Through advancements in dental technology, there are now several ways for an adult to straighten teeth and gain a beautiful smile. Many adults may become wary of the possibility of having to wear braces again. In some cases, adults may have or may not have worn braces as a child, but their teeth are now in need of straightening for several reasons. Fortunately, there is an alternative to metal or ceramic braces that do not need wires.
Why should I get clear aligners?
For an adult that needs or wants to straighten his or her teeth, clear aligners are an excellent option. One reason for this is that the gaps in crooked teeth can trap food particles and plaque. Once this happens, the buildup of plaque can lead to infection if an individual is not careful. Patients with crooked teeth may also feel embarrassment or shame toward their smile.
Clear aligners are the crystal clear solution for adult patients to straighten their teeth without the need for wires or metal brackets. While braces are still a strong and effective solution to straighten one’s teeth, they are not the most inconspicuous. Clear aligners allow adult patients to straighten their teeth while being discreet.
Even if someone wore braces in the past, there is still a chance for the teeth to shift out of alignment. If this begins to happen in adulthood, clear aligners are an excellent solution to remedy the situation.
How does the process work?
The process for creating and installing clear aligners is not as difficult as one may believe. At Kling Orthodontics we will ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedure. When a patient enters our office asking about clear aligners, we will answer any and all questions. During the procedure Dr. Angela Kling, or one of our staff members, will take a mold of the patient’s teeth.
This mold will then be sent to the dentist’s lab to create the set of aligners. The lab will create the set of clear aligners for the patient to use over the period of treatment. Clear aligners are perfect for an adult who needs to straighten his or her teeth since the treatment is done almost entirely from home.
After a second visit to give the patient the clear aligners and make sure they fit properly, the patient can take care of the rest at home. There is no need for frequent visits to the office. A patient will be given a set of clear aligners, each marked by a number or a letter of the alphabet. After several weeks to a month, the patient will switch the current set out for the next one. Patients at Kling Orthodontics do not have to worry about shifting their work schedule around for an appointment every several weeks with clear aligners.
The painless solution
At Kling Orthodontics, we customize clear aligners to the individual patient since each set of teeth is unique. Anyone who attempts to use a store-bought, one-size-fits-all treatment will most likely have a painful experience and do more damage than good. Patients who have Dr. Angela Kling help them get their own custom-made set of aligners will have a painless experience.
The aligners are set to match the gradual process of the teeth shifting into the proper position. Thanks to the gradual process, patients will not feel pain as the aligners steadily move the teeth. As long as the patient follows the instructions, wearing each aligner for the time frame given, then the patient will feel little to no pain from the treatment.
With clear aligners, patients can eat whatever they want and not worry about food getting stuck in the brackets. At Kling Orthodontics we will lay out the treatment plan and offer guidance as the patient needs. With clear aligners, we can let the dental technology do the rest. Since aligners are removable, patients only need to take them out to eat, brush and floss. Dr. Angela Kling will go over all of the necessary steps for proper care before giving the patient the set of clear aligners.
Clear aligners add an extra level of convenience that one will not find with braces. With clear aligners, patients can get the straight set of teeth they want, without drastically changing their daily routine. Metal or ceramic braces can cause difficulty with cleaning and lead to more visits to the dental office.
Clear aligners need less maintenance than other oral appliances, are easy to clean and can be kept in easy-to-carry cases. You will not only have a perfect smile with clear aligners, but you will have a fully functional and healthy smile as well. If you are considering clear aligners to improve your smile, do not hesitate to call Kling Orthodontics at (636) 660-0525 for more information.
At Kling Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide patients throughout St Peters with a more convenient way to straighten their teeth. To find out if clear aligners are right for you, call 636-660-0525.
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