Are you looking for a way to straighten misaligned teeth comfortably? Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces, offering discreet, comfortable orthodontic treatment. As a cosmetic dental treatment, clear aligners improve not only the appearance of the smile but patients’ oral health. Clear aligners are often a solution for teens and adults with moderate orthodontic concerns, cosmetic concerns related to crooked teeth, and orthodontic relapse. It is never too late to benefit from a straighter and healthier smile!
It can often be difficult for patients to clean between crooked teeth, which means they are at risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Crooked teeth also create an uneven bite, placing pressure on the jaw joints. As a result, some patients with a misaligned smile may develop bite problems and jaw pain. Dr. Daniela Lemoine offers ClearCorrect and Sure Smile clear aligner systems at Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique in East Cobb, GA.
Clear Aligners Treatment in East Cobb, GA
Before treatment, Dr. Lemoine takes detailed digital scans of the smile. These scans create a three-dimensional image of the teeth, which is integral to planning your treatment using clear aligners. Dr. Lemoine sends these dental scans to a lab that creates a series of aligners. Once the aligners are complete, Dr. Lemoine ensures that the first pair fits properly. Each pair of ClearCorrect or SureSmile aligners is different. Patients will switch out their aligners every two weeks. Their teeth will be repositioned gradually over multiple months.
Clear Aligners FAQs
Do you want to know more about what to expect with invisible braces? Here are answers to popular questions many patients have about the clear aligner treatment process:
How long is treatment with clear aligners?
Because every patient has different orthodontic needs, their treatment time will depend on their malocclusion, uneven bite, and how they care for their aligners. However, the average treatment time for clear aligners is six to eighteen months. Patients who choose metal braces may have more severe orthodontic issues and require a longer treatment time.
What are the advantages of ClearCorrect and SureSmile treatment over traditional braces?
ClearCorrect and SureSmile treatment uses discreet aligners that easily blend in with the smile. These invisible aligners can be removed for patients to eat, brush, and floss their teeth. Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to realign teeth. Patients will need their brackets tightened and will also require new wires over the span of their treatment.
New wires can irritate and poke sensitive gum tissue. Patients will also need to carefully brush and floss between their braces and ensure they don’t damage the wires or brackets. Braces also come with dietary restrictions. ClearCorrect aligners are removable, so patients do not have restrictions.
Do I sleep with clear aligners?
Patients should wear their aligners for 22 hours daily and only remove them to clean their teeth or eat. Because of this, patients will wear their clear aligners when sleeping. Wearing the aligners for the appropriate amount of time each day keeps patients on track and can even shorten their treatment time.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Address misaligned and crooked teeth with ClearCorrect and SureSmile. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Lemoine on our website. You can also call Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique at 470.431.1580. Let us know if you have questions for us about clear aligners for your orthodontic needs, and we will assist you. We serve dental patients from East Cobb, Sandy Springs, and Roswell, GA.