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Aligning Your Smile With Clear Orthodontics

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When you think “orthodontics” you may immediately picture braces. But we also have a cosmetic alternative to metal braces to correct your misalignment. With clear aligners, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist can offer a convenient, comfortable, and barely visible way of correcting your dental misalignment.

The Causes and Risks of Your Uneven Smile

What causes our smiles to become crooked, crowded, and for our teeth to overlap one another? This could be due to factors like complications with the growth of your jaw and oral structures. Premature loss of baby teeth and complications with the eruption of your permanent teeth could be a factor too. Injury to your smile or tooth loss in the teen and adult years could be responsible, as could the eruption of your wisdom teeth. When you have an uneven smile, this makes brushing and flossing difficult, and could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The stress on your bite balance and jaw joints could lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism. You could also feel self-conscious, which impacts your overall quality of life. But we can help with clear aligners!

Creating BPA-Free Plastic Orthodontics

These orthodontic appliances will be custom-made for your smile and fit snugly over your teeth. Each set then gradually and gently moves your teeth closer to their optimal position. To begin, we will examine your smile with advanced digital technology to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment, so we can decide if this is the best option for you. If so, we will take detailed digital images of your bite from multiple angles with a special digital scanning device. We gather these images quickly and comfortably, and combine them to create a 3D impression. In a special lab, experts use the information to design and fabricate your aligners from a BPA-free plastic material, one that is clear in appearance.

The Treatment Process

Once your aligners are ready, you can start treatment. Essentially, you will wear a set of the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day on average, depending on our recommendations. Every two weeks, you move forward with the next set in the series. The process continues until you see optimal results, which can take as little as one year. The aligners are also removable and easy to clean and store, so you don’t have to avoid certain foods and caring for your smile is much simpler. If you have any questions about clear aligners, then contact our team today to learn more.


You can call Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Texas at 915-895-3678. to book treatment and obtain an even and healthy smile, sometimes in as little as one year!