Millions of people suffer from some degree of dental misalignment. If you are among them, you may have considered getting braces — but perhaps you dislike the idea of having metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Fortunately, clear aligners in Burien are a viable alternative for most people. Continue reading below to discover how this remarkable treatment may be able to help you.
To get started, you should contact us to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Burien. Once we make sure that you are a candidate for the treatment, we will use advanced technology to design your aligners. After a laboratory fabricates them, you will wear each one for approximately two weeks, keeping it in your mouth for a minimum of 20 – 22 hours each day. After you work your way through all of your aligners, you should be the proud owner of a straighter, healthier smile.
Clear aligners are able to address most cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Some common issues that they can be used for include:
Crowded, overlapping teeth can trap food between them and interfere with your bite. Clear aligners, sometimes along with extractions, can help to ensure that every tooth has the space it needs to function properly.
Although gaps between teeth may seem like just an aesthetic issue, they can also cause bite problems and gum issues. Clear aligners may be able to reposition your teeth to eliminate those pesky extra spaces.
Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are some common types of malocclusion. Depending on how severe your bite problem is, clear aligners may be able to correct it. This is often accomplished with the help of orthodontic accessories.
Some outstanding benefits of clear aligners include:
The cost of your clear aligner treatment will depend on the severity of your dental misalignment and other factors. When you visit us for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a price estimate. We will also help you explore your payment options, such as financing and insurance.