Straightening teeth doesn’t have to involve expensive and uncomfortable metal braces anymore. The technology of invisible aligners offers patients the option of a different orthodontic experience. We are pleased to announce that we offer NoviClear aligners here at Super Kids Austin. Read on to find out about the process and see if invisible, custom aligners are right for your teen.
The Invisible Aligner Process
1. First, come to our office for an initial consultation. We take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to determine if clear aligners are right for you.
2. We then develop your complete treatment plan, including estimates about the length of time you’ll wear each aligner.
3. Once you approve your plan, your individualized set of aligners is produced and you’ll pick them up at our office.
4. Follow your plan carefully to get the very best results.
FAQ About Clear Aligners
What are the benefits of clear aligners over traditional braces?
Clear aligners don’t use metal, which can scratch and irritate gums and cheeks. It’s also easier to keep your teeth clean because you can simply remove the aligner to brush and floss. You also remove the aligner when you eat so there’s no need to avoid certain foods. There’s also aesthetic benefits to aligners. Plus, treatment can be much less expensive.
Who can use clear aligners?
Patients who have mild to moderate misalignment are good candidates for aligners. More severe cases may need traditional braces. Some people who have already had metal braces use aligners to maintain their straightened smile. Dr. Asha can discuss the best option for your situation. Generally, patients should have their full set of permanent teeth before using aligners.
If you are interested in straightening crooked teeth with clear aligners, schedule a consultation with Dr. Asha or contact us with any questions you have about your individual situation.