There are several cosmetic dentistry options when your teeth are chipped or discolored. For example, you could choose between tooth bonding or dental veneers. But those options won’t help if your teeth are crooked or out of alignment. People expect a smile to be full of straight teeth in an even line. When you have a tooth sticking out at even a slightly wrong angle, it’s really noticeable. That’s when people start wondering if you actually take care of your teeth, and if you don’t, how else do you not take care of yourself? Also, if the teeth are crooked, you may not be a candidate for veneers until after orthodontic correction.

Yes, a lot of times people take care of this problem when they’re teenagers. Braces and awkward teen years are linked for a good reason. But not everyone had orthodontics when they were younger. Even if you did, your teeth could have slid out of their proper places thanks to accidents, normal wear-and-tear, or when your wisdom teeth came in. Regardless of why, there’s no reason to wear metal braces for two or three years anymore. At our Port Charlotte, FL dental office, we can correct your misaligned teeth in the short term instead.

ClearCorrect For Adult Orthodontics

As an adult, you do not have the time or patience for the old metal braces and rubber bands routine. They take years to do the job, and in the meantime, you have to go to work and out with friends with metal on your teeth. Skip the wasted time and the embarrassment with ClearCorrect.

ClearCorrect aligners are a short-term orthodontic treatment that moves your teeth back to their proper places, just like traditional braces. But instead of metal and wires, ClearCorrect uses a series of clear plastic trays similar to mouthguards. You wear each tray for a couple of weeks, and then you put in a new one. They gently guide your teeth into their proper positions in as little as 12 months, sometimes even less.

Since the trays are made from clear plastic, they are nearly invisible when you are wearing them. That’s why they’re often called “clear braces.” That means almost no one will know that you’re using them unless you let them in on the secret. They are also much more comfortable than metal braces, as there are no wires or metal bits to catch on the inside of your mouth. But even with these benefits, ClearCorrect can align your teeth at least as well as traditional braces.

Health Benefits Of Orthodontics

Straight teeth is more than just a cosmetic dentistry issue. When your teeth are crooked, it is easier for food particles to get stuck around and in between your teeth. This can lead to plaque and even gum disease. Your teeth are also designed to fit together a certain way. If they can’t because your teeth are not in the right place, you could be at higher risk for jaw problems like TMJ disorder.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a straight, more beautiful smile. But there are health benefits as well. And with ClearCorrect, you can straighten your smile quickly and without embarrassment. If you are ready for your next appointment, or if you have any questions about our orthodontic treatment, call us today at 941-625-7877 or use our convenient online form.