For many people, the thought of having perfectly straight teeth is welcome and exciting, but the time spent with traditional metal braces in their mouth is not as exciting. Luckily, orthodontal technology has allowed the creation of new products that can help many people straighten their teeth in a nearly invisible way!
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are state-of-the-art teeth straighteners that do not require bulky metal brackets attached to the teeth. To start, your dentist will work with you to design your ideal smile and will establish the steps it will take to get to that point. When each aligner does its job, you move to the next one, so it can continue the job.
The clear aligners are barely visible, but also can be removed as needed. Cleaning up after a meal is not so much fun when you have metal braces, but with clear aligners, you can take them out while eating and then put them back in when you are finished. While they do not affect the speech all that much, it can also be very helpful to remove the aligners before giving a presentation at work or school in order to give you extra confidence. Just be sure to wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day, and they will continue to help you align your teeth.
Clear aligners require less orthodontic supervision, so you can also cut down on the number of visits to your dentist. We will miss seeing you as much, but can’t wait to see you smile when you do come see us!
Dr. Keith Shankle, DDS of Dental Care of Muskogee is dedicated to providing complete dental care to his patients whether it's a routine...