It is never too late to get braces. Dr. Dandois has advanced training in orthodontics and offers quality solutions tailored to each patient’s individual needs and preferences. For adults who want straighter teeth without compromising their mature, professional image, Dr. Dandois may recommend clear braces with ClearCorrect or Invisalign in Carrollton. These options offer the same great results as conventional metal brackets -- but they do so practically invisibly. Keep reading to find out how ClearCorrect and Invisalign work and whether or not you are a great candidate for clear braces. We can’t wait to get started on your new, confident smile!
Both ClearCorrect and Invisalign work using comfortable, acrylic aligners to create beautiful smiles and improve oral health. The only real difference between the two is that Invisalign is a global company with a worldwide reach, while ClearCorrect is manufactured and located right here in Texas.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign aligners fit snugly over the teeth and exert gentle pressure to gradually close gaps between teeth, create more space to eliminate crowding, and to straighten out a misaligned bite. You will be instructed to remove your aligners to eat a meal or brush your teeth, then reinsert them to continue straightening. As long as you are wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, you can also take them out for important occasions like big meetings and presentations.
To create your series of trays with either treatment, Dr. Dandois will capture images of the teeth and jaw, as well as detailed dental impressions. Then, a special dental lab will manufacture your clear braces specifically for your smile. You will wear each pair of aligners for one to two weeks, depending on our recommendation, before moving on to the next set of aligners in the series. Dr. Dandois will regularly evaluate your progress during a routine checkup we will schedule every 6 weeks.
Treatment times with ClearCorrect and Invisalign are generally short and range from 6 to 18 months. In fact, many clear braces patients achieve their ideal smile in less than a year!
Seeking orthodontic treatment in adulthood does more than improve the appearance of your smile -- it can also benefit your oral and overall health. When your teeth line up the way they should, it is easier to brush and floss them to thoroughly remove plaque and food particles. Proper cleaning greatly reduces your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease throughout your time using Invisalign or ClearCorrect in Carrollton.
Your jaw health may also improve with orthodontic treatment. When the upper and lower jaw do not fit together properly, your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) receives undue stress every time you open and close your mouth. Over time, it really adds up -- and a clicking, popping, aching jaw may develop as a result.
Older, responsible teens and busy adults alike can benefit from clear braces. If you have gapped or crowded teeth or are dealing with overbite, underbite, or crossbite, you are likely a wonderful candidate for orthodontic treatment with either ClearCorrect or Invisalign.
You should be in good oral health before beginning with braces. We will schedule a checkup and cleaning so that you can start off your treatment with clean, healthy teeth.
If you are interested in finding out how getting orthodontic treatment as an adult can improve your smile and your health, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton. Dr. Dandois and his team provide excellent results with ClearCorrect and Invisalign! You are invited to contact us to schedule an appointment today.