Simpli5 clear aligner system straightens and realigns the teeth using precise 3-D imaging technology. It consists of five sets of aligners that are invisible and lightweight. The procedure begins with taking a dental impression of the patient’s teeth. The impressions are scanned to produce 3D models. Five virtually invisible plastic aligners are then manufactured in 3-4 weeks. The first aligner is fitted in the patient’s mouth. All aligners are worn in succession for 3-4 weeks at a time.

Ideal candidates suffer from mild to moderate spacing and crowding issues or a minor relapse from previous orthodontic treatments. The procedure isn't suitable for patients suffering from major overcrowding or complicated tooth movement. Patients with unhealthy oral tissues are also not suitable candidates. The treatment isn't meant for children because their mouth is still developing.

The typical cost ranges from $900-$3000. Several factors influence the final cost including facility fees, any necessary medical tests and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure straightens and realigns the teeth. Once the aligners are in place, there is typically minimal irritation and discomfort experienced. They can be easily removed to eat, drink, brush or floss. Each set of aligners should be worn for 3-4 weeks, at least 20 hours a day, so the patient’s teeth can move slowly to the desired position. The total treatment time generally takes 3-5 months and the results are permanent.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

submitted on   Tue Jan, 26, 2016 by Kevin Brown, DDS     
A dental bridge uses a fixed prosthetic device to address missing teeth. The device is called a dental bridge because it bridges a gap between one or more missing teeth. The process uses the adjacent teeth to support the bridge/artificial teeth located in-between the natural teeth. The...