Your smile is a window into your personality. But if your window is blocked by crooked or misaligned teeth, it can give others the wrong idea about who you are. If you’re one of the few lucky people who are born with perfectly straight teeth, you have nothing to worry about! But, if you’re like the rest of us, odds are you have at least a few crooked teeth that you’d like to fix.
But straightening your teeth means chunky, ugly, metal braces, right? Nope! With today’s technology, dentists and orthodontists have a new way to give you the smile you want without dealing with the self-consciousness of having metal braces. That solution is clear aligners.
Have you ever heard of Invisalign®? That’s a clear aligner. What about ClearCorrect? That’s a clear aligner, too. Each brand of clear aligners may offer unique benefits, but every clear aligner treatment has the same concept: move your teeth to be where they should by using a series of nearly invisible alignment trays. In other words, Dr. Martin Trockel or Dr. Sherry Stevens start your treatment by using a scanner to create a digital copy of your smile. Pretty cool, right? This digital smile of yours is then used to make a completely personalized series of alignment trays. Each set is made to gently move your teeth into place until – wait for it – you have the straight smile you want!
So, what’s your part in all of this? All you need to do is simply wear your aligners, much like you would wear a retainer. Because the aligners are made to fit your unique smile, it’s sure to be the most comfortable dental appliance you’ll ever wear. The aligners are also made with a durable, clear plastic, which means that once you slip your aligners in, you can still go to school and work, and have a social life without looking any different (well, besides the fact that your smile is becoming straighter). In fact, your friends and peers may not even notice that you’re wearing aligners unless you tell them!
If you’ve got a few teeth or an entire smile that you want to straighten out, now is the time! At Spartan Family Dentistry, we use a variety of clear aligners, including Invisalign® to treat both teens and adults. During your first visit, one of our talented, all-knowing dentists will review your concerns and goals to decide which treatment is best for you and how long you’ll have to wear your aligners. And just like that, you’re on your way to a better smile and a better you!
Want to get started on your journey to a straighter smile? Call our Bixby family dentistry practice at 918-366-3777 and set up your appointment to get your own set of clear aligners in Bixby, Oklahoma!