Get The Right Braces For Your Lifestyle
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve a person’s smile and oral health. Sometimes you have to go to a different dental office to get these services.
Clearwater Dental Associates in Clearwater, FL, offers you orthodontic care at the same office that is familiar with your dental needs.
Why Would I Need Braces?
Braces are not just done for cosmetic reasons. Yes, a better smile is a bonus from the treatment, but we also recommend braces because it is harder to keep crooked teeth clean. This causes your mouth to be at greater risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Braces also correct overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position, and some disorders of the jaw joints. If left untreated, these problems can result in headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems.
What Are My Choices?
When most people think of dental braces, they picture a mouthful of metal. Many people put off getting braces because of this. The good news is that there are some great new technologies out there that can give you a beautiful and healthy smile in a practically invisible way! Two of the most cosmetically pleasing and practically invisible braces choices Clearwater Dental Associates can offer you are Invisalign® and Incognito Braces.
Invisalign is a revolution in orthodontics. Invisalign straightens teeth using clear aligners. The comfortable, customized aligners gradually shift your teeth into the correct positions. In other words, Invisalign offers the best of both worlds: comfortable, efficient straightening that is essentially invisible.
Invisalign is a series of aligners, or clear retainers. They are worn in two-week increments. When you replace one aligner with another, your teeth will gradually move. You’ll come see us, on average, about every six weeks so we can check on your progress and make any adjustments needed.
Another great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. You can take them out to brush your teeth or attend a special event. As part of the Invisalign treatment, we will take a picture each time you come in, so you’ll be able to see how your smile has changedt.
If you don’t want to spend two years in uncomfortable and obvious metal braces, we can offer you another alternative: Incognito Braces. This is one of the newest pieces of dental technology. It’s invisible, comfortable, and and will give you great results.
Unlike traditional braces, Incognito Braces are placed on the back of your teeth and can’t be easily seen. Incognito Braces sit comfortably and won’t poke or irritate your tongue because they are designed from an actual impression of your teeth.
The convenience and appearance of Incognito Braces doesn’t mean they’re any less effective. They deliver the same results as traditional braces, but people will hardly know you’re wearing them.
Since Incognito brackets are placed on the back of the teeth, they are not visible from the front. Because Incognito braces are customized for your mouth, your teeth are used to make an impression. A laboratory uses computerized technology to create the metal brackets to fit onto the back of each tooth. We cement these brackets into place and you’re on your way to a beautiful smile!
Incognito braces are suitable for all age groups who want to correct their tooth position.
Why Choose Invisalign or Incognito Braces?
If you’ve waited to take care of issues with your smile until you’re an adult, you might be reluctant to wear metal braces. Dental technology has advanced to the point that you can straighten your teeth without anyone even noticing. Invisalign and Incognito Braces means you can go about your daily routine without feeling self-conscious.
Come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign or Incognito Braces. Call Clearwater Dental Associates at 727-373-6628 or use our online form to contact us. We want to give you that healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.