Consider clear aligners as an alternative to conventional braces
Fairlawn, Ohio, area patients considering orthodontic work may find that with clear aligner trays, the same results can be achieved without wearing metal braces. Dr. Sima Chegini can evaluate patients and help them understand how to improve their smiles with this alternative. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions about this treatment solution.
What are clear aligner braces?
Clear aligner braces are a type of dental orthodontia that is nearly invisible when worn. They are made from a transparent, plastic material custom-fitted to your teeth. Clear aligner braces work by gently moving your teeth into place over time. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces and are available with Dr. Sima Chegini of Fairlawn, Ohio’s Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
How do they work?
Clear aligner braces work by gradually moving your teeth into alignment. The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Chegini. Digital scans of your teeth will be taken during the consultation to create a custom-fit aligner tray series. The trays are worn for a set amount of time each day (usually around 20-22 hours) and will need to be replaced every two weeks with the next tray in the series.
When should I get them?
Clear aligner braces are typically recommended for patients 11 years of age and older.
What can they help with?
Clear aligner tray therapy can help correct a range of dental problems such as overcrowded and rotated teeth, overbites, crossbites, and generalized gaps or spaces between teeth. They can also help to improve your overall oral health by reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease since trays are removed for brushing and flossing.
How long will I need to wear them?
The length of time you will need to wear clear aligner braces will depend on the severity of your dental problem. In most cases, treatment will last between 9 and 18 months.
What are the benefits?
- They are nearly invisible when worn.
- They are comfortable to wear.
- They can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth.
- They do not require any special care or cleaning.
- They can be worn without interfering with speech for most patients.
How do I learn more?
Dr. Sima Chegini of Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can assist Fairlawn, OH area patients with determining if they are a good candidate for clear aligner trays as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Call (330) 593-2500 to request an appointment at 2640 West Market Street, Suite #302.