If you think that orthodontic treatment means wearing braces for two or three years, then we have good news for you. You can come to the office of Tab A. Boyle, DDS, to find out how you could have a straighter smile in about one year. We offer two kinds of short-term orthodontics at our office.
If you are interested fixing misaligned teeth without using brackets or wires, then now is the right time for you to contact our dentist office in Lancaster, CA, to make an appointment. Find out what our “clear braces” can do for your smile.
The first step toward your new smile is a consultation with Dr. Boyle. Either of our short-term orthodontic options can be used to fix a variety of alignment issues, such as:
▪︎ Crooked or crowded teeth
▪︎ Teeth with gaps between them
▪︎ Overbites or underbites
▪︎ Open bites
As part of the evaluation, Dr. Boyle may take X-rays. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign or ClearCorrect, then we will make impressions of your teeth.
These impressions will be used to design a series of plastic aligners just for your teeth. By wearing them as directly, your teeth will be gently pushed a little bit at a time. After a year or so, you could have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
A More Comfortable Alternative To Brackets And Wires
Do braces work? Yes, they sure do. That’s why many practices continue to use them in spite of the drawbacks.
When you have brackets placed on your teeth and the wire run through them, you feel it. And every time you have your braces adjusted, you feel that, too.
That’s how braces work to keep your teeth moving.
With the Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligners you can get from Dr. Boyle’s office, you would have to fool with brackets or wires. The aligners are like mouthguards that slide over your teeth.
You will feel a little pressure when you put in the aligners for the first time and when you put in a new aligner. Yet, it’s not quite the same as having someone tighten a wire on your teeth.
The aligners themselves are smooth, which is another way they can feel more comfortable in your mouth. You won’t have scratchy metal brackets rubbing on the inside of your mouth. You won’t have to worry about a wire breaking and poking you in the lips, cheeks, or gums, either.
A More Discreet Orthodontic Option
Many people would like to try orthodontic treatment, but they find braces too in your face, in a manner of speaking. When you have brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth, you may not convey the professional appearance you would like at work.
You also may not want to call attention to your orthodontic care in social situations, either.
This is where Dr. Boyle’s orthodontic options can come in particularly handy.
The aligners for both Invisalign and ClearCorrect are clear, as in transparent, as in virtually invisible when they are placed on your teeth.
They blend in so well that most people won’t even realize that you have the aligners on. So, you can feel free to talk to a client or a co-worker or to pose for a “selfie” without worrying that your orthodontic treatment will be a distraction.
A More Convenient Way To Straighten Your Teeth
With braces, you do know you will get a good result in the end. Along the way, however, you will have to make some changes.
For starters, you will need to cut certain foods out of your diet. Pretzels and popcorn can cause wires to bend or break and brackets to come loose. Chewy foods can get stuck in your braces or between your braces and teeth.
And keeping your braces clean will be a top priority. You may need to get special tools and learn new brushing and flossing techniques to keep your braces free from food particles.
You will still want to keep your teeth clean if you come to Dr. Boyle’s office for your orthodontic treatment, but it will be simpler with Invisalign or ClearCorrect.
You can keep eating the food you want to eat since you removed your aligners for meals and snacks. Keeping your smile clean means doing what you already should do, brushing and flossing your teeth.
A Simpler Way To Straighter Teeth
Your life is complicated already. Make your orthodontic care simpler by making an appointment at our dentist office if you live in or near Lancaster, CA.