If you want the benefits of braces without having to experience the look of braces, clear braces might be right for you. Clear braces can straighten your teeth beautifully while keeping your smile, rather than having the treatment be the primary focus. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale clear braces expert, can help you decide if clear braces are right for you.
Clear braces use clear trays that look much like mouth guards. These slip right over your teeth and should fit close to your natural smile line, but may feel just a little “off” when you first start wearing them. The discrepancy is necessary to put pressure against your teeth at specific points to move them according to the treatment plan that Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in clear braces in Glendale, will create at the beginning of your treatment.
Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale clear braces expert, will start with a series of images. We will take X-rays, photographs and other records at your consultation to create a 3D model of your teeth and bone structures. This 3D model is carefully manipulated until we have adjusted the position of each tooth over the course of treatment. The movements are mapped and recorded, and the trays are made based on these movements. Each tray will move specific teeth, and every few weeks, you will be just a bit closer to your goal: a straighter, healthier smile.
Candidates for clear braces include just about anyone with teeth that are free of untreated decay or gum disease, that are crooked, gapped, or improperly aligned. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in clear braces in Glendale, can help you decide if they are right for you. During your treatment, you can remove your trays to brush and floss your teeth and to eat and drink during meals. You will change your trays according to a predetermined schedule. Periodic checkups will be needed to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes to your treatment plan.
Call us today to learn more about clear braces or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, our orthodontist in Glendale.