A Simple And Aesthetic Alternative To Braces
Here at Holmes & Palmer Orthodontics we offer clear aligners, an effective, low-profile alternative to traditional braces. We’ve found that some of our patients greatly appreciate this orthodontic option over traditional braces.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Using gradual force, clear aligners gently move teeth into alignment without the use of metal wires or brackets. Clear aligners are made with very strong plastic material that is fabricated specifically to fit the patient’s teeth. As treatment progresses, the patient switches through a series of aligners, each one bringing the teeth closer to their correct alignment. It is recommended that the patient wear the aligners for twenty hours each day. New aligners are switched out approximately every two weeks.
What Are The Advantages Of Clear Aligners?
For our patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal bracket braces or for patients who have had braces but want to make minor corrections to their smile, clear aligners are a fantastic option. They’re extremely simple to keep clean, which makes it easier to maintain healthy gums and teeth. They are less likely to irritate gums and cheeks. They prevent wear and tear on your teeth from tooth grinding. They are also removable, which allows the patient to brush and floss after each meal with ease.
If you are interested in clear aligners, give us a quick call to discuss. Call Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or send us an email.