This helps conceal the fact that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment, which can make some people feel self-conscious – particularly high school, college-age, and older patients.
Unlike traditional braces, patients love having the ability to remove their clear aligners when they eat or brush their teeth. This allows them to continue their usual hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. Not only do clear aligners make cleaning easy, but they also offer patients the freedom to eat what they want and brush their teeth normally.
People these days are so busy. Clear aligners offer a convenient option for the busy teen or adult. Appointment times are shorter than braces adjustments and the time between appointments is longer.
There used to be a time when treatment with removable aligners was only recommended for those with minor tooth movement– i.e. a small amount of crowding. With modern technological, we can treat almost every type of bite and misalignment with clear aligners. A 3D scanner is used to capture a picture of the teeth and then Invisalign custom designs the clear aligners. The result is a much more efficient appointment.