Are you ready to straighten your teeth but don't want to wear traditional braces? Invisalign or Clear Correct, orthodontic treatment methods offered by your Ann Arbor, MI, dentists, Dr. Wayne Walcott and Dr. Brett Walcott, might be the perfect option for you.
Invisalign or Clear Correct offer a different way to straighten your teeth
Pressure is the key to straightening teeth. Wires threaded through brackets exert pressure on the teeth when you wear traditional metal and ceramic braces. Adjusting the tension on the wires slowly repositions your teeth.
Invisalign or Clear Correct offer another way to treat orthodontic problems and straighten crooked teeth. The systems use clear, removable aligner trays that place gentle, constant pressure on your teeth, rather than wires and brackets. You'll receive a series of aligner trays, each created to accomplish a particular straightening goal. The aligners are designed to be worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set. You'll wear your trays for about 22 hours a day.
Why Invisalign or Clear Correct may be a good option for you
Invisalign or Clear Correct offer several important benefits, starting with appearance. If you've put off straightening your teeth because you don't like the way metal or ceramic braces look, Invisalign or Clear Correct offer a much more subtle method. The clear aligner trays fit over your teeth snugly and become practically invisible.
The Invisalign or Clear Correct system can straighten teeth, address crowding or spacing issues, and correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. It's just as effective for adults as it is for teens. In fact, adults may only need to wear their aligner trays for six months (or a little longer in some cases). During your visit to the Ann Arbor, MI, dental office, your dentist will give you a treatment length estimate.
Invisalign or Clear Correct won't require any major changes to your usual routine. There's no need to avoid hard or sticky foods, a necessity when you wear traditional braces. Since you'll remove your trays before you eat or drink, you can continue to eat anything you want. Although you can drink water while wearing the trays, it's a good idea to take them out when drinking anything else to prevent stains.
Your oral hygiene regimen doesn't have to change during your treatment. After you remove your trays, you'll brush and floss the same way you always have.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign or Clear Correct! Call your dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. Wayne Walcott, and Dr. Brett Walcott, at (734) 994-3700 to schedule your appointment.