About Teeth Aligners
A lot of patients did not have the need or weren't able to wear braces during adolescence, but they now experience some spacing or crowding problematic areas that keep them from attaining a straight, striking smile. Invisible teeth orthodontic aligner trays are uniquely designed covers for the teeth made from invisible plastic or acrylic material that effectively straightens teeth into alignment. Using stages of aligners over a number of months, clear teeth aligners effectively straighten mild to moderate crowded teeth and spacing irregularities for straighter, healthier teeth. Invisible aligner trays are usually preferred by patients over traditional visible straightening methods since they are hardly noticed and can be set aside for eating, brushing, and flossing. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC explain teeth straightening recommendations, such as clear teeth aligners during regular cleanings.
"My husband has been going to DentalWorks for over a year. He had a lot of dental problems from not being able to take care of his dental hygiene due to his Parkinson’ disease and not so good with his hands in flossing and brushing his teeth. He had crowns replaced, cavities filled by Dr. Smith. Catherine is such a nice hygienist, very patient and skillful to clean his teeth. We are very happy with DentalWorks and highly recommend their practice!"- T.B. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"Felt no pain."- D.K. / Google / Aug 13, 2018
"Great service. Didn't have to wait in the waiting room! Was called straight back for my appt and was out the door within 45 min. Very friendly staff."- S.M. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"Have been to them 3 times and have been extremely pleased with each visit. Highly reccomend them."- K.L. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"New to the area and I couldn't recommend giving this dentistry a try! Was a pleasure to deal with all of the staff from the front desk to the office mgr, to the hygienist, to the Dentist herself. They listened to me and understood how sensitive (teeth/etc) I was and filled with anxiety and they took SO much better care of me than my previous office (different state) had for the past 10 years. I'm actually looking forward to my next appt in 6 months which has never happened before."- J.L. / Google / Aug 03, 2018
What to Expect
Each phase of clear aligners are tailored depending on the patient's existing teeth structure. Each set of aligners are manufactured based on digital X-rays, physical impressions, and photos. The individual will leave our office with several sets of aligning trays at their orthodontic visit and our dentists will confirm that the first set fits properly so that any tweaks can be made. Our patients generally wear the trays as many hours in a day as possible. The alignment trays should be temporarily set aside for brushing, eating, and drinking colored liquids. When one tray has been worn for a specific period of time, the next phase of trays will replace the current set during a scheduled appointment at DentalWorks - Wilmington.
The treatment timeframe that a patient wears each group of aligners is tailored based on the specific needs of each person. The progression of trays needed is always discussed by our dentists during the consultation. The trays will be worn as often as possible until the teeth are repositioned accordingly. A thorough analysis at DentalWorks - Wilmington will be provided at each appointment so that the repositioning can be measured. Our dentists will consult with patients so they are kept informed of the ongoing progression. Once the teeth are straight, a fixed retainer will be placed on the teeth for long-lasting results.
According to the details of the patient's dental insurance benefits, a specific amount of the treatment may be accounted for. Our insurance coordinators at DentalWorks - Wilmington will talk to the patient's provider to gain insight into their benefits and give a realistic estimate of the patient's out-of-pocket fees. Customers who do not have dental insurance for clear aligner treatment, may consider DentalWorks - Wilmington's in-house payment opportunities.
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Men and women in the Wilmington, NC area who desire orthodontic work may be great candidates for clear teeth aligners at DentalWorks - Wilmington. Customized for patients with crooked teeth, as well as overbites and underbites, clear aligners from DentalWorks - Wilmington can progressively straighten these irregularities. In addition, patients don't have to worry with the hassle and appearance of brackets. Consult with our dentists and learn more for straighter teeth.