Clear BracesAn Overview
Invisible braces are an effective way to discreetly straighten teeth and correct bite alignment. Clear braces offer teens and adults an alternative to traditional metal braces. Without the stigma of metal braces, patients enjoy straightening their teeth at any age. Dr. Kenneth Banks offers clear braces systems from the comfort of his Inwood, WV dentist office for their oral health and cosmetic benefits.
Benefits of Clear Braces
- Beautiful straight smile
- Improved oral health
- Reduced risk of decay
- Relief from TMJ symptoms
- Reduced risk of damaging soft oral tissue
- Discreet, most people do not realize you are wearing them
- Improved confidence and quality of life
- Removable for oral hygiene
Reasons To Straighten Teeth
Crooked teeth are more than a cosmetic concern and should be addressed. Patients with crooked teeth may not be able to clean their teeth thoroughly leading to increased risk of decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth and misaligned bites may also contribute to TMJ pain. Patients who suffer from TMJ often find relief from associated symptoms after treatment with clear braces. Clear braces help patients straighten their teeth without the obvious appearance of braces and can improve oral health and the quality of life.
Straightening your teeth at any age can improve your oral health and your appearance. Patients who have put off straightening their teeth may feel that they are too old for braces. Dr. Banks believes that no matter your age, everyone patients should enjoy their optimal oral health. Our compassionate and highly trained dental team can help patients achieve their best smile for improved confidence and their optimal oral health.
It's like going to a spa! I get a warm neck wrap, my hands warmed in hot wax(great for arthritis) and often times a warm cookie! Oh, the Doc's are great as well! I appreciate that if you have a problem they are always available to help me and I…Polly B.
I used to be terrified about going to the dentist, but not no more. They are very gentle and good at what they do. Very clean facility. Everyone is so kind and caring. Recently I had to reschedule my appt due to my son coming home from the hospital and…Tabatha J.
Dr. K Banks you are awesome and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done for me as your patient believe me, I realize how much you have gone above and beyond with me. Thanks so much. Best dentist team in the world.Vickie F.
I had a routine cleaning, consultation for further treatment, and updated X-rays. The staff is always cheerful, and accommodating when scheduling, and will call if there is a cancellation to fit you in early. As an added bonus, you can choose either a warm relaxing neck wrap, or a warm…Lauren H.
Clear Braces What to Expect
Dr. Banks will take digital images of the patient’s smile. The images are loaded onto state of the art software that can create a 3-D model of the teeth. This model is used to create a series of clear aligners custom designed to gradually and comfortably shift teeth into alignment.
Aligners are made from a hard soft plastic that is easy to wear and does not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. The aligners are removable for easy cleaning of the teeth and gums.
Every patient’s exact treatment plan will vary depending on their specific oral health needs. Dr. Banks will outline the specifics of the treatment such as length of wear for each set, and for the whole treatment. The clear aligners are typically worn for two weeks each over the course of about a year.