Many patients with misaligned smiles are curious about how they can achieve a straighter smile. Those with minor imperfections, such as gaps between the front teeth or a single, turned tooth, can use porcelain veneers or composite resin bonding to disguise these imperfections. However, patients that need significant improvements, including bite alignment, may be told that orthodontic treatment is their only choice.
Fortunately, at Mark H. Wright, DDS, orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to mean metal brackets and wires glued to the teeth. Instead, Dr. Mark H. Wright of Colorado Springs, Colorado, encourages patients to ask about the benefits of clear aligner therapy as an alternative solution.
Patients can achieve the smile they’ve always wanted in a more discreet and cosmetic way with clear aligner therapy. Instead of having brackets glued to the front of the teeth and connected with alignment wires, patients have a series of aligner trays made of clear plastic using digital impressions of the dental arch. This series of trays guides patients through their treatment process from start to finish.
Each tray is used for two weeks, worn for at least 20 hours each day, and is removed for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. Then, when the 14 days are up, patients switch to the next tray in the series. This allows patients to gradually reposition their teeth without the embarrassment of metal appliances often associated with orthodontic treatments.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, area patients interested in orthodontic treatment “near me” that does not require the use of metal appliances on teeth are encouraged to take time to learn about the advantages of alternative treatments such as clear aligner therapy.
If you live in or around the community, we welcome you to book an appointment with our providers to determine if you are a proper candidate.
The office can be reached at (719) 624-4122 to request an appointment. Call today to take charge of your smile and achieve alignment that transforms your appearance!