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Clear aligners are a successful option for quite a few alignment issues, including gaps between the teeth, crowding and overbites.

Clear Aligners

clear aligners have become a popular alternative to traditional braces. they are a unique dental aligner system that digitally corrects orthodontic issues such as the alignment of the teeth or jaw. The result of state-of-the-art technology, it has been evolving and improving over the last few decades. Clear aligners are a successful option for quite a few alignment issues, including gaps between the teeth, crowding and overbites. Clear aligners will now correct many of the same problems that traditional braces have done. The clear aligners system is created from clear, plastic aligner trays that are worn on your teeth. The plastic trays are worn daily and are changed out every two weeks to continue advancing the corrective treatment.

 

The entire team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for your evaluation regarding the benefits of the clear aligner system for you. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offers similar corrective results without the hassle that comes with traditional braces. The trays are made of translucent plastic and are more comfortable to wear. There are no wires. This lowers your risk of injury to your mouth. The primary benefits include:

 

  • Transparent- One of the primary benefits with clear aligners is that they are clear and therefore discreet. Most people will never notice you are even wearing them.
  • Removable- Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, take pictures, or for special occasions.
  • Eat Your Favorite Foods- Since your aligners are removable, there are no limitations on what you can eat during your treatment. You simply need to remember to put the aligner back in.
  • Effective- Clear aligners delivers results. It effectively treats a wide range of orthodontic conditions across all ages.
  • Faster Treatment- Traditional braces may take several years to complete your treatment. With Clear aligners, you could get your alignment corrected within a year.
  • Healthy Smile- A straight smile is also a healthy smile. Having an aligned bite makes it easier to clean and care for your teeth and to continue to maintain good oral hygiene.

The Difference between Clear aligners and Traditional Braces?

Clear aligners and traditional braces both perform the same basic function, but there are major differences between the two. Each method still has its benefits and disadvantages. Traditional braces are still preferred to correct more severe alignment issues that clear aligners cannot correct. The cost of traditional braces is usually less than clear aligners, depending on the amount of correction and time involved.

 

The single primary difference in both methods is the materials used. Traditional braces are still made with metal or enamel, while clear aligners are made completely with translucent plastic. Because of the metal and wires used for traditional braces if you are physically active you can easily risk injury to your cheeks. This can be extremely uncomfortable and can only be treated by visiting Missouri River Dental. Traditional braces are fixed and not removeable. For this reason, they are difficult to clean, and certainly can be a nuisance depending on your lifestyle.

meet Dr. Timothy Anderson
meet Dr. Timothy Anderson

dr. anderson
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I believe in comprehensive, quality oral health care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each patient while still meeting their dental needs, wishes and expectations.”

meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle
meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle

dr. schuetzle
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I view my professional success as earning the trust of each individual patient and will work to build this by focusing on clinical thoroughness, comfort, and education so they can make the best informed decision.”

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our amazing team

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MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

At Missouri River Dental, our goal is to create an exceptional patient experience. We strive to exceed that experience through being compassionate, clinically thorough and providing excellent communication.

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The Clear aligners Procedure

The process of receiving clear aligners begins with a consultation at Missouri River Dental because our team has expert training with this system. At this evaluation, we take digital images of your teeth and your mouth. These images will become point A in helping us design your treatment plan. Once your personalized plan and goals are agreed upon by us together, we will introduce the amazing technology. A 3D CAD/CAM system uses the digital images we have captured to design a series of plastic trays that apply pressure to your teeth, just like traditional braces. We can also use this digital technology to show you an image of our goal, or point B, before we even begin.

 

Based on your treatment plan, you will be given the trays that are designed to be replaced every two weeks. Each tray will move a tooth or teeth .25 millimeters at a time. Deliberate and methodical movement without the discomfort of the metal braces. We will schedule appointments every two months so we can monitor the improvements to confirm it is proceeding according to our plan.

 

It is absolutely imperative, to achieve the desired results in your plan, that you wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day. They are removable, but this benefit cannot be abused. You need to monitor the time they are out of your mouth, or you will be extending the duration of your entire procedure.

Oral Health with Aligners

Using the clear aligners system can also help you maintain your oral hygiene. It is much easier for you to brush, floss, and rinse your mouth. You will also need to take diligent care of your aligners by keeping them clean. This just means rinsing them once a day and brushing them lightly with your toothbrush. Filling unwanted gaps, straightening crooked teeth, and adjusting your bite can be easy and successful with clear aligners if you take care of your teeth, your gums, and your aligners.

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Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make your appointment online for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding the benefits of clear aligners for you. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.

dr. anderson using the solea laser. missouri river dental <br>features the latest in dental technologies.
dr. anderson using the solea laser. missouri river dental
features the latest in dental technologies.

TECH AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

We were the first to bring the Solea Laser to North Dakota which allowed us to do fillings without anesthetic which was a game changer for the patient experience.

the missouri river dental team focuses on one thing. you.
the missouri river dental team focuses on one thing. you.

TEAM AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

All team members have an education focus in being constant learners in all things dental and you will experience that the minute you walk into our doors.

the primary focus of smile design is to reach the best aesthetic result for your smile.
the primary focus of smile design is to reach the best aesthetic result for your smile.

EDUCATION AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

We believe that our guests deserve the best in cutting edge technology and information; and we pride ourselves in being experts to answer questions for our guests.

our entire practice centralizes on <br>patient experience and positive dental outcomes.
our entire practice centralizes on
patient experience and positive dental outcomes.

EXPERIENCE AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

Our goal of this office was to create a dental atmosphere like no other in our community, almost a modern high end hotel-like experience for guests to arrive and feel at ease all while receiving exceptional dental care.