Teeth-alignment problems are not only a cosmetic concern — they can also lead to oral- and whole health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. At Bowser Dentistry, York, PA dentist Dr. Bowser detects potential alignment issues as early as possible in order to best protect your overall health and quality of life, then identifies the best orthodontic solution to treat it.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects a vast array of dental conditions such as crowding, protruding/poorly spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments. Like an orthodontist, Dr. Bowser has extensive experience realigning crooked, overlapping, and gapped teeth using orthodontics, and he can prevent potentially serious problems from occurring. This allows the patient to receive convenient treatment from their dentist and potentially avoid the inconvenience of having to be referred to an orthodontist.
Bowser Dentistry’s Orthodontics
The term “orthodontics” most likely evokes images of silver and gray wired braces attached to a teenager’s teeth, along with an endless number of trips to the orthodontist. But modern-day orthodontics allow us to provide some teeth-straightening orthodontic treatments — most of which are clear or nearly invisible — along with routine, restorative, and cosmetic care.
Our orthodontic treatments include:
You have attended every routine exam and cleaning in your dental plan, and you never skip or skimp on your at-home oral health practices. The result: You have perfectly healthy, white teeth. Now you’re ready to take the next step and straighten out the imperfections in your smile, but you want to avoid traditional braces. Fortunately, at Bowser Dentistry, York dentist Dr. Bowser offers a comfortable and nearly invisible braces option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment: ClearCorrect.
What is ClearCorrect?
This teeth-straightening system uses clear aligners that are made out of nearly invisible plastic and, unlike traditional braces, can be inserted and removed for special occasions, eating, and your daily cleaning routines. The aligners are BPA free and so smooth that they don’t irritate your cheeks and gums. ClearCorrect is an invisible-braces method that begins with a consultation during which you and Dr. Bowser plan the desired result. A series of custom-made aligners are then used to correct your unique misalignment.
The ClearCorrect Treatment Process
Your ClearCorrect treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Bowser. He will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once ClearCorrect has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Dr. Bowser will:
- Take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
- Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
- Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear through the day
- Monitor your progress and have you change aligners ever two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment
As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.
Who can use ClearCorrect?
Unlike other types of invisible braces, ClearCorrect is appropriate for teenagers and adults alike.
How long does ClearCorrect take to straighten teeth?
Dr. Bowser will determine the length of treatment based on the severity of your unique situation. On average, patients who seek out invisible braces use ClearCorrect for 12 months.
How much does ClearCorrect cost?
The cost of an ClearCorrect treatment is similar to traditional braces and some types of clear braces. At Bowser Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options that are designed to help you achieve straight teeth with the ClearCorrect system.
Call 717.757.3474 to schedule a consultation with York, PA dentist Dr. Bowser today, and find out if Traditional Braces or ClearCorrect is the best option for achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.