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By DR. MARK RICHARDSON
July 10, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces   ClearCorrect  

If your top concern is how your teeth will look while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment for a crooked or gapped smile, then the “clearBraces and Orthodontics choice” is clear braces. Also known as ClearCorrect, clear or invisible braces are considered a premier choice for busy, working adults and appearance-conscious teenagers. This option is available at the dentistry office of Mark E. Richardson, DDS in Kalamazoo, MI.

What Are Clear Braces? 
Clear braces are aligner trays that help reposition your teeth for a better smile. They are effective for patients who need minor smile adjustments. If you had braces in the past but neglected to wear your retainer regularly, clear braces can help get your smile back on track. If you have small gaps, spacing or crowding issues, invisible braces may be for you. 

Benefits of Clear Braces 
As the name suggests, clear or invisible braces are difficult to see with the naked eye by others. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, which contrast with the natural white color of your teeth, clear braces are plastic and see-through. So you can wear them throughout the day without feeling self-conscious, yet still, take them off at will to enjoy a pear or have an intimate conversation. A ClearCorrect treatment by your Kalamazoo dentist will usually take about a year, which is an improvement over the two or three years often required with traditional braces.

General Benefits of Orthodontic Care 
Dentists recommend orthodontic treatment in the early teen years, but even if you are an adult, you can still benefit from orthodontic care. These are the general benefits that you can look forward to when you get braces:

- A more symmetrical smile which contributes to good looks.
- A better bite in some cases.
- Proper spacing of the teeth (which also helps in case you need a crown or similar restoration).
- Motivation to take better care of your teeth, keep them white and get regular cleanings.

Discuss Clear Braces with Your Dentist 
You don't have to worry about walking around with metal braces to get a better-looking smile thanks to ClearCorrect. Call Dr. Mark Richardson today at (269) 343-6907 to schedule an appointment at his Kalamazoo dentist office and see if clear braces are right for you.

By Mark E. Richardson, DDS
October 22, 2014
Category: Invisible Braces

Clear Correct- Invisible Braces

 

At Mark E. Richardson, DDS we offer non-traditional Invisible Braces called Clear Correct. These braces would be for the patient who desires straighter and whiter teeth, which will promote a greater self-confidence and self-esteem. Clear braces would be for the individual who "forgot" or who did not have enough time to wear a retainer after the first treatment during the teenage years, or for the adult who didn't get or want traditional braces growing up. Clear braces are just that...clear and invisible. Most treatments take about one year, depending on how extensive the case is. During that time there are visits to me every 6 weeks where new trays are given to you to further the movement of your teeth.

After completion of the treatment, a complimentary 1 hour in-office bleaching session is given to my patients and a take home version is also given to complete the bleaching treatment. This is my appreciation gift to my patients for their business. You will love your new smile!

Call our office today at 269-343-6907 to set up your FREE evaluation appointment. We can't wait to see your beautiful, straight smile! Let the Smiles Begin!

Mark E. Richardson, DDS

1103 Gayle Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048

www.smilekalamazoo.com