About Smart Moves®
Smart Moves can be used for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. Similar to Invisalign or ClearCorrect, this innovative clear braces system uses removable aligners. There is one aligner for the upper and lower teeth, which are like a mouth guard, only thinner and virtually invisble.
Depending on your goals, you'll have a series of aligners to wear which will gently reposition your teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue or TMJ.
Smart Moves can treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
How Smart Moves® Works
One of the greatest advantages of Smart Moves is that you don't need to visit an orthodontist! We can handle your entire treatment in our Bedford TX dental office. The first step is an initial examination with the doctor to determine if Smart Moves treatment is right for you. If it appears that invisible braces are an option, we will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth.
Our dentists will create a personalized treatment plan that will determine exactly how the teeth are straightened, number of aligners you need and approximate length of your treatment.
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, our treatment plan will be translated into a series of custom fit invisible trays that fit your teeth perfectly.
You will wear each aligner for about two weeks. In no time, you'll notice a gradual shift in your teeth, bringing them closer and closer to the desired result. The clear braces can be removed when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.
Smart Moves® vs Braces
Studies indicate clear braces can lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Smart Moves aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for. With clear braces you don't have to worry about having brackets tightened, wearing bands or having food particles trapped between your braces and teeth.
Smart Moves invisible braces are made of an ultra thin, ultra clear, hard-soft plastic. Most patients wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each, completing treatment in 6 – 12 months.
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Smart Moves offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health due to better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- No special visits to the orthodontists office
- More predictable treatment planning with 3-D technology
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation
Smart Moves® FAQs
How much do invisible braces cost?
Smart Moves invisible braces are a very cost effective treatment for straightening your smile. Smart Moves typicaly costs less than other leading brands like Invisalign. The final cost of your treatment will depend primarily on the number of aligners needed to achieve your desired results.
Is Smart Moves covered by insurance?
Clear braces are typically not covered by insurance. Our staff will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer financing options and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of their treatment.
How long will treatment take?
Most patients complete treatment in 6 to 12 months. Some patients may be able to complete treatment in as few as 3 months.