If you have slight imperfections in the alignment of your teeth, and are concerned about undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment using brackets and archwires, you should consider dental Bioliners. A Bioliner is a small aligner made of 0.030mm ultra clear plastic and a soft thermal plastic insert along with a suck down retainer. Bioliners are best suited for slightly misaligned teeth and are not sufficient to correct severe misalignment.
How Bioliners Work
Bioliners are most effective to correct minor crowding and relapsed alignments. The dentist must first take an impression of your teeth which is sent to the Bioliners lab for your custom inserts to be fabricated. The thermal plastic insert fits over the affected teeth, gently exerting pressure to move the teeth into the desired alignment. Unlike traditional braces or even Invisalign, Bioliners typically need to be worn for only 4-6 weeks to achieve the desired results. The device can move teeth up to 1.5 mm. Bioliners can correct minor overcrowding, spaces or gaps and crooked or rotated teeth. Bioliner treatment is completed in two stages, the first with a silicone insert and the second with a more rigid insert that completes the movement.
Dental Bioliners in Mt. Pleasant, SC
There are many choices on the market today to correct teeth misalignment like gaps and overcrowding. Your dentist will work with you to find the right corrective solution. Bioliners work faster than and are much less expensive than Invisalign clear aligners. If you think Bioliners might work for you, make an appointment today to discuss your options with Dr. Hogan at Smiles by Hogan.
For a free consultation, and to see if you might be a candidate for removable bioliners, make an appointment to see Dr. Kevin Hogan at Smiles by Hogan for a Bioliner consultation. Dr. Hogan serves patients across the Charleston, SC area, including patients in Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, West Ashley and surrounding areas.
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If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.
He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.