Orthodontics, or the science of repositioning teeth, offers many benefits for adult patients. In addition to enhancing the aesthetics of a smile, straight teeth can improve your oral health and your overall quality of life. Because they’re easier to clean and maintain, straight teeth often experience less decay. Additionally, patients who have had their bites aligned properly with orthodontics frequently notice reduced or eliminated headaches and facial pain.
No more metal wires and brackets
If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth, but dislike the hassle or appearance of metal braces, then Dr. Castaneda has a solution for you. Clear braces quickly straighten teeth without metal, wires, or brackets. At Aesthetika Dental Center, we offer Invisalign and Clear Correct to our valued patients in San Francisco. Orthodontics without braces like Invisalign or Clear Correct utilizes clear, custom-molded acrylic trays that slide over the top and/or bottom teeth. Dr. Castaneda designs the aligners in tandem with the aligner company to gradually shift the teeth into their optimal position. You’ll wear a new set of aligners about every two or three weeks, until you’ve used all the aligners in your series. The length of treatment is individual and can take from 2 to 24 months, depending on how much tooth movement is desired.
Removable, Comfortable, and Convenient
Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that clear braces are flexible enough to let you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign or Clear Correct, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause. With Invisalign and Clear Correct, the aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!
Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready.