A straight, bright, healthy smile says a lot about a person. People see such smiles as a sign of confidence and that this person is someone who takes good care of themselves. That’s why people are more likely to trust someone with a great smile. Unfortunately, for those with misaligned teeth, their smiles can make them feel embarrassed, causing serious self-esteem issues.
And in the past, the orthodontic treatment used to correct tooth misalignment caused more embarrassment to patients than the misalignment itself. Metal braces are unsightly, cumbersome, and can feel like wearing a social prison sentence.
That’s why Dr. Bryce Eagar and his amazing team at St. George, Utah’s Gateway Oral Health Center are committed to providing the latest clear orthodontic solutions that can strengthen your smile without the unwanted hassles of metal braces.
The Advantages of Clear Aligners Over Traditional Metal Braces
The evolution of orthodontics now allows patients to enjoy a straighter smile without undergoing the social embarrassment and struggle associated with metal braces.
For example, while traditional orthodontics uses metal and wires, clear aligners use safe bio-plastic material that’s nearly invisible when you wear them.
With metal braces, everyday tasks such as eating and cleaning your teeth can be quite challenging. However, with clear aligners, you can remove them anytime, allowing you to eat, drink, and clean your teeth freely.
Thanks to advanced orthodontic technology, you can now straighten your smile using a system of clear teeth aligners. The aligners work the same way as traditional metal aligners, gradually shifting your smile into the ideal position.
First, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagar to discuss your options. During your consultation, he’ll take digital x-rays of your smile to analyze and craft the best treatment plan.
After Dr. Eagar determines you’re a good candidate for clear teeth aligners, he’ll create a series of digital impressions using a state-of-the-art system to ensure your aligners have the most precise fit.
After about a week or two, our dental laboratory will deliver your completed set of clear aligners to our office.
Upon your return, Dr. Eagar will give you your set of aligners, which you will wear for approximately 22 hours daily.
You will wear an aligner for two weeks, then switch to the next aligner in your series. As you wear your aligners, your teeth gradually shift toward your perfect smile.
You will need to visit Dr. Eagar every 6-8 weeks so he can monitor your progress and any needed adjustments to your treatment.
After you’ve finished your clear aligner treatment, Dr. Eagar will give you a special retainer to wear at night that will allow you to maintain your incredible new smile.
Find Out More About Clear Aligners
Your best smile is waiting. To learn more about clear aligners, such as invisible braces cost for adults and more, please call the Gateway Oral Health Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Eagar. Our phone number is (435) 656-0255. You can also visit us at 720 South River Road, Suite B-210, St. George, Utah. We also proudly serve patients in or near the Washington County community, including Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington City, UT.