John P. Krueger, DDS, PA

Essix® Clear Orthodontics Can Straighten Your Smile Discreetly and Comfortably

When you are happy with your smile, your beauty and confidence can shine. For patients who are unhappy with misaligned teeth, Dr. John Krueger can provide the Essix® aligner system of clear braces. His Palm Harbor, FL, practice is proud to offer these clear aligning trays, which can quickly and discreetly straighten your teeth. They are inconspicuous, removable, and comfortable, making them easy to integrate into your life. To find out if this is the right solution for you, contact us today.

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Clear aligners offer a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. 

A New Approach to Orthodontics

Instead of using traditional brackets and wires, Essix® uses a series of clear mouthpieces to gradually move teeth into proper alignment. They can address most of the issues traditionally treated with metal braces, including:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite

During your initial consultation, Dr. Krueger will determine if Essix® is the right dental treatment for your needs. 

How Essix® Works

Using x-rays and impressions of your teeth, Dr. Krueger will plan the exact tooth movements needed to achieve a straight smile. This data will guide technicians in creating a custom series of aligners. You will wear these aligners all day, taking them out only for eating and daily oral hygiene – in total, you will wear the Essix® aligners about 22 hours each day. Every two weeks, you will replace your aligners with the next in the series.

Because the trays are made just for you, they are very comfortable, especially when compared to traditional metal braces. Meanwhile, the mouthpieces are virtually invisible. With Essix® clear aligners, there is no need to feel self-conscious during treatment.

Enjoy all the Benefits of Essix® Aligners

Essix® clear aligners offer a number of outstanding benefits:

  • Fewer Lifestyle Restrictions: Patients with Essix® aligners can continue to enjoy all the foods they love. Since the retainers are removable, you simply take them out while you are eating or snacking. Similarly, you can brush and floss just as easily as ever, without the interference of brackets and wires.
  • Fewer Dental Visits: With Essix® aligners, there is no need for the constant adjustments of traditional orthodontic appliances. As a result, patients with Essix® alignment trays need far fewer trips to the dentist throughout treatment.
  • Enhanced Confidence: Essix® aligner trays are made of a clear plastic, making them very discreet. Patients don't have to feel self-conscious about conspicuous dental hardware. For many of our patients, this is literally the most attractive benefit of all!

Essix® aligning trays are easily compatible with your lifestyle. If you can commit to wearing your mouthpieces and caring meticulously for your teeth and gums, you can achieve the smile you have always wanted in about the same amount of time that traditional braces would require.

Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today

To find out how Essix® aligners can give you a straighter, more beautiful smile, contact our Palm Harbor office today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a stunning new smile!

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