Transform Your Smile Discreetly with Clear Aligner Treatment
Clear aligner treatment has revolutionized the field of orthodontics by providing a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces. This innovative orthodontic treatment utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth and correct various dental issues. With its growing popularity, clear aligners have become a sought-after choice for individuals seeking a more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable orthodontic solution. Our Boardman, OH dentist, Dr. Robert Perrott offers this comfortable and effective way to achieve a beautiful smile.
What is Clear Aligner Treatment?
Clear aligners are a teeth-straightening treatment that uses a series of custom-made, transparent aligners. These aligners are created specifically for each patient using 3D computer imaging technology. Our clear aligners are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic material, ensuring a comfortable fit in the mouth.
Benefits of Clear Aligner Treatment
- Discreet Appearance: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
- Removable Aligners: Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.
- Comfortable and Gentle: Clear aligners are custom-made for a precise and comfortable fit, eliminating the discomfort often associated with metal braces.
- Shorter Treatment Time: Clear aligner treatment can be faster than traditional braces in many cases, with an average treatment duration of 6 to 18 months.
- Improved Oral Health: Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.
- Customized Treatment Plan: Clear aligner treatment involves a personalized plan that addresses your specific orthodontic needs, providing you with optimal results.
Who Is a Candidate for Clear Aligner Treatment?
Clear aligners are suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth: When there is insufficient space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit properly.
- Spacing issues: When there are gaps or spaces between teeth due to missing teeth or misalignment.
- Overbite: When the upper teeth significantly overlap the lower teeth. – Underbite: When the lower teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth.
- Crossbite: When some upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth instead of outside.
- Open bite: When there is a gap between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
It’s recommended to consult with your Boardman dentist to determine if you are a suitable candidate for clear aligner treatment based on your specific dental condition.
How Does the Clear Aligner Procedure Work?
- Consultation: Your journey begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Perrott at Perrott Dentistry. He will assess your dental condition, discuss your goals, and determine if clear aligners are the right treatment for you.
- Customized Treatment Plan: If you’re a suitable candidate for clear aligners, your Boardman, OH dentist will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Advanced 3D imaging technology will be used to map out the movement of your teeth throughout the treatment process.
- Creation of Aligners: Based on the treatment plan, a series of clear aligners will be custom-made for you. Each set of aligners will be slightly different, gradually moving your teeth into the desired positions. The number of aligners required will depend on your individual treatment plan.
- Wearing the Aligners: Once you receive your aligners, you’ll need to wear them consistently, ideally for 20 to 22 hours per day. You can remove the aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, but it’s important to wear them as instructed by your Dr. Perrott to ensure effective progress.
- Transitioning to New Aligners: Typically, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. Each new set will continue the gradual movement of your teeth, bringing you closer to your desired smile. Regular check-up appointments with your Boardman dentist will be scheduled to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
- Completion of Treatment: Once you have worn all the aligners in your series, you will reach the end of your Invisalign treatment. However, achieving a beautifully aligned smile is not the final step. To maintain the results, Dr. Perrott may recommend wearing a retainer, usually at night, to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does clear aligner treatment usually take?
The duration of clear aligner treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, it can take between 6 to 18 months to achieve the desired results.
Can I eat and drink while wearing clear aligners?
No, you should remove your clear aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. It is important to remove the aligners to avoid any potential damage or staining caused by food or beverages. Removing the aligners also allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods without any restrictions.
Are clear aligners painful to wear?
While some mild discomfort or pressure is normal when transitioning to a new set of clear aligners, they are generally more comfortable to wear compared to traditional braces. The aligners are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic material, which reduces the likelihood of irritation and soreness in the mouth. Any discomfort experienced is usually temporary and tends to diminish as you get accustomed to wearing the aligners.
Get a Straighter Smile With Comfort and Convenience at Perrott Dentistry!
With its custom-made clear aligners and personalized treatment plans, Invisalign offers a modern orthodontic solution that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, consult your Boardman, OH dentist by scheduling a consultation at Perrott Dentistry by calling (330) 726-0090 or fill out our online form to explore whether Invisalign is the right choice for you. Embark on your Invisalign journey and unlock the confidence and beauty of a beautifully aligned smile.