If you have been thinking about correcting the problems that currently affect your dental alignment, or if you have put off orthodontic work after it was recommended, you may want to consider alternatives to traditional treatment. Conventional metal braces are effective at fixing gaps, overlaps, and other problems that affect a person’s smile when their teeth are poorly aligned. With that said, they can also have an unwelcome effect on the way you look, and may interfere with your ability to comfortably eat, and effectively clean your teeth. At our Virginia Beach dentist’s office, we can recommend an exciting alternative to these traditional appliances. By choosing to have your teeth straightened with clear braces, you can fix misaligned teeth discreetly, and enjoy the freedom of aligners that you can remove on your own.
Can Clear Braces Work As An Alternative To Metal Braces?
Clear braces are an effective alternative to metal braces for many people. While it can be necessary to use metal braces for people with more serious alignment concerns, Invisalign appliances are often effective at helping people straighten their teeth. By choosing this appliance for your care, you can make the treatment experience easier.
Starting Orthodontic Work
Your dentist will need to examine your smile, and see how poor alignment currently affects you, before moving forward with your orthodontic treatment. An evaluation does more than just determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. Your aligners will be custom-made to bring your smile to ideal alignment, so your dentist will have to evaluate the current state of your smile. With the appropriate measurements, your appliances can be crafted. Once you receive them, you will begin wearing them throughout each day. While they can be removed at times when they might be intrusive (e.g. eating, brushing your teeth), you should keep them on as often as possible to stay on track with your completion date.
Can You Hide Gaps And Overlaps With Cosmetic Dental Work?
It is sometimes effective to restore a person’s smile by performing cosmetic dental work to hide gaps and overlaps. If you qualify for this approach, you can have results you want in a shorter time period. With porcelain veneers, your gaps and overlaps can be covered after just two appointments. Depending on how many teeth you want treated, bonding and contouring treatment can lead to improvements in as little as one visit!
You Can Discuss Clear Braces With Your Virginia Beach Dentist
At Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA, we provide Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to orthodontic treatment with metal braces. To find out more about this approach to care, or to discuss any other cosmetic procedures that might interest you, call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA, today at (757) 428-7440.