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A New Way to Straighten Your Smile

Discover what clear orthodontic aligners could do for your appearance and your smile. 


We know that braces aren’t just for kids and teens, which is why our Kalamazoo, MI, family dentist Dr. Mark Richardson offers Clear Correct for adult patients who never had braces as a kid but want to get beautiful smiles now. It’s never too late. Here’s what you should know about Clear Correct treatment and finally getting a straight smile.


Having straighter teeth as an adult 

Having a crooked, misaligned smile isn’t that uncommon. In fact, most people aren’t born with perfectly straight smiles. If this sounds like you then you could benefit from clear braces. Clear braces make it easier for adults to get the smiles they want without having to worry about others noticing their braces. Clear braces offer a more attractive and aesthetic orthodontic option for working professionals.


Why you’ll love clear aligners

While the major benefit of these transparent aligners is that they are custom-fitted to your teeth, making them far less visible than other orthodontic options, this isn’t the only benefit. These aligners are also removable, which means that you won’t have to change your diet during your treatment process. You can still eat all of your favorite foods, just remember to take your clear aligners out beforehand.


The same rules apply for brushing and flossing. You won’t have to worry about brushing or flossing around braces. Just remove your aligners before your regular oral care routine. You’ll be amazed at how Clear Correct treatment fits into your lifestyle.


Oral health benefits of straighter teeth 

A straighter smile is easier to keep clean, which will make getting braces a major long-term benefit for the health of your teeth and gums. Here are some of the benefits of a straighter smile,


  • Less likely to develop cavities
  • Reduces the risk for gum disease
  • Helps reduce the risk for jaw problems or dental damage
  • Makes it easier to chew food properly, which can aid in better digestion
  • More youthful appearance
  • Boost in self-confidence, which can improve social and professional life


How to clean your aligners 

Keeping your aligners clean doesn’t have to be challenging. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for aligners that’s what our Kalamazoo, MI, dentist is here for. Some tips to keep in mind include,


  • Rinse your aligners every time you remove aligners
  • Do not clean your aligners with hot water, which can warp them
  • Brush and floss your teeth before putting aligners back in
  • Clean aligners with soap but not toothpaste


Dr. Richardson and his dental team in Kalamazoo, MI, are ready to help you get the smile you want to feel more confident and attractive. Call our office today at (269) 343-6907 to schedule a consultation.

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