Teeth straightening has never been more convenient or accessible. With clear aligner technology, doctors can now deliver quality orthodontic treatment directly to patients without the need for in-person office visits.
When wearing clear aligners around the clock, there are some basic guidelines you need to follow. For example, you have to remove the aligners each time you:
And you must clean your teeth each time before putting the aligners back in. These minor lifestyle adjustments are typically no big deal for someone that is motivated to improve their smile. Night-time-only treatment options provide the pinnacle of convenience for those that don’t like the sound of having to remove their aligners and brush their teeth each time they eat or drink. Most night-time plans require the patient to wear the aligners for a minimum of 10 consecutive hours each evening. Nothing could be easier.
Because the added convenience does come at a cost:
Night-time aligner therapy is a viable treatment option that has pros and cons. Many patients have achieved excellent outcomes with night-time-only treatment. Ultimately, the decision comes down to what you value most as a patient. If convenience is your main hot button, a night-time-only plan may be right for you. We typically recommend around-the-clock treatment options wherever possible. When around-the-clock wear isn’t possible, we encourage patients to wear their aligners as much as they can – not just the minimum 10 consecutive hours each day.
At Strayt® our primary goal is to make sure our patients are fully informed and understand all their treatment options. Complete this short dental assessment form for a no-cost consultation on your treatment options.
Everyone wants to have a smile that they love and are proud to show off. A straight smile helps boost confidence, achieve better oral health, and more. Today many adults are looking to straighten their teeth but think they are too old to wear braces or have their teeth straightened. So how old is too old for straightening your teeth?
Simple answer - you are never too old! Straightening your teeth isn’t limited to adolescence, and no matter your age, there is the opportunity to improve your smile. We have had patients as old as 75 straighten their teeth! As long as you have healthy bones, gums, and teeth, it's never too late to straighten your teeth. As a child, you may not have needed teeth straightening or may not have had the opportunity. Adults are great candidates for clear aligners or invisible braces because of the following:
1) Affordability - It is now cost-effective to have clear aligners, and some insurances accept this treatment option. By cutting out office visits, we help customers save around 65% of the typical cost of orthodontic treatment.
2) Motivation - As a kid, you may not have had wanted to wear a retainer or have braces. They didn't want to be made fun of or may have just not understood the benefits of a healthy smile. However, as an adult, you are motivated by wanting a straighter smile and willing to put in the time to wear the clear aligners to get the results you want. With options like nighttime aligners, even those who don’t want to wear aligners during the day can experience the benefits of straight teeth.
3) Correct Adult Teeth Shifting - You might have worn braces as a teenager, but as an adult, there is a good chance your teeth have shifted over time. This commonly happens to adults regardless of their dental habits, resulting in gaps, misalignment, or crowding. Luckily as an adult, you can still correct your smile.
4) Convenience - You don't have to go to an orthodontist's office for regular check-ups and get braces adjusted. The treatment is customized from start to finish and will take you through each straightening stage. The best part is how discreet clean aligner technology has become. No one will know you are wearing your aligner, and it’s all done without pesky wires, metal attachments, or rubber bands.
No matter your age, if you have healthy gums and teeth, your smile is ready to be straightened. Many men and women, just like you, are looking to straighten their teeth. Strayt is making it easy for everyone giving you confidence and convenience with every order. We send everything right to your door, and you can do your FREE scan at home, or you can check to see if you live in an area where we offer convenient mobile scanning. Our Clear Aligners are easy to use and start showing results fast. View our clear aligners, find the best aligner pricing plan, and start showing off your confidence with a smile!
Teeth aligners are a popular choice for those looking to straighten their teeth or correct a different orthodontic problem to achieve a better smile. They work just as well as braces in many cases and offer the advantages of being more discreet, convenient, and affordable. The better fitting aligners, the better the results. If the initial model of the teeth isn’t accurate, the aligners won’t properly fit the teeth, and the teeth may not move as expected. If you want better-fitting aligners, 3D teeth scans are the best option.
3D teeth scans provide an incredibly accurate digital model of your mouth and will lead to better-fitting aligners every time. When it comes to your teeth, do you really want to roll the dice by trying to make your own impression using a kit? Not only is the impression process annoying with the putty that has to be mixed and then removed from your teeth after hardening, but impression trays can be too big or too small, and impressions don’t capture your bite alignment.
The superior fit aligners made from a 3D teeth scan will produce better results – fixing crowding or a gap, straightening teeth, aligning teeth, et cetera – because their fit is much tighter. You may think that a tighter fit means they’re not comfortable to wear, but that isn’t the case. Better fitting aligners will be more comfortable and virtually invisible, thanks to the accurate fit.
Once an orthodontist has the digital image from a 3D teeth, scan they can begin to start planning treatment immediately and improve your smile sooner.
To deliver a comfortable and perfect fit, Strayt clear aligners are made from a state-of-the-art, high-quality transparent plastic material that’s molded onto sequential printed models of your teeth. To make the process convenient for you, we offer mobile scanning units that will come right to your home for an appointment! Get better fitting aligners from us and see if we offer mobile scanning in your area today!
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