If you have put off straightening your teeth, it might be because you’re worried about the prospect of spending 18 months or longer wearing metal braces. We don’t blame you! And we’re happy to help you get the smile you want with orthodontic aligners. This means you avoid metal brackets and wires.

To see if you’re a candidate for this treatment, call Scott Condie Dentistry today at 480-485-7585 to schedule a consultation in Gilbert, AZ. At our office, you have a choice between two popular aligners: Invisalign or ClearCorrect. 

In the meantime, see the benefits our patients have experienced using aligners instead of braces:

  • Non-Metallic Smile – It’s hard not to feel self-conscious when you have a mouth full of metal. This is especially true for adults. Since aligners are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible in your smile. Many people won’t even notice them. You won’t mind smiling throughout your orthodontic treatment! 
  • No Need to Change Your Routines – Unlike braces, aligners can be removed at any time. You’ll take them out for meals, which means you can enjoy any foods you’d like with no worries about damage to braces. Removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss your teeth too. There’s no need for special gear like floss threaders. You can even take aligners out for special occasions. But wear them 22 hours a day or you risk extending your treatment time.
  • New Smile in No Time – Treatment with braces typically takes 18-24 months. In contrast, most patient finish their treatment with clear aligners in 12-18 months. Plus, you won’t have to visit our office as much during treatment. Most patients see us for a brief progress check only every six weeks or so.
  • More Comfortable Treatment – With bulky brackets and wires, braces can irritate your mouth. Since aligners are made of smooth plastic, most patients find them far more comfortable. You may feel a mild pressure when you first switch to the next set of aligners in your treatment. But this feeling goes away quickly. You can minimize any discomfort by putting in new aligners right before bedtime and by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary. 

Interested in orthodontic aligners? Call 480-485-7585 now for an appointment.