The whitest smile still doesn’t look right if your teeth aren’t straight (misaligned). If you’ve always wanted straight, gorgeous teeth but hated the thought of wearing traditional dental braces, there’s a thoroughly modern orthodontic technique that might just be the answer to your prayers – ClearCorrect dental aligners from Dr. Dick Davenport at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX.

Old-School Braces

Traditional dental braces are composed of metal brackets that are connected by wires. The brackets are usually fixed to the fronts of your teeth and the wires do the work of gradually moving your teeth into their new positions.

The brackets and the wires are what give rise to nicknames like “metal mouth.” It’s very common for people to be self-conscious about smiling while the braces are in place. In many cases, it can take 24, 30, or even 36 months of constant wear to achieve the results you want.

In addition to the embarrassment factor, metal braces have some drawbacks:

  • Irritation and even cuts in the tongue, cheeks, and lips from the metal
  • Some food restrictions, typically “sticky” foods like taffy
  • Problems thoroughly cleaning around the braces and between the teeth
  • Frequent dentist visits to tighten the wires, which can cause pain.

To be fair, metal braces do an excellent job of moving teeth. For some complex orthodontic cases, they’re the preferred solution. But for many other types of orthodontic needs, ClearCorrect clear aligners are the treatment of choice.

The ClearCorrect Difference

ClearCorrect dental aligners are made from a smooth, medical-grade clear plastic. There are no metal parts to irritate or cut your mouth, and the clear aligners are very hard to detect when they’re in place. You can smile with confidence while straightening your teeth!

The custom-made aligners fit snugly over your teeth and exert a gentle pressure to move your teeth into position. Every few weeks – Dr. Davenport will determine your precise schedule – you switch to the next aligner in your customized series. You’ll feel only a slight pressure as you begin using the new aligner, and even that will vanish quickly.

Clear Correct aligners are removable for eating and caring for your teeth. That means you can eat the foods you love and brush and floss your teeth just like you always do! And you’ll likely see results much more quickly than you would with traditional braces – often in as little as 12 months!

ClearCorrect is indicated for correcting misalignments such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • And others

Get Started On Your Road To Straight Teeth

Only a skilled dentist who is trained in orthodontic procedures can determine the best solution for your needs. Don’t fall for internet hype – “one size fits all” dental solutions are a complete waste of your money.

To see if ClearCorrect is right for you, contact either of Davenport Dental Group’s two Laredo, TX locations. Call our Junction Drive office at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield office at  956-517-2695 to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation.