Are you unhappy with the natural placement of your teeth, but traditional metal braces are not the right choice for you? Consider aligners for orthodontics! These clear, removable pieces provide a more subtle approach to orthodontic care. Learn more during a consultation with us at Chestnut Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Wendy Willoughy DDS in Asheville, NC!
What Are Aligners for Orthodontics?
Aligners for orthodontics are orthodontic systems that look similar to mouth guards. These clear aligners are custom made for your teeth, and they serve as an alternative to traditional metal braces! They may be used to address a range of concerns, such as:
- Bite issues
- Misplaced midline
- Overcrowded teeth
- Teeth that are not straight
With the help of these orthodontic apparatuses, you may be able to achieve the straight smile you desire and receive a boost in confidence!
What Could I Expect from Life with Aligners?
When choosing aligners for orthodontics, this offers a different approach to orthodontic care than traditional metal braces. These aligners are easily removed to be cleaned and for when eating. It is important to practice good oral hygiene habits to promote the optimal health of your teeth.
Throughout the process, the aligners gradually encourage your teeth into place. As the aligners are custom made for your teeth, you will be given new aligners throughout the process as your teeth shift.
Results achieved with aligners for orthodontics will vary for each person. It is important to keep in mind the length of treatment will vary for each person, their needs, and the current position of their teeth or bite. However, aligners often require half the treatment time of traditional braces! The average length of treatment is approximately one year.
Could I Benefit from this Orthodontic System?
Aligners for orthodontics may be beneficial for most individuals who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their teeth. They may be used to reduce the presence of a bite issue, improve the natural positioning of teeth, or a similar concern. This orthodontic system may be particularly appealing for those who are seeking a more subtle approach to orthodontic care or an alternative to metal braces.
To determine if aligners are right for you, we recommend a consultation with us in Asheville. During your visit, our professionals will examine your mouth to check your teeth and bite. They will also check your jaw and mouth. This will all play into your plan for treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about your options for achieving a straighter smile? Contact us today at Chestnut Family Dentistry and schedule your consultation to learn more about aligners for orthodontics! Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS and her professional staff proudly serve you from Asheville, North Carolina. We are committed to helping you achieve the healthy, radiant smile you desire!