Believe it or not, there are some people that would rather live with crooked teeth than get traditional metal braces. Whether it is because of the uncomfortable bother of brackets and wires on your teeth, or the self-conscious factor about the way they look, Patients have been wishing for a more aesthetically pleasing alternative for decades. Well, now it has arrived in the form of clear aligners.
Actually it arrived in the late 1990s, but it has taken the orthodontics industry by storm. In fact, it is a major leap forward in dental appliances that has been a long time coming. First on the market, and by far the most popular brand of clear aligners is Invisalign®. Invented by a man named Zia Chishti after undergoing adult orthodontic treatment himself and wondering if there wasn’t a better way.
Indeed there was, with the ease and convenience of straightening teeth using a clear plastic mold. Now, the orthodontist simply makes an impression of your teeth, and then a series of molds are made with incremental adjustments to move the teeth into proper position. The convenience factor comes from not having to set appointments with the dentist for adjustments, and the ease by which you can remove them to eat, brush and clean.
If you want more information about clear aligners, call Dr. Pierson and our team at Pierson Orthodontics. You can make an appointment at: 210.695.1116, or come by our office in San Antonio, TX.