Invisible braces provide a discreet and effective way to treat alignment problems, such as crooked or crowded teeth. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, dentists Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team use invisible braces to help adults achieve beautiful, healthy, and symmetrical smiles. Call the office today to request an invisible braces consultation or book online.
Invisible braces are a type of orthodontic treatment. They use ceramic (tooth-colored) brackets and frosted archwires to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon, the dentists use invisible braces to correct various alignment problems, including:
Invisible braces can also fix bite problems, including underbites, open bites, and cross bites.
Your Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon provider reviews your dental records and completes an oral exam before recommending invisible braces. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, your provider treats those issues first. That’s because braces on unhealthy teeth increase the risk of more serious problems.
If your Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon provider determines that you qualify for invisible braces, they bond a series of clear (ceramic) brackets to the surfaces of your teeth. After placing the brackets, your provider runs a frosted archwire through them. Then, they add clear rubber bands to hold the archwires in place.
Placing clear braces typically takes about two hours. After the appointment, you can immediately return to work and other routine activities.
Invisible braces are safe and typically well-tolerated. After placement, it’s normal to experience mild soreness and discomfort. Your mouth should adjust within a week or two, but you can take over-the-counter pain medication to relieve your symptoms in the meantime.
Invisible braces are tough and durable, but clear brackets are more fragile than traditional metal ones. Always wear a mouthguard if you play sports or do other physically demanding activities.
In addition, follow the dietary restrictions prescribed by your orthodontist, like avoiding hard, crunchy, or sticky foods.
The time that orthodontic treatment with clear braces takes depends on the alignment problems treated and your commitment to your provider’s plan.
Most people have a straighter and more symmetrical smile within 12-18 months,* but it may take longer. Attend each of your checkups and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.
Call Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon to learn more about invisible braces, or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.