Do you have an orthodontic relapse? Are your crooked teeth impacting the look of your smile? Ask us about clear aligners.
Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces that use custom trays to shift teeth into straighter positions.
This cosmetic dental treatment can address crooked teeth, open bites, tooth gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Dr. Sheryl Jenicke is proud to provide clear aligners in her Cadillac, MI, office as an alternative to metal braces.
There are many brands to choose from when it comes to clear aligners, from ClearCorrect to Invisalign.
Dr. Jenicke will work with patients to find the right aligner treatment for their needs.
Clear Aligners Treatment in Cadillac, MI
During treatment, we will take digital scans using an intraoral scanner to capture the smile. The scanner creates a three-dimensional image of the smile that we can see from all angles. Digital software predicts how the teeth will move to create a straighter smile.
We will provide a series of aligners that patients switch out every two weeks as teeth shift. Throughout treatment, we will keep track of patients’ tooth movement. Some patients can benefit from attachments and elastics, which apply pressure to certain areas of the smile.
Once patients complete treatment, we recommend a retainer. Retainers ensure that the teeth stay straight and prevent orthodontic relapse. Patients with orthodontic relapse can have tooth gaps or crooked teeth if they do not wear their retainers.
Clear Aligners FAQs
Do you have questions about clear braces? Read answers to common questions about treatments with clear aligners:
What are the benefits of clear aligners?
Compared to traditional metal braces, clear aligners are minimally invasive. There are no metal wires or brackets required to move teeth during treatment.
With clear aligners, patients can eat and drink without restrictions against hard or crunchy foods. The clear aligners themselves are also less visible or noticeable than other orthodontic options.
How do I care for my clear aligners?
You can clean your aligners using a brush or mouthguard cleaner. Brush gently using non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, or soak your aligners in a mouthguard cleaner and warm water.
Never use hot water because you could warp your aligners. When you are not wearing your aligners,
What can I eat with clear aligners?
Clear aligners do not come with dietary restrictions because you can remove your aligners to eat. As long you remove your aligners, you can eat whatever you’d like.
How many hours should I wear my aligners?
We recommend that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Wearing the aligners for many hours at a time on a consistent basis ensures that the teeth move properly. Not wearing the aligners enough can impact the length of your treatment.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to straighten your smile? Are you looking for an alternative to metal braces?
Call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry for orthodontic treatment today at 231-389-6388. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with us online.
If you have any questions about treatment, please let us know! We’re here to help you get the dental care you need.