Just because you have an uneven smile doesn’t mean you need to seek treatment with metal braces. Instead, your Kansas City, MO, dentist can design and craft a series of custom and clear aligners to address misalignment. Not only will they be nearly invisible, but they’re also convenient and removable too!
Creating Aligners with iTero® Digital Scanning
Each set will be custom-crafted and fitted for your smile. To do so, we will use digital technology. The iTero® system employs a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We then take detailed images quickly and comfortably, from multiple angles. We combine them to make a 3D model of your smile, so we design and craft the aligners with precision and accuracy. Each one is made from a BPA-free plastic and is completely clear. The Invisalign aligners fit comfortably, and spare you to the gum and cheek irritation often reported with braces.
The Clear and Comfortable Aligners
Treatment is simple. You will wear a set for about 30 to 45 minutes a day and after two weeks, you will move on to the next set in the series. Over a period of about a year, each set will gradually and gently reposition the teeth to correct misalignment. This is a shorter time frame than is required for metal braces, and it also means fewer office visits with our team. We can help teen and adult patients with clear aligners, so they enjoy straighter smiles without major impacts on their appearance during the treatment process.
Did you know that each set is removable too? Which means you don’t have to worry about foods becoming stuck in your orthodontics, as you simply take them out before each meal. No need to avoid certain items too! In addition, this means no more trying to work around braces to brush and floss, so oral hygiene is simpler and the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth stains is reduced. As long as you wear them for the amount of time the dentist recommends, you can also take them out for special occasions, such as meetings, dates, graduations, or job interviews.
If you would like to find out if clear braces are right for you, then schedule a consultation with our team. We will examine your smile to see if you need braces or clear aligners to tackle your misalignment. If you have any questions or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to give our office a call today.
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Cosmetic Orthodontics
The Invisalign® system helps address uneven smiles in as little as a year in some cases. If you would like to find out more about our custom aligners, try scheduling an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.