Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligner therapy in Bradenton, FL, is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for people of all ages. Patients appreciate the flexibility and discretion of clear aligners, and most people are eligible to wear them if that is what they prefer. However, standard braces are the better option if you have a significant overbite or severely crooked teeth.
Each Patient Receives a Set of Customized Clear Aligners
The first step to determine if you are a good candidate for Clear Aligner Therapy is to have X – rays and a comprehensive examination completed. Being fitted for Clear Aligner Therapy is as easy as completing a quick 10 to 15 minute digital image scan of your teeth, this can typically be done in the same visit. This scan is sent electronically to our dental lab where the technicians will create a customized set of aligners based on your smile goals.
After removing the putty from your top and bottom rows of teeth, your dentist sends them to our laboratory. Our laboratory technicians create a customized set of aligners based on your teeth pattern and goals for orthodontic treatment.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners Work?
When your set of aligners comes back from the lab, we will contact you to come in for a fitting and make any necessary adjustments at that time. We then send you home with an entire set of clear aligners. You need to wear each aligner in order for approximately two weeks before exchanging it for the next one in the set.
Clear aligners place pressure on your teeth to shift just as traditional braces with brackets and wires do. You may experience mild discomfort as you adjust to wearing them, but it should pass quickly. Please schedule a consultation with us to learn more about clear aligner therapy in Bradenton, FL.