Perhaps you never had the opportunity to wear braces as a child or teenager even though you could have benefitted from orthodontic treatment. Now that you’re older, you may have assumed that the window of opportunity to straighten your teeth and improve your oral health has closed. After all, not too many adults want to sport a mouth full of metal for approximately two years.
Chloe Dental has good news for you. We offer clear aligners in Katy, TX with all the benefits of traditional wire braces but with much greater flexibility. You can achieve the smile you have always wanted after all.
What Are Clear Aligners?
As the name suggests, clear aligners are see-through retainer-like devices made from durable and flexible plastic. Once you decide to pursue orthodontic treatment with Chole Dental, the first thing we do is take impressions of each row of teeth to fit you for your first set of clear aligners in Katy, TX. The aligners apply pressure to your teeth to shift into the desired position just as typical braces do.
You receive a set of progressively strong aligners to last the duration of your treatment at your first appointment for a fitting. Some people are done with treatment in as little as 12 months, although the average is closer to 24 months. About once every two weeks, you discard your current pair of aligners for the next one in the set.
Why Many Patients Prefer Clear Aligners to Metal Braces
Since we create your aligners from clear materials, others cannot tell you are wearing them unless they are physically close to you. You can also remove them as desired, but you should plan to wear them at least 22 hours a day for the best and most timely results. Please contact Chloe Dental at your convenience to learn more or request a consultation.