What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a cosmetic dental treatment that can improve your bite and reposition teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Orthodontics can straighten your teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing and easier to keep clean.
Which orthodontics services are available?
Traditional orthodontics treatment includes metal brackets and wires that slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment over time. Clear braces are clear or tooth-colored instead of silver, but still consist of brackets and wires.
Palmetto Family Dental offers ClearCorrect orthodontics treatment using a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the top of your teeth. The aligners move teeth into proper alignment to create the beautiful smile you desire.
Which orthodontic treatment is right for me?
To determine which orthodontic treatment best matches your needs, your Palmetto Family Dental provider reviews your dental history and examines your teeth and gums. They also use dental X-rays to determine which treatment is right for you, and can refer out to an orthodontist for complex cases.
What happens during orthodontic treatment?
The first step of ClearCorrect treatment at Palmetto Family Dental is to map out a plan using digital technology, to display what your step-by-step transformation will look like. These digital scans allow a dental lab to create custom aligners that fit perfectly over your natural teeth.
When your aligners are ready, you can begin wearing them day and night to straighten your teeth. Take the aligners out when you eat and brush your teeth, and switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks or as directed by your provider. Typical ClearCorrect treatments last about one to two years.
How should I care for my aligners?
Keep your aligners clean to prevent staining and reduce bacteria and plaque buildup. Clean them using a special cleaning system available online or through Palmetto Family Dental. You can also brush aligners with toothpaste and a toothbrush. Rinse them in warm water, but don’t use hot water.
What should I expect after treatment with ClearCorrect?
After ClearCorrect treatment at Palmetto Family Dental, your provider might recommend you wear a retainer to keep your teeth in proper alignment and prevent shifting. They may encourage you to wear the retainer during certain times of the day or while you sleep.
Don’t let crooked or misaligned teeth ruin your bite or beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with Palmetto Family Dental by phone or online to find out which orthodontic treatment is right for you.