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Clear Aligners in Bethel Park Straighten Teeth Seamlessly

Closeup of woman placing clear alignerIs your smile in need of a little extra cosmetic enhancement? At Cartwright Orthodontics, we recommend clear aligners as a fast and simple orthodontic system that can create dazzling improvements for your appearance and your self-confidence. Instead of wires and brackets, clear aligners blend in well with your natural look to correct minor misalignment and spacing issues. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our McMurray office or Bethel Park office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Cartwright! Our team looks forward to meeting you.

The Clear Aligners Process

Closeup of patient placing alignment tray

After you’ve undergone your initial orthodontic consultation and we’ve determined that clear aligners are the right choice for you, we will capture impressions of your teeth so that customized, clear aligners can be crafted. Each aligner in the series needs to be worn for a period of about two weeks – during this time, your teeth are gradually shifting into their new alignment! When the tray starts to feel loose, that means it’s time to get the next one, and so on and so forth until all the trays have been worn for the recommended period of time.

Patients will also need to visit Dr. Cartwright for a brief checkup every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing smoothly and without any hiccups.

What Are The Benefits of Choosing Clear Aligners?

Woman putting her alignment tray in

  • Clear aligners are completely clear, which means that they blend in well with your smile and will be difficult to notice by others. Instead, they let your natural, confident appearance shine through!
  • As stated above, the treatment process is exceptionally quick, and your smile’s alignment will start to improve right away.
  • The clear aligners are easily removable, which allows you to eat your favorite foods without restriction and brush and floss like you normally would – no restrictions required.
  • After a very short adjustment period, most patients find it very easy to wear and talk with the aligners on.
  • There’s no need for uncomfortable wires or painful adjustments with clear aligners. The aligners are custom-made for your unique mouth, and they should fit comfortably when worn.

It’s important to remember, though, that clear aligners work best for patients with relatively minor orthodontic concerns, such as slightly crooked teeth or mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They can also be used to correct orthodontic relapse (cases where retainer use has been lacking and treated teeth have started to shift. If your needs are more complex, you’ll need to explore other options like metal or ceramic braces with our team’s professional guidance.