Frequently asked questions about clear aligner therapy
Dr. Yasi Sabour of The Dental Studio works with patients in the Flower Mound, Texas area who have questions about treatments designed to improve the smile’s alignment. One treatment called clear aligner therapy continues to grow in popularity because of its many benefits–and its discreet method of realigning the teeth. Below are some of the more commonly asked dental questions seen by our team:
What is clear aligner therapy?
Dr. Sabour describes invisible braces treatment as a way to straighten teeth and improve the patient’s bite without using traditional metal brackets or wires. This unique system uses customized, clear aligners that are virtually invisible when worn. The aligners are comfortable and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
How do transparent teeth braces work?
Clear aligner therapy works by gently shifting each tooth into its desired position through a series of custom-made aligners. Each set of aligners, or individual trays, is worn for about 14 days before being changed for the next step in the process. As patients move from one step to the next, their smile gradually improves as more teeth are moved into optimal alignment.
Is this teeth straightening option painful?
Clear aligner therapy is designed to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Many patients report barely noticing the aligners when in place, and any slight discomfort associated with shifting teeth usually resolves quickly.
How long does treatment take?
The length of this treatment varies from patient to patient, depending greatly on the severity of their case, but most of our patients complete their clear aligner course within a year or less. During your consultation visit with our team at The Dental Studio, we can provide a more accurate timeline for each individual’s unique situation.
What happens after treatment?
Once treatment is completed and the final results have been achieved, patients will need to wear retainers so that their teeth remain in proper alignment. The retainers are similar to the aligner trays and fit snugly over the dental arch. Most patients can wear the retainers while they sleep at night to keep their smile looking beautiful!
Am I a candidate for this teeth-straightening solution?
The best way to determine if the clear aligner therapy is right for you is to request an appointment at The Dental Studio in Flower Mound, TX. Call (214) 393-6835 today and take time to find out if clear aligner therapy is the best way to restore the alignment of your teeth for a more attractive smile!