If you want a more discreet treatment than traditional braces, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman can provide you with clear aligners. These nearly invisible plastic aligners can help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile without hiding the natural appearance of your teeth behind brackets and wires. Call Orthocare Systems Orthodontics at 314-739-8888 to learn more about clear aligners in St. Louis, Missouri, and to schedule your consultation with our orthodontist.
Rather than using metal brackets and wires to reposition your misaligned teeth, clear aligners rely on a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners. Each set of aligners is carefully crafted to make small changes to the alignment of your teeth, gradually and gently guiding them into their correct positions. You will need to switch out your aligners for a new set approximately every 2 weeks, and visit our orthodontist regularly to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Clear aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues normally treated by braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaped and spaced teeth
- Malocclusion, or bite problems (overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, etc.)
During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. Clear aligners are an excellent choice for patients who want a less obvious orthodontic treatment. They are especially popular with adults and teenagers. Additionally, clear aligners are very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. Your aligners are removable, making it easy to take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
We recommend that you clean your aligners regularly. Because they are made of clear plastic, dirty aligners can make your teeth look gray, stained, or discolored if not cleaned often.
For more information on clear aligners and to schedule your consultation, please call our office today.