If you have crooked teeth, Dr. Jason Petkevis offers effective and comfortable treatment for orthodontic concerns via clear braces in his Chester Springs, PA dentist office. Clear braces are one of the most sought-after dental services right now because of how many convienences this treatment option offers over traditional orthodontic solutions. Learn more about the benefits of clear braces for treating crooked teeth below.
Clear Braces in Chester Springs, PA
Crooked teeth not only cause cosmetic concerns but also functionality concerns for your smile. When your teeth are not aligned as they are intended to be, this can place additional stress on your jaw joints when you are chewing or speaking. Over time, you may develop a TMJ disorder as a result of your misaligned bite pattern. You may also experience worn down teeth or dental damage as your teeth will be under more stress the longer they go misaligned.
Traditional orthodontic braces require the use of metal brackets and wires to apply pressure to your teeth to encourage them to shift into a straighter position. The wires must be routinely tightened to progress your treatment plan along. Patients must abide by certain dietary restrictions and take extra oral hygiene precations to ensure no food residue damages or gets stuck in the orthodontic hardware. To patients looking to avoid the metallic aesthetics and lifestyle adjusments that come with traditional metal braces, clear braces offer a more comfortable and equally as effective solution.
Clear braces utilize clear, plastic aligners similar to retainers to apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. Instead of a dentist tightening your braces, you will be given all of your aligners at the beginning of your treatment plan and instructed on how often to change them. Most patients will switch to a new pair of aligners every two weeks. The aligners are made of a plastic material that is easy to clean and completely see-through while in use. Best of all, the aligners are removable and should be removed when patients are eating or drinking anything besides water. As a result, clear braces allow patients to discreetly straighten their smiles while spending less time at the dentist’s office and enjoying their dietary prefereances in the time being. Dr. Petkevis offers ClearCorrect clear braces in our Chester Springs, PA dentist office.
Patient Review of Dental Distinction
“I moved to the area three years ago and one of my biggest challenges was finding a new dentist. I did a lot of research and selected Dr. Petkevis. It was a great choice! Everyone in the office is extremely nice and professional. Dr. Petkevis, his dental assistants, and hygienist have all been very patient and understanding of my fears and anxieties. I highly recommend this practice.” – Rebecca C.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for treatment via clear braces, schedule an appointment with Chester Springs dentist Dr. Petkevis. Dr. Petkevis has devoted extensive time and energy towards post-graduate training to be able to treat complex dental problems including missing teeth, worn/broken teeth, TMJ disorders, and cosmetic dental concerns like crooked teeth. We look forward to seeing you soon.