Orthodontics in Birmingham AL
A beautiful, confident smile is a joy to see! Society today values a beautiful smile more than ever, especially with all of the modern dentistry options available. Having a properly aligned smile is an asset both socially and improves your confidence in your appearance.
Straight teeth can also help you achieve better oral health by eliminating overlapping that can make your teeth more susceptible to decay. A properly aligned smile makes them easier to restore in the event that you need fillings, crowns, or veneers.
For many patients who want a straight healthy smile, traditional orthodontics may seem cumbersome and like too much of an invasion on your day-to-day appearance. For patients wanting a more discreet option for orthodontic treatment, Dr. Aaron Cook has introduced Invisalign and ClearCorrect in our Birmingham, AL dental office.
How Do Invisalign and ClearCorrect Work?
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect use the technology of BPA-free clear, plastic aligner trays that gradually move your teeth into better, more esthetic alignment. We start by taking an impression of your teeth and planning your treatment. Next, we will send your information to either the Invisalign lab or the ClearCorrect lab to create your first series of aligner trays.
Here are some things to remember when using clear aligner trays:
- Keep them out of hot cars
- Wash them with lukewarm water
- Be sure to wear them most of the day (about 22 hours)
- Change to the next set in the series as advised (about every 2-3 weeks)
We will schedule regular follow-up appointments to make sure your treatment is on schedule and that you are responding well. We can make any adjustments to your treatment necessary, which is why these appointments are essential!
Benefits of Invisalign and ClearCorrect
Here are some benefits of using either Invisalign or ClearCorrect to straighten your teeth:
- Removable trays – You can take them out to eat and clean your teeth.
- Comfort – Avoid sharp edges and enjoy greater comfort.
- Invisible – No one will notice you are wearing your aligners.
- Food-free – Avoid worries about having food stuck in your brackets.
- Low-force pressure – Aligners use constant low-force pressure to move your teeth.
Patients who opt for Invisalign or ClearCorrect appreciate the convenient treatment and often tell us they wish they had treatment sooner.
What is the Difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
Both treatments work in a similar way. Invisalign has been around for longer and is globally recognized for orthodontic treatment. ClearCorrect is a newer company and its aligners are made in the United States.
Contact Us to Learn More about Orthodontic Treatment
If you want to learn about Invisalign and ClearCorrect, give us a call! We can schedule a consultation to answer your questions so you can make a great decision regarding your oral health!