Clear Teeth Straightening in Burlington, ON
Misaligned teeth can affect self-confidence, making you less comfortable when smiling or speaking. They can also lead to potential decay issues, if crowding prevents you from being able to thoroughly floss or clean your teeth, thereby threatening your natural teeth with decay. If left uncorrected, crooked teeth can continue to shift or “travel” compromising the integrity of your bite.
In the past, the most popular option for treating misaligned teeth was standard metal brackets. This led many patients to avoid correction, as they were uncomfortable with the look or feel of standard brackets. However, patients looking for other options for teeth straightening are now in luck. Dr. Thelam Nguyen specializes in the use of state-of-the-art “clear braces” to straighten teeth, a great alternative to traditional brackets.
What to Expect from Clear Braces
Clear braces work almost exactly like traditional metal brackets, only they do their work under the radar, invisible to the naked eye. If you are interested in clear braces, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen. At your appointment, you will discuss your goals, and he will lay out the benefits of every option available to you. Together, you will determine the best course of treatment to achieve your ideal smile.
Clear braces use a bracket and wire system to move teeth, but these are made of a special clear material that makes them practically invisible to the naked eye. If clear braces are right for you, you will begin with a thorough examination, allowing Dr. Nguyen to become familiar with your mouth and its underlying structures. He will use this information to develop a subtle course of correction. Overall, your correction will take place over the course of several visits and can take between six months to a year.
When you are ready to begin, Dr. Nguyen will mount clear brackets on your teeth. These can be manipulated or shifted via a clear wire system ” typically made from clear plastic ” gently over several months. Clear braces are a great solution for patients worried that standard brackets would make them feel self-conscious, and for patients who may not be good candidates for Invisalign. Many patients have reported that clear braces are more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces too, resulting in fewer scrapes or cuts after tightening.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth for aesthetic or health-related reasons, talk to Dr. Nguyen today and find out if clear braces are right for you. To schedule an appointment for a consultation call Tansley Woods Dentistry at (289) 273-4289.