Traditional metal braces are quite effective at straightening teeth — but that is one of their few advantages. Many patients find them to be uncomfortable and ugly. Here at Legacy Trails Dental, we are proud to offer a more modern way to correct dental misalignment: removable, clear braces in Plano, TX. They allow you to eat whatever you want, brush your teeth with ease, and smile with confidence.
We offer two different clear aligner systems that can gently reposition your teeth and help you to achieve a healthier, more attractive smile without the stigma of metal brackets and wires. When you visit us for your consultation, we will help you compare both options and recommend the one that best fits your unique circumstances.
Invisalign is the most famous of the clear aligner systems, and it deserves its good reputation. The process begins when we evaluate your teeth and design out a treatment plan for you using highly advanced software. Then, Invisalign creates your aligners and sends them to our dental office. You wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for two weeks before you move onto the next in your series. Once you work your way through all of your aligners, you should have perfectly straight teeth. One thing that makes Invisalign stand out from other clear aligner systems is the Smart Track material that is used to fabricate the aligners. It contributes to more controlled, precise tooth movements.
SureSmile is similar to Invisalign in a number of ways. Both systems feature comfortable, discreet aligners that you can remove at your convenience. It also features a highly advanced software system that precisely plans tooth movements to make treatment as precise and efficient as possible. Of course, you won’t see all the details of how your dentist in Plano uses the software to plan your treatment — it’s pretty intricate stuff that gets into the nitty gritty details of dental anatomy — but you will notice that your aligners are comfortable and that they are steadily bringing your teeth closer and closer to their ideal positions.