Some patients are not convinced of wearing braces because of the tendency of such corrective dental appliances to be visually distracting. An alternative for dental braces would be ClearCorrect, the unobtrusive way to align your teeth. The Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA. can make prescriptions for these invisible looking aligners, as an option for the management and treatment of several dental issues related to the shape, spacing, and arrangement of your teeth.
Customized for Your Comfort and Protection
The ClearCorrect laboratory makes each transparent aligner based strictly on the findings and recommendations of your dentist. They are customized for your comfortable wear, and they protect your teeth properly because each aligner is fitted according to your level of progress while having your teeth straightened.
The Process of Getting Your Teeth Straightened
Made of transparent material that is hard enough to make your teeth conform to the desired shape, space, and arrangement, but comfortable enough not to make you feel uneasy or burdened, these aligners are used for treatments that may last anywhere from a few months to a few years.
The length of treatment depends on the level of misalignment of your teeth during your first consultation. Initially, your dentist will examine your oral cavity and pay close attention to the tooth or teeth that need corrective action. Photographs and x-rays of your teeth will be taken to serve as reference points, specifically about the spacing of your teeth.
Next, the laboratory will create aligners that are personalized to your existing need. Each aligner will apply the required pressure on the tooth or teeth identified by your dentist as needing correction.
The aligners are expected to be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day. The extra two hours are for eating, cleaning, and doing other activities. During this period, you are expected to remove your aligners temporarily.
Your dentist will check your progress every two weeks, and prescribe new aligners that are adjusted to the new, tighter spaces of your teeth. This process will be repeated until your teeth have reached their ideal alignment. Your treatment will then be complete.
Your dentist can tell you if ClearCorrect is the best option for your dental alignment concerns. To schedule your appointment, please call (707) 257-2400. Our office address is located at 2119 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.