Clear aligners are one of the most popular, convenient, and comfortable teeth straightening solutions for adults and teenagers. With proper orthodontic supervision, clear aligners can fix crooked, crowded, rotated, or gapped teeth.
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What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners gradually straighten teeth without any metal wires or brackets. During a treatment, an orthodontist will custom-make your clear aligners with virtually transparent, strong plastic that fits your mouth. By wearing these aligners for 20 hours a day, your teeth will gradually shift into place. The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the case and can range from as short as three weeks or as long as a year. Aligners straighten teeth in shorter amounts of time than traditional braces and they are far less noticeable.
Types of clear aligners offered at Hess Orthodontics
We are proud to offer both Invisalign® and AlignerLite clear aligner treatment at Hess Orthodontics. Both types of clear aligners are nearly invisible, removable, and effectively correct uneven and crooked smiles. with noticeable results within ten weeks.
Are clear aligners right for me?
Clear aligners are an excellent option for patients with mild or moderately crowded teeth. Patients with severe underbites, overbites, crossbites, or crowding problems may require a more involved treatment plan.
Invisible aligners are also the best option for adults and teenagers since their mouths are close to or done growing. Since a child’s teeth are still developing, they are not an ideal candidate for clear aligner treatment.
Deciding which orthodontic treatment option is best for you depends on several factors. The specialists at Hess Orthodontics will help you choose the best plan for you during your consultation.
Advantages of clear aligners
Traditional braces can often make teens feel insecure, and many adults would prefer to avoid them, especially if they work in highly visible careers that emphasize making favorable first impressions. Clear aligners provide the same orthodontic corrections as metal braces but are discrete so you can feel confident throughout your treatment.
Clear aligners can be removed at a moment’s notice for eating, impromptu photo sessions, or brushing their teeth. Having the option to remove aligners allows patients to enjoy all their favorite foods compared to traditional braces that make particular foods and snacks challenging.
The interconnected hardware of metal braces can often irritate gums and cause general discomfort. Clear aligners are smooth, so there are no metal wires or brackets that could cause oral pain.
Serving the West Coastal Florida area with award-winning clear aligners
Ready to achieve a more radiant smile? Schedule a complimentary smile assessment in one of our five convenient locations across Florida, including Riverview, Lithia, Apollo Beach, Parrish and Sarasota. Whether you’re looking for premium service from an Invisalign Diamond Plus orthodontist, or you’re looking for an economical alternative with AlignerLite, Hess Orthodontics has the expertise and mastery to help you achieve your most confident smile.
Book your consultation now to talk to one of our orthodontic professionals and learn more about clear aligner treatment options. Join the Hess Family today!