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Orthodontics Walnut Creek

Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners

You might try to hide your smile if you have crooked or gapped teeth. You also might think it’s too late to do anything about it. Well it’s not. At Pope Dental in Walnut Creek, we offer orthodontic care to both children and adults from throughout the San Francisco area.

If you just have a minor gap in your smile or if your teeth are only slightly misaligned, you may be able to correct the problem with porcelain veneers.  However, in many cases, you or your child will need orthodontic care to properly correct your smile.  At Pope Dental, we offer traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners to straighten your teeth.  Come in for a visit and our skilled Walnut Creek dentists will evaluate your smile and help you select the treatment that is best for your needs.

  • Orthodontic Treatment Benefits
  • The Clear Aligners Difference
  • Benefits of Clear Aligners

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Straightening crooked teeth or using orthodontics to close a gap in your smile definitely produces aesthetic improvements, but the benefits of orthodontic treatment go beyond the obvious cosmetic enhancements.  In addition to an improved appearance, orthodontic treatment can:

  • Restore function, improving your ability to chew and to speak without impediments
  • Decrease wear on your teeth from abnormal bite
  • Make daily and routine dental cleanings easier
  • Reduce periodontal disease risk factors (straight teeth collect less plaque in between them)
  • Decrease risk of accidental tooth fracture (by repositioning protruding teeth)
  • Correct jaw misalignments that, if left untreated, could lead to TMJ disorders
  • Boost your self confidence

Whether you have traditional metal braces, clear / invisible braces, or clear aligners, orthodontic treatment will assist you in maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. At Pope Dental in Walnut Creek, we welcome orthodontic patients from throughout the East Bay. Schedule an orthodontic consultation today.

Understanding the Clear Aligners Difference

If you want to straighten your teeth, but feel too old for a mouthful of metal, clear aligners may be the orthodontic treatment for you.  clear aligners are the clear way to straighten teeth.  This orthodontic treatment involves the movement of your teeth using a series of custom-made, removable, nearly invisible aligners.

As a preferred provider of clear aligners, our dentists will only recommend the orthodontic treatment if it will produce the results you desire. After an initial orthodontic examination, our dentists will let you know if you qualify for clear aligner treatment.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Customization: Using impressions of your teeth, one of our dentists will create a set of aligners specific to your smile.
  • Removability: Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners can be removed when you eat, drink, or brush and floss your teeth. You can even remove them for special occasions.
  • Comfort: The smooth edges and non-protruding parts will keep the aligners from irritating your cheeks.
  • Effectiveness: Because clear aligners move your teeth in stages, you will begin to see the change in your smile before your treatment is even complete.
  • Transparency: Because the aligners are clear, they are not easily noticed. Also the fit of the aligners will not impede your speech. This is why many have dubbed clear aligners “invisible braces.”

Contact Our Walnut Creek Dental Office

To learn more about the treatments with clear braces and clear aligners we offer to San Francisco Bay Area patients or to schedule an orthodontic consultation, contact our Walnut Creek dental office today.  We look forward to helping you get a healthier and straighter smile.

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