A mouth full of metal is likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of braces. For decades, traditional metal braces were the go-to treatment for patients who wanted to resolve crooked teeth and bite issues.
Braces work to straighten and align the teeth through a series of incremental tightening of the metal adhered to your teeth. Braces are attached to a patient’s mouth using dental bonding agents making eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing a challenge over the course of your treatment.
Invisalign is the most recognizable brand when it comes to clear aligners since they have been available since 1997. Clear plastic aligners gradually move teeth into their optimal positions. Due to the fact that clear aligners are a computerized treatment, you will be able to preview your desired results before you begin treatment. You’ll also have a better idea of how long your treatment will take.
In addition to Invisalign, Dr. Amin Samadian is also pleased to offer other brands of 3D-printed clear aligners such as SureSmile and ClearCorrect. Dr. Amin Samadian can create a 3D model of your teeth using the 3D bite scan in his office. This technology allows Dr. Samadian to create a highly customized treatment plan for your unique smile goals. The 3D bite scar eliminated the need for dental impressions to be taken, leading to a more comfortable experience throughout.
Clear aligners differ from traditional metal braces because they can be removed for cleaning teeth and enjoying meals. As long as they are in the mouth for at least 22 hours each day, they can work effectively and deliver incredible results. Just like metal braces, clear aligners can resolve crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, and other minor or major orthodontic concerns.
Dr. Samadian has in-house 3D printing technology and advanced digital scanners so that he can pinpoint the perfect treatment and aligners for your desired results. While the 3D printing and scanners are great tools for improving your smile, Dr. Samadian’s technique is what will really transform your smile for the better.