Being located in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, has motivated us to offer all different types of services so we can cater to whoever comes into our office. Unlike most general dental practices, at 3rd South Dental, we offer orthodontic services in the office to make things more convenient for our patients. Not only do we offer care for traditional braces, but we are also pleased to say we offer invisible orthodontics such as ClearCorrect Aligners and Invisalign.
This form of clear braces involves a standard 12-13 month orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to correct malalignment in the smile. At the beginning of your ClearCorrect treatment, it is essential to meet with one of our dental professionals to develop a specific treatment plan for your smile.
Once it has been decided that ClearCorrect is the best option for you, we will take impressions of your teeth to make molds that will assist in the making of your custom aligners. Aligners are made to fit your exact smile anatomy and to help your teeth progress into place.
Each set of aligners given are designed to put slight pressure on your teeth to move them, throughout your treatment, each 2-4 weeks you will be given a new set of aligners to continue the progress. Aligners are to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours out of the day to reach the end smile goal.
- Compared to traditional braces, with aligners, patients don’t have to avoid certain foods because aligners can be removed to eat.
- With aligners being removable, oral hygiene care is excellent due to no dental materials getting in the way of proper cleaning.
- Aligners are made with dental grade clear plastic, drawing no excess attention to the patient's smile while receiving treatment.
There is no way to be sure which orthodontic treatment is the best option for you and your teeth without speaking to one of our dentists at 3rd South Dental first. We want to ensure that you are getting the best care you specifically need!