If you want to no longer feel self-conscious about your smile because your teeth are not properly aligned and are looking for a more discreet orthodontic solution, clear aligners may be the perfect option for you. These nearly invisible orthodontic appliances we offer to our patients at Smile Center Silicon Valley have revolutionized the way people straighten their teeth and improve their smiles.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are orthodontic devices made from clear plastic that fit over your teeth and gently shift them into the desired position. Unlike traditional metal braces, which rely on brackets and wires to move teeth, clear aligners use a series of custom-made trays to gradually straighten your smile.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Each set of clear aligners is designed specifically for you based on 3D scans or impressions taken by our dentist in Sunnyvale. You'll wear each tray for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. Over time, you'll be able to see progress as your teeth begin to shift into their new positions.
Clear aligners can treat a wide range of alignment issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite problems such as underbites and overbites. Plus, they allow you to maintain better oral hygiene because the aligners can be removed for eating or brushing the teeth, making it easier than traditional braces that tend to trap food between the wires and brackets, causing bad breath. This treatment has become increasingly popular among adults who want an effective yet subtle way to improve their smiles without sacrificing appearance or comfort.
Getting Clear Aligners
The first step in getting clear aligners is to visit a dentist or orthodontist who specializes in this type of treatment. They will examine your teeth and take X-rays and impressions, which will be used to create custom-made aligners for you.
Once your aligners are ready, you will need to wear them for most of the day, removing them only when eating or brushing your teeth. You will also need to switch out each set of aligners every few weeks as directed by your dentist or orthodontist.
Throughout the treatment process, it's important to follow all instructions provided by your dental professional. This includes wearing your aligners as directed, keeping them clean, and properly storing them when not in use.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
- First and foremost, they are virtually invisible. This means that you can confidently wear them in public without feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about your smile. Additionally, clear aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces because they don't have any metal wires or brackets that can irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Another benefit of clear aligners is that they're removable. Unlike traditional braces that require special tools to remove, you can easily take out your clear aligners whenever you want to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. This makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.
- Clear aligners also offer faster results than traditional braces. In most cases, patients see significant improvements in their smiles within just a few months of starting treatment. And since clear aligner treatment is customized for each individual patient's needs, it often requires fewer office visits compared to traditional orthodontic treatments.
- Last but not least, choosing a dentist in Sunnyvale who specializes in clear aligner treatment means you'll be receiving care from an experienced professional who knows how to get the best results possible for their patients.
If you're looking for an effective and discreet way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500 to learn more about clear aligner treatment.