Innovative solution for esthetic teeth alignment
Clear Aligners are a series of custom made removable trays designed to straighten your teeth, made of transparent plastic that makes them almost invisible to the eye.
Completely customized for you.
Removable Aligners are created using precision design instructions from Dr. Tottori for individualized orthodontic treatment plans. Every aspect of the outcome is painstakingly reviewed by Dr. Tottori to move teeth into the perfect alignment as well as correcting bite functionality.
What are the benefits of clear aligners for teenagers?
Growing up can be hard and feeling self-confident while wearing braces can be an overwhelming challenge to some. Not every teenager wants to show their “metal mouth”, so having different options can make growing up just a little easier.
Getting some children and teenagers to brush and floss can feel like pushing a boulder up a mountain. With the addition of braces, lackluster brushing can lead to cavities, gum disease and permanent scarring. Removable Aligners significantly lowers the risk for permanent damage to the teeth and makes better oral hygiene easier.
Starting orthodontic treatment with braces definitely has a “breaking in” period, like buying a new pair of shoes. Brackets will irritate the cheeks and lips before the adjustment process is over, which varies person to person. Clear Aligners have a “breaking in” period as well, but generally the lips and cheeks are not effected by the addition of the Aligners.
Everyone knows that brackets come off when you have braces, whether it is due to something eaten or accidents. And when the brackets come off or wires poke, an additional appointment is necessary to resolve the situation. One of the greatest advantages to Removable Aligners is almost never needing emergency appointments, freeing up your schedule.
With over 30 years of experience creating beautiful smiles in Honolulu and Kapolei, you can feel confident that Dr. Steven Tottori will help you make the best choice for your child or teenager’s smile. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation, we can’t wait to meet you.