You can make 2017 the year of your new straight smile and practically no one will notice that you’re wearing braces. At Arkansas River Valley Dentistry, your Clarksville dentist offers both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®, the two leading alternatives for people who want to straighten their teeth without the appearance of traditional braces. If you’re an adult with a busy career and social life, or if you have a teenager who is going through a particularly self-conscious stage, then speak to one of our dentists about these orthodontic systems. With Invisalign or ClearCorrect, you can have the straight and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
The Clear Difference
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect use clear plastic mouth trays to achieve proper tooth alignment. The trays are made of BPA-free plastic that is smooth and non-irritating, unlike traditional braces that can poke your cheeks or inflame gum tissue. In addition, wearing Invisalign or ClearCorrect means you’ll need to schedule fewer visits to your cosmetic dentist in Clarksville than with traditional braces that must be periodically adjusted.
The Clear Advantage
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect are removable orthodontic systems. This means that you’ll be able to take off your clear braces anytime you want to eat or brush and floss your teeth. With traditional braces, there are some foods, such as raw carrots, celery, popcorn, pretzels and other hard foods that must be eliminated from your diet because they can break or dislodge a bracket or wire. Similarly, removing your braces for oral hygiene allows you to maintain cleaner teeth during your orthodontic treatment so you are less likely to develop problems such as cavities or periodontal disease.
Receiving Clear Braces in Clarksville
At Arkansas River Valley Dentistry, we have developed a close professional relationship with both Invisalign and ClearCorrect. (Our dentists will be able to determine which system is better suited to your orthodontic needs.) With either brand, your treatment begins with a complete evaluation of your smile that is based on x-rays and photographs of your teeth as well as measurements of your mouth. These provide the information we need to develop a treatment plan that is the blueprint for how your customized clear braces are created in the lab.
When they are delivered to our Clarksville dentist office, we’ll dispense each series. All you have to do is wear your Invisalign aligners or ClearCorrect braces for two weeks and then advance to the next pair. Be sure to wear your braces for at least 22 hours every day in order to complete your treatment on time.
Call Our Office Today
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign or ClearCorrect, schedule a consultation with the Clarksville cosmetic dentist at Arkansas River Valley Dentistry.