Realine in Southlake
Do you have an uneven smile? For many people, crooked or crowded teeth cause embarrassment. In fact, smile misalignment can also increase the risk of serious dental issues. If you suffer from minor misalignment or haven’t worn your retainers as recommended following orthodontic treatment, Realine can restore your smile to optimal appearance.
Health Benefits of Even Smiles
Without treatment, uneven smiles can cause more than just esthetic issues. When our teeth overlap or exhibit other common alignment issues, thorough brushing and flossing can be difficult. As a result, stray food particles can become trapped between teeth, where bacteria break them down. Soon, plaque buildup plagues your smile, weakening your outer enamel, increasing the risk of tooth decay. In addition, plaque buildup also inflames the gums, elevating the chances of developing gum disease. Addressing your misalignment improves both the health and beauty of your smile.
Who Qualifies for Realine?
Interested in receiving treatment with Realine? First, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright. He will perform a thorough examination of your smile and assess the extent of your alignment issues. From there, he will decide if Realine offers the best route to a transformed smile. Realine helps patients who exhibit:
- Minor crowding
- Small gaps between teeth
- Orthodontic relapse
- Mild anterior rotation
How Does Realine Work?
Realine is a product offered by Align Technology, the same company behind the breakthrough Invisalign orthodontic system. Like Invisalign, Realine uses clear plastic aligners to correct misalignment and improve smile beauty. First, Dr. Wright will take impressions, and possibly photographs and x-rays, of your smile. These materials will then be sent to Realine, where five sets of clear aligners will be fabricated. Simply wear the aligners between 20 and 23 hours a day, removing them before meals or when brushing your teeth. The entire treatment process typically takes between three and four months.
To find out if you’re a candidate for Realine, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron by by calling our dental office today at (817) 481-7999. Located in Southlake, TX, we’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.