Invisible braces or clear aligners are a proven and effective solution in dentistry to address the problem of crooked, misaligned or overcrowded teeth. These braces are ideally suited for kids and adults who want to avoid traditional metal braces for a variety of reasons.
Invisible braces have an advantage over metal braces not just in terms of aesthetics but also in comfort levels.
Most patients are appropriate candidates for invisible braces, and thousands of people use this orthodontic treatment every year with successful outcomes. Accomplished and terrific cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain provides ClearCorrect invisible braces to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities and towns in this part of Southern California.
Clear Correct Aligners
Clear Correct braces, as the name suggests, are clear braces that are largely invisible from the outside. While the patient is going through this treatment, their smile will not be adversely affected. These braces are created with clear plastic, which is softer on the gum tissue when compared to wires and metal brackets.
Another advantage with Clear Correct aligners is that the patient can remove them while eating or cleaning the teeth. This makes the treatment more convenient and ensures better dental hygiene because the patient can clean the teeth more thoroughly after removing the braces. Dr. Strain’s dental office provides Clear Correct because of their numerous benefits over other braces options.
Clear Correct aligners can be custom fitted to the teeth to provide an irritation-free treatment. In most cases, virtually no adjustment discomfort is involved with this treatment.
Both adults and teens are righteous candidates for Clear Correct aligners. Children who do not have all of their molars or elderly people with complicated oral health conditions may also be appropriate candidates for this treatment. Adults and teenagers who are reluctant to use traditional metal braces can make ideal candidates for Clear Correct.
Individuals with the following orthodontic concerns can be treated successfully with Clear Correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked or turned (rotated) teeth
In exceptional cases of misalignment or where the bite issues are more complex, clear aligners may not be the ideal solution. In such case, the dentist may provide metal braces. But overall, many patients are well-suited for clear, removable and comfortable Clear Correct aligners.
The treatment process with Clear Correct aligner typically lasts between one and two years, depending on the patient’s condition of teeth and how diligently the patient follows the dentist’s instructions during the course of treatment. As a first step in the procedure, the dentist will take images, x-rays and impressions of the patient’s teeth.
Based on these records and the dentist’s prescription, a 3-D replica of the teeth will be crafted in the lab. A team of experts will then develop a customized treatment plan involving step by step realignment of teeth. The patient will have access to a digital representation of the teeth.
If any adjustments are necessary, these can be made even before the actual treatment is started. Custom aligners will be fabricated with high precision using cutting edge mapping and molding techniques. Profound and focused cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other towns and neighborhoods in The Golden State for invisible braces.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.