Many people believe that metal braces are the only option to correct misalignment. Along with this assumption, they believe that dealing with misalignment is only important for teenagers. Misalignment can cause problems beyond just the appearance of your smile, so it is important to correct crooked teeth and smiles. ClearCorrect® can be a good way to adjust your smile. Some common questions surrounding ClearCorrect® and their answers may help better inform you about the treatment.
A: Misalignment can create places for food articles to hide and be trapped during your oral hygiene routine. These hiding places can lead to a buildup of harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment can also lead to strain on the jaw joints. This strain can increase your risk of developing TMJ disorder.
A: A series of clear aligners made from a BPA-free plastic material are used to gently reposition your teeth. The aligners are custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and to better move your teeth into optimal positions. Different sets of aligners will be used on a specific schedule designed to reach your goal smile. Detailed impressions, photographs, and x-rays will be used to design and create your custom clear mouth tray aligners.
A: Wearing the aligners every day for between 20 and 23 hours will gently, but effectively shift your teeth into a new position. The total length of treatment will vary depending in the extent and severity of your misalignment, but it typically takes between a year and 18 months.
A: It is important that you wear your aligners at the recommended time. The aligners are removable, so you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. This allows you to maintain excellent oral hygiene even during your treatment.
Talk to Dr. Carmona to see if you qualify ClearCorrect®. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.