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Orthodontic Aligners: Common Questions Asked

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If you have questions about orthodontic aligners, then our orthodontist, Drs. Mahlmann and Borders, are here to help you find the answers. The more you know about aligners, the better! In fact, knowing the answers to your questions helps ensure it’s the right treatment for you and your smile. To help you, our orthodontist is happy to provide answers to commonly asked questions, like:

Q: How will orthodontic aligners help me?

A: The aligners will gently shift your teeth into the proper positions. This is possible because they will be shaped to make the teeth adjust. As you wear the aligners, and as you change to new aligners, the teeth will move into the right places to keep you on track with the treatment.

Q: What will treatment be like with orthodontic aligners?

A: You will be able to remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss, but you will need to wear the aligners all other hours of the day. Because the aligners are clear, it can be tough for others to see that you are aligning your smile.

Q: How do I know if aligners are right for me?

A: Your dentist will examine your mouth, consider your alignment and smile goals and determine if this is the right treatment for you.

Do you have any questions about orthodontic aligners that weren’t included in this blog? If so, our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can. All you need to do is reach out to Drs. Mahlmann and Borders at 281-342-6311 and we will be happy to tell you all about orthodontic aligners in Richmond, Texas!