Clear-ing Your Own Path To Straight Teeth

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You know if your teeth are crooked or misaligned, and you know that your smile would look nicer if you had straight teeth. Our dentist in Alma, MI, wants to help with an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t involve any brackets or wires.

How is that possible? We use a series of plastic aligners to move your teeth instead. If that sounds too good to be true, keep reading to learn more.

Or you can make an appointment with Dr. Thomas J. McDonald at Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence. Find out for yourself if this alternative to traditional braces can give you the smile you dream of having.


Why Your Teeth Aren’t Straight

Multiple factors can contribute to the appearance of your smile.

The most common reason however is your parents. We aren’t saying your parents caused you to have crooked teeth or a gap in your smile.

It is true, however, that our teeth develop the way they do largely because of genetics. Just like your height, your hair color, and your eyesight, they way your teeth erupt is something you inherited.

With that said, how well we take care of our teeth can be an issue as well. If you lost primary teeth earlier that you should have, that could have affected how your adult teeth erupted.

Injuries can affect the alignment of your jaw, which in turn can affect how your teeth are able to grow. Even behaviors when you were a child can affect how your teeth erupt. Thumb sucking, prolonged use of a pacifier, and habitual tongue thrusting can change the position of your teeth as well.

Dr. McDonald has used short-term orthodontics to help many patients. The Red, White, and Blue aligners can help most patients with moderate alignment issues change their smiles a fraction of the time it would take with traditional braces.


How Can Aligners Straighten Your Teeth?

They push.

That may seem like an overly simple explanation, but this is effectively what the Red, White, and Blue aligners do.

Dr. McDonald can examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for using these clear aligners instead of braces. If you are, he can have a series of aligners custom-made for your teeth.

Each of your Red, White, and Blue aligners will push your teeth a little closer to straight positions. As you change aligners, you will know that you are that you are working toward having a straighter smile.

We do want to be clear (no pun intended) about something for a moment. Red, White, and Blue aligners are primarily intended to as a form of cosmetic dentistry. For that reason, they don’t try to move every tooth in your mouth.

Instead, Red, White, and Blue aligners focus on moving your front teeth. These teeth are the most visible when you smile. They also are lighter and smaller than the teeth in the back of your mouth.

As a result, you can change your smile in as little as 6 to 12 weeks with these plastic aligners compared to 2 to 3 years with traditional braces.


A ‘Clear’ Path To Straight Teeth

When Dr. McDonald gets them for you, each aligner is designed to fit comfortably over your teeth during each step of the process.

But there is a big advantage to using Red, White, and Blue aligners when compared to traditional braces. The aligners are actually made of a transparent plastic.

The aligners are much more discreet than braces. You may even be surprised by how few people realize you have them on.

For an individual who wants straight teeth in less time, Red, White, and Blue aligners and our team at Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence will gladly help you transform your smile.


The Right Approach To Straight Teeth

Dr. McDonald would love it if he could used Red, White, and Blue aligners for every patient. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you have mild or moderate alignment issues.

You may be a good candidate for this kind of orthodontic care if your primary interest is in making cosmetic changes to your smile.

More than anything, you should know that Dr. McDonald is not going to recommend a treatment unless he is confident that it will work for you.

If you are coming to our dentist office in Alma, MI, then you deserve results, and we will only suggest the treatment that is worth your time, money, and effort.

Making an appointment at Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence is the best way to find out if our short-term orthodontics are a good solution for you. Call 989-796-4848 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.