Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed about your smile? Most adults do not want to wear traditional metal orthodontic braces for adults for up to three years, if at all, and may not want porcelain veneers either.
Plano, TX dentist, Dr. Mark Sowell offers a safe cosmetic solution that will fit your adult lifestyle. Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ are two of the most popular types of clear aligners that fit snugly over upper and lower teeth to slowly straighten teeth in about nine to 18 months.
Clear Aligners vs Metal Braces
Discreet treatment – Using clear braces to correct your orthodontic issues is almost unnoticeable to anyone else. Metal braces, on the other hand, are very noticeable. Especially when food gets caught in the metal braces causing an embarrassing situation. With clear aligners, no one will even know you are wearing them.
No dietary restrictions – If you have to wear metal braces, there is a long list of foods you should avoid eating including food that is hard, chewy or crunchy. One of the greatest benefits of wearing clear braces is you can remove them to eat and you can eat whatever you want.
Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care – You can remove your invisible braces to brush your teeth and floss. With braces, once they go on, they remain in place for the length of the treatment which can last up to 5 years. often times, if not cared for properly, you may be left with enamel staining. Clear aligners eliminate the risk of tooth enamel staining caused by permanently attached metal brackets.
Comfortable – Metal braces are made of brackets that are bonded to your teeth with thin metal wires connecting them together. They are knowns to cause some discomfort and are hard to get used to. These parts protrude from the teeth and can puncture or scratch the inside of your mouth. Clear aligners are made from a mold of your mouth and teeth and sit comfortably against your teeth.
Special Offer For Invisalign & ClearCorrect Patients
Whiten While You Straighten Teeth
Choose Invisalign or ClearCorrect with Plano, TX dentist Dr. Mark Sowell and receive complimentary professional-grade teeth-whitening gel throughout the duration of your Invisalign/ClearCorrect treatment (value of $500).
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are a revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials and innovative thought. These virtually invisible braces look more like athletic mouth guards than braces on teeth. Unlike metal dental braces, Invisalign “braces” are removable for eating, brushing and flossing.
This makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene throughout orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit your teeth. You will be assigned a number of aligners to wear for approximately two weeks at a time to achieve the desired results. In most cases, Invisalign and ClearCorrect work more quickly than traditional braces and most patients complete their treatment in about 9 to 18 months.
Dr. Mark Sowell is a Plano, TX dentist certified in both Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatment. We offer both systems so that you can get the best treatment for your needs, goals and budget.