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Do you have questions about orthodontic aligners? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Dwayne Patritto, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. The more you know about aligners, the better. It can even help you decide if it’s the right treatment for you! So, our orthodontist would like to help you by providing the answers to common aligner questions, like:

Q: How will orthodontic aligners help me?

A: The aligners will gently push your teeth into place with pressure. This is possible because the aligners will be pre-made to represent the smile your teeth will need to shift to. By wearing the aligner, the teeth will adjust to the formation of the aligner.

Q: What will treatment be like with orthodontic aligners?

A: The aligners are removable, so you will be able to take them out when you brush, floss, rinse and eat. But you will need to keep the aligner in the mouth at all other times. Because the aligner is made of clear plastic, many won’t even notice you’re aligning the teeth.

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

A: Your dentist will examine the smile and determine if this treatment is best for your orthodontic and oral health situation. Typically, those who have less severe misalignment issues can benefit from this treatment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about orthodontic aligners in Ottumwa, Iowa, please contact Patritto Orthodontics at 641-682-8143. When you reach out to our orthodontic team, we will be more than happy to help you!