Clear aligners are newer revolutionary devices for teeth straightening that consist of a series of custom-made plastic aligners. At Benassi Family Dentistry we work with Invisalign, Sure Smile, and we are also able to manufacture some orthodontic prescriptions in-office! The material is comfortable and virtually invisible while it corrects the alignment of your teeth gently and gradually when worn for a prescribed amount of time each day. The best part of it all is that you won’t be getting too much attention while your teeth are being straightened.
A difference between conventional orthodontic brackets
Whether your clear aligners are prescribed from Invisalign, Sure Smile, or manufactured in our own office, they are a great alternative to traditional dental braces for many reasons. In addition to being virtually undetectable when you smile, it is removable so you can easily take each tray out of your mouth to eat and clean your teeth. There is no need for adjustments or tightening, instead, you will switch to a new aligner tray every so often depending on your individual prescription. At Benassi Family Dentistry, both our Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL offices are equipped to provide this service to you and help you get on your way for faster teeth re-alignment and superb results.
Flexible and Functional
In addition to being virtually invisible, and because they are removable, Clear aligners also allow you to enjoy whatever food you want without restrictions of stickiness, hardness, etc. For example; once you remove each tray, you can bite through an apple without worrying about any brackets getting buried with leftover pieces or wires getting bent or shaped out of place. Although the progressional switch of aligners can cause a bit of soreness on the first day, the material of the aligners is smooth and soft. Your cheeks and gums will thank you for this!
Convenient and Cost-efficient
Clear aligners effectively treat a wide range of other dental conditions. You do not need separate treatments for problems like having a crossbite, overbite, or underbite. It also costs almost the same as traditional dental braces and the required appointments are much quicker than conventional braces. This convenience gives you more time for work and recreational activities.
We are ready to give you the smile makeover you need to face the world with renewed confidence. For inquiries regarding Invisalign, call us in Rockford (815) 397-2752 or Winnebago (815) 335-3070. We are ready to meet you and assess your dental needs!