Clear braces alternatives available in Willoughby Hills
Realigning the smile brings to mind the appearance and discomfort of traditional orthodontics. Metal bracket and wire braces are often a source of embarrassment for patients who need to use them to repair the alignment of their dental arch and their bite. However, thanks to continued advances in dentistry, patients have a variety of clear braces solutions which are also readily available at the practice of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills.
First, our practice offers two types of clear braces known as aligner therapy. Aligner therapy works by having patients wear specially-made trays which are made of clear professional-grade plastic for a period of a few weeks before moving onto the next tray in the series. This aligner therapy helps by gradually moving the teeth into better positioning over time in a comfortable and discreet manner. The two aligner therapy solutions available through our practice include Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Both are effective in helping patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch and the bite and can provide results similar to those achieved with traditional methods.
Second, our practice also provides a treatment known as Ortho-Tain. Ortho-Tain is an orthodontic treatment that uses a specialized mouth guard. This is worn at night, and during the day, can be used to perform specific exercises to help in repositioning the teeth. This is a discreet method that can provide effective results when patients comply appropriately. Patients are advised on how often to perform their exercises, what exercises to perform, and how important it is that they comply with the treatment to achieve effective results. Ortho-Tain is not for everyone, and Dr. Michael Stern can consult with individuals to determine if they are appropriate candidates for this particular orthodontic alternative.
If you are uneasy about the idea of having traditional braces glued onto the teeth and used for many months or years to achieve desirable alignment, now is a great time to speak to the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills to learn more about orthodontic alternatives such as clear braces. From ClearCorrect to Ortho-Tain, we have a variety of solutions available to help in improving the aesthetics of the smile without using conventional metal bracket and wire braces.Back to Orthodontics Alternatives Home Page