Drs. Platt and Kidder often work with our local orthodontists. However, some cases can be treated by Dr. Kidder here at our office. He prefers to use Clear Correct braces, which are invisible alignment trays that reposition your teeth. The treatment uses a series of clear trays to guide your teeth into improved positions. All of the trays are made in advance but we have our patients come in for periodic check-in visits, where Dr. Kidder makes sure your treatment is progressing as normal. Two sets of trays are sent home with you at these appointments, allowing you to carry out treatment on your own, changing out the trays every 3-4 weeks as needed.
Our patients can benefit from:
- Clear alignment tray braces that other people won’t be able to see
- The comfort of a customized, smooth alignment tray
- No irritation from metal brackets or wires
- The ability to eat anything they want to
- Easy home oral hygiene
To get started, all that is needed is an exam, digital photographs, necessary x-rays and impressions of your teeth. We will do the rest! We use these records to have your customized series of alignment trays made. Depending on your smile needs, most of our patients complete treatment within 12-18 months.
Straighter Teeth are Healthier Teeth
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, they are at an increased risk for dental infection and disease. Straighter teeth are easier to care for, and are less likely to suffer from the symptoms of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Not only that, but a straighter smile can boost your self-confidence and help you make a better first impression when you really need it.