Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional methods of orthodontic treatment, such as metal braces. They use clear, plastic “aligners” that look sort of like a mouth guard or a retainer. Over time, these aligners exert pressure on your teeth, correcting problems with your bite and the position of your teeth.
If you’re interested in orthodontics in Saukville, but you’d like to avoid wearing braces, clear aligners from Dr. Neal Rosenberg may be right for you. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and see if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners.
Clear aligners are completely removable, which makes it easier to eat your favorite foods and care for your teeth during treatment.
First, you’ll need to visit our Saukville dentist for a consultation at Sauk Trail Dental. He will determine if you’re a good candidate for aligners. If you are, he will take impressions and images of your teeth and begin creating your treatment plan.
Dr. Rosenberg will work with our treatment partners to develop your clear aligner treatment plan. In a few weeks, you’ll come back to pick up your first several sets of aligners, and you’ll get instructions on how to wear them from Dr. Rosenberg.
Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks for about 20-22 hours per day. Every 4-6 weeks, you will come back to our office for a checkup. Dr. Rosenberg will check your progress and give you the next few sets of clear aligners that you’ll need.
Typically, treatment with clear aligners takes about a year. Once your treatment is over, you’ll come in for one last appointment, and get a set of retainers that you’ll wear at night. These will prevent your teeth from moving after your clear aligner treatment concludes.
Unlike braces, clear aligners are totally invisible when worn, and they don’t affect your speech, either. This makes them particularly popular among older adults who may want to avoid traditional braces.
Overall, clear aligners tend to have faster results than braces. The typical treatment time is about a year, though this can vary based on your specific case and the amount of correction that’s needed for your smile and bite.
Clear aligners do not have any sharp metal parts, and they also exert more even, gentle pressure on your teeth when they're moving, which makes them more comfortable than braces.
Since they’re removable, there are no dietary restrictions with clear aligners, unlike with braces. You can continue eating your favorite foods. You can also remove your aligners to brush and floss, which makes it easier to keep up your oral hygiene during treatment.
In some cases, clear aligners can provide faster results than traditional braces.
If your mouth is healthy but you have minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues like crooked teeth or bite problems, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners in Saukville, WI. The best way to find out is to contact Sauk Trail Dental for an cosmetic consultation with Dr. Neal Rosenberg.
Dental work, like crowns, bridges and veneers, cannot be whitened.