It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person from their smile, so what does your smile say about you?
For the majority of people, the obvious desired response would be along the lines of; beauty, warmth, attractiveness, and an overall since of positivity. While certainly this may be true, unfortunately even the brightest of smiles can be dampened by the often-unforgiving test of time. As beautiful as a pearly white “Hollywood Smile” can be, the life of a tooth is usually far from glamorous. Charged with the difficult task of breaking down food particles for consumption, your teeth often take a heck of a beating, and while tough and sturdy by nature, a prolonged period of this will certainly begin to take its toll. From slight discoloration to large protruding dark stains, the unsightly wear and tear on a once flawless smile is a sad sight indeed; however, it certainly doesn’t have to be!
Smiling plays a significant role in improving our mood and also the temperament of others. Smiles are infectious, and when a good attitude is displayed, this can have a positive effect on how you are received by others. A smile can also affect the mood of others by helping to change a negative emotion into one that is cheerful. Overall, a smile is a representation of your self-esteem and genuine happiness, and this is contagious.
If you are an individual that is unhappy with your present smile, braces can help. Many individuals suffer from crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and many other problems. With these types of issues, confidence is often affected, as individuals may also struggle to eat, speak or simply smile.
Braces are typically recommended as a corrective solution by dentists for persons suffering from such oral problems. Orthodontic treatment can help to effectively correct these oral troubles by straightening teeth and improving their appearance.
ClearCorrect is a form of invisible braces offered by Dr. Caye at Premier Dental that is quite similar to Invisalign. It provides patients, both young and old with an alternative solution for correcting their smile. It eliminates the need for metal wires and brackets that are typically used by traditional braces. Instead, ClearCorrect adopts clear trays that are tailored to accommodate the mouths of their patients. These trays, which are worn for 2-3 weeks at a time, are manufactured to gently apply pressure to teeth, coaxing them to align accordingly. New trays are supplied after the recommended weeks have expired.
Before you receive your trays, a meeting is arranged with Dr.Caye. During this consultation, your teeth are measured and assessed to determine your candidacy for ClearCorrect. The information obtained is submitted to ClearCorrect where the trays and treatment plan is prepared.
Once the trays are sized, and everything appears in order, treatment begins usually ranging from 4-12 months. Monthly visits to Premier Dental are required. During these visits, the progress of your teeth is assessed, and two trays are assigned for your use.
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Opting for ClearCorrect is very advantageous. Unlike traditional braces that overtly exhibit their metal wires and brackets, clear trays do not. They are practically undetectable and invisible. Also, because they do not alter your speech, it would be difficult for individuals to notice that you have clear trays in your mouth.
Additionally, these clear trays can be removed. Unlike traditional brackets and wires that interfere with how thoroughly you clean your teeth, or the types of food you can consume, invisible braces do not. This advantage enables patients to comfortably remove the transparent trays before they eat, drink or clean their teeth.
In addition to the aesthetic advantages, straighter teeth offer, they also provide a better environment for a healthier mouth. With straight teeth, keeping them clean is an easier task as it is much easier to brush and floss in between them. This advantage eliminates the possibility of greater plaque buildup, and cavities as toothbrushes and floss can access crevices effectively.
At Premier Dental, Dr. Caye and his team are committed to providing patients with the utmost comfort and care. If you are interested in improving your smile, consider invisible braces. Book a free consultation with Dr.Caye and see how we can help to enhance your smile with ClearCorrect.
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Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and invisible braces in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.