If you are uncomfortable with your smile due to crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth but would like to avoid wearing traditional braces, clear aligners from Dr. David Sisneros at Rocky Mountain Dental Co. may be right for you. Learn more about clear aligners in Pueblo below, or contact us now to schedule your consultation.
Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional dental braces, and they’re offered by a wide variety of different companies like ClearCorrect, Invisalign, 3M, and others. While there are some minor differences between each type, clear aligners all do the same basic thing.
Clear aligners look similar to a retainer or a night guard, and they are designed to shift the position of your teeth slightly, improving your overall alignment and correcting issues like gaps in your smile, crowded teeth, and crooked teeth.
With clear aligners, you can correct your smile and feel more confident throughout your orthodontic treatment, since you won’t have to wear bulky metal braces.
First, you’ll come to Rocky Mountain Dental Co. to get a consultation with Dr. David Sisneros, who will determine if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners. If you’re approved, he will start developing your clear aligner treatment plan right away.
Then, you’ll come back in a few weeks to pick up your aligners, and instructions on how to use them. You will need to wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours per day. This is very important. Not wearing your aligners properly can delay your treatment significantly, and cause other complications.
Typically, you will wear each set of aligners for 2 weeks, and then you’ll switch to a new set of aligners. You’ll also visit Dr. Sisneros at Rocky Mountain Dental Co. every 4-6 weeks for a quick checkup and to get your next few sets of aligners. This same basic process will continue until your treatment is completed.
To get clear aligners, your mouth must be healthy and free of any serious oral diseases like tooth decay, gum disease, and infected teeth. If you do have any oral health issues, they must be resolved before treatment begins.
In addition, clear aligners are only usually recommended for mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues. If you have very significant issues with your bite or the alignment of your teeth, metal braces still may be a better option, as they are more versatile and better-suited for difficult orthodontic problems.