As an adjunct to our therapies for saving and replacing teeth, we incorporate numerous modalities to enhance your smile. Clear aligners and teeth whitening are two of those modalities.
Clear aligners are intended for patients who want to maintain a natural appearance as they straighten their teeth. Invisalign® is perhaps the most popular alternative to traditional braces in use today, due to the effectiveness of the product and its proven use in clinical studies and by dentists and orthodontists.
Clear aligners can help patients at any stage of the dental implant process:
- Before: We suggest getting clear aligners before dental implants. That is because it makes things easier overall and provides more flexibility in designing your perfect smile before placing a permanent implant.
- During: If repositioning is necessary, then the clear aligners treatment can begin during the implant process.
- After: If you already have dental implants, you can still be a candidate for clear aligners. We will implement a treatment plan that addresses the teeth around the dental implant for straightening your smile.
Clear Aligners help straighten your teeth in a discrete and comfortable way. Your aligners can be removed while eating, brushing, or flossing, making it easy to keep your teeth and your aligner clean. Clear Aligners have been proven effective in clinical research and orthodontic practices and can be an ideal solution for improving the appearance of your smile.
You will be required to wear new aligners trays every two weeks. With each new set of trays, you will see your teeth shift little by little until they are straight in their final position. Treatment time averages 9-15 months and will vary by case.
To learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners, and to set up your consultation with our doctor, please contact our office today.
Teeth whitening is a great and simple way to lighten and brighten your teeth. Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking, and medications. Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is one of the simplest ways to make a quick change in shading and can help make you look years younger. Whitening will not create any cosmetic changes other than color. With whitening, your color will whiten to the original (or close to original) color of your natural teeth. Our hygienist can discuss tooth whitening options with you.