About Teeth Aligners
Some adults didn't need or weren't able to get braces as a child, but they may still have some spacing or crowding issues that prevent them from having a straight, attractive smile. Invisible teeth aligners are custom made covers for the teeth manufactured with clear plastic or acrylic material that gently alters teeth into their proper position. Using a series of aligners over 1 - 2 years, clear teeth aligners can correct mild to moderate crowded teeth and spacing problems for straighter, healthier teeth. This type of orthodontics are somewhat preferred by patients over traditional metal braces since they are hardly noticed and can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Forest Park in Forest Park, IL can go over teeth straightening options, such as clear teeth aligners during regular dental exams.
What to Expect
Every set of clear aligners are custom made depending on the patient's current teeth position. Each set of aligners are created based on digital X-rays, physical impressions, and photos. The individual will start off with several sets of aligners at their orthodontic visit and our dentists will evaluate that the first set fits properly so that adjustments can be made. Our patients should wear the trays as often as possible. The aligners should be taken out for eating and brushing. After several weeks, new aligners will be given during a short appointment at DentalWorks - Forest Park.
The amount of time that a patient wears each set of aligners will change based on the specific needs of each person. The number of trays needed is normally discussed by our dentists during the consultation. The trays will be worn consistently until the teeth are in proper alignment. A complete exam at DentalWorks - Forest Park will be provided at each appointment so that the progress can be measured. Our dentists will provide feedback to patients so they are kept informed of the ongoing progression. Once the teeth are straight, a retainer will be placed on the teeth for lasting results.
Based upon the patient's dental insurance benefits, all or some of the clear teeth aligners may be covered. Our team at DentalWorks - Forest Park will talk to the patient's dental insurance provider to validate their benefits and give a better estimate of the patient's out-of-pocket fees. Dental clients who do not have dental insurance for teeth straightening treatment, may consider DentalWorks - Forest Park's various payment considerations.
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Straighten Up Fast
Adults and teens in the Forest Park, IL area who desire teeth straightening may be great candidates for clear teeth aligners at DentalWorks - Forest Park. Offered to patients with crowded, poorly spaced teeth, clear aligners from DentalWorks - Forest Park can gently correct these issues. In addition, patients no longer have to worry with the look and feel of wires and brackets. Talk with our dentists and learn more for straighter teeth.