Oakland Uniform Teeth Clear Aligners

What is Uniform Teeth?

Uniform Teeth is a type of clear aligner to straighten teeth. It combines the benefits of both in-office and at-home aligners. They are more affordable than conventional braces or in-office treatments. This type of clear aligner can treat simple to complex cases of malocclusion.

Up until today, there have been two types of clear aligners: in-office OR at-home. In-office aligners such as Invisalign need regular visits to your dentists to check the progress of the treatment. At-home aligners can be done at home with consultations from virtual orthodontists or dentist check-ups.

Now, there is a new type of clear aligner that is a hybrid between at-home and in-office aligners. This is perfect for patients who want the convenience of at-home aligners and the assurance of in-office monitoring.

Uniform Teeth clear aligners combine the components of both at-home and in-office aligners. These are more affordable than regular braces or even Invisalign. The genius behind this treatment is Dr. Kjed Aamodt, DDS. He is a respected doctor and member of the American Dental Association.

With Uniform Teeth, you’ll need up to three to five visits during your entire treatment time. Treatment times are similar to at-home aligners with mild adjustments and can take just six months. Unlike other types of at-home aligners, Uniform Teeth can treat even the most complex and severe cases while costing much less than other treatment methods.

How does Uniform Teeth Invisible Aligners work?

Uniform Teeth are slightly different from both at-home and in-office aligners. With in-office, you meet your orthodontist or dentist every four to six months to see how the treatment progresses. At at-home, you do everything remotely such as making impressions at home and checking in with your orthodontist or dentist online.

You also have the option to visit a dental office to have an initial consultation and take 3D scans of your teeth instead of taking impressions of your own. After the initial visit, the rest of your treatment is done remotely.

Here’s how Uniform Teeth aligners work:

  1. Meet in person with an orthodontist or dentist for a full examination, 3D scans, and 360-degree x-ray of your teeth.
  2. Your teeth will be examined and then discuss your orthodontic care needs and treatment plan.
  3. When the aligners are ready and you get to wear them, you can check in with your orthodontist throughout the treatment time remotely by using the smartphone application. You’ll get around five visits to your orthodontist or dentist throughout your entire treatment time.
  4. When you’ve completed your treatment plan, you’ll get to meet your orthodontist to discuss the next steps. If both of you are satisfied with the results, then the treatment is officially finished. You’ll get to wear the retainers that you only need to wear at night for the rest of your life to keep the teeth from moving back into place.

How long does the Uniform Teeth treatment take?

Treatment time varies from case to case and it depends upon the severity of the problem. With proper care and attention, treatment time can last for 6 months, using only 12 aligners. Complex cases can take up to two years using 48 to 50 aligners.

One of the advantages of these aligners is that they are fully removable; however, to get the best results, the aligners will need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.

How much does Uniform Teeth Cost?

The cost of this treatment is not the same for every patient. That’s because Uniform Teeth does not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, there are three levels of treatment and this is dependent on the severity of the malocclusion and each level has a different cost.

  • Level 1 is for minor aesthetic changes and it can take less than 6 months to complete.
  • Level 2 is for mild to moderate spacing, crowding, and misalignment fixes and can take between 6 to 10 months to complete.
  • Level 3 is for severe complex cases needing significant spacing, crowding, or misalignment fixes that can take more than 10 months to complete.

Typically the cost of clear aligners treatment is almost on par with traditional braces treatment. In some cases, the cost may be more but it won’t cost as much as lingual braces.

What orthodontic problems can Uniform Teeth treat?

Because of the in-person supervision with trained orthodontists, Uniform Teeth can cover a wide range of cases and malocclusions.

For Crossbite

Crossbite occurs when the upper teeth are biting on the inside of the lower teeth. This can occur only on the front sides of the mouth. We recommend having it corrected as soon as possible.

Crossbites can cause the following:

  • When the teeth have premature wear
  • Gum disease
  • Bone loss
  • Weak chewing patterns
  • Less attractive smile
  • Asymmetrical jaw development

Open Bite Malocclusion

This condition occurs when the upper and lower jaw is forced outward in such a way the upper and lower jaws do not touch when you close your mouth. The timing of the treatment is important to the success of the Uniform Teeth treatment.

If this condition is not treated, it can cause the following

  • Premature wear of the molars.
  • A less attractive smile.
  • Jaw joint dysfunction.

For Overbite

When the patient has an overbite, there is an overlap between the upper and lower teeth. In an extreme case of an overbite, it can cause a non-symmetrical eruption of the front and lower teeth. It can also affect the development of the bone in which the teeth are supported.

An overbite can cause the following:

Lower front part biting onto the gum tissue, which could lead to periodontal problems.
Unusual wear of the lower part of the mouth.

For Underbite

In an underbite, the teeth bite the front of the teeth. This is normally caused by the undergrowth of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. This condition is caused by the flared lower incisors, tipped back incisors, missing upper portion, or a combination of each.

Underbite needs to be corrected immediately because:

  • Your smile is less attractive.
  • It prevents the correct functions of the mouth.
  • Can cause jaw-joint dysfunction.

Gaps in teeth, Diastema

Tooth gaps or diastema is a dental condition in which a visible space exists between two or more teeth. IT is common between the two front incisors. Diastema is a common and minor type of misalignment and Uniform Teeth will be able to treat it.

When the tooth gap is considered a minor dental issue that typically affects a few teeth and is not affected by bite misalignment or other complications, Uniform Teeth can be used to treat it.

When cases call for a more involved movement of the teeth or jaw, dentists will supplement Uniform Teeth with elastics or attachment. These attachments are discreet, tooth-colored devices that permit intricate tooth movement.

To make sure your dentist is skilled in Uniform Teeth treatment, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recommends that you ask your dentist for before and after photos, references, and proof of continuing education before undergoing treatment.

This treatment is eligible for preteens, teens, and adult patients and those who had braces in the past.

Before and After Pictures

Crossbite resolved

  • Improved Bite Functionality
  • Class 2 Bite correction
  • Realigned Smile

Ideal Overjet Achieved

  • Gingival Margins Aligned
  • Matching Gum Lines
  • Eliminated Edge to Edge Bite Relationship

Resolved Lower Crowding

  • Equilibrated Bite
  • Improved Bite Relationship

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Oaktown Dental offers clear aligners for adults and teens to achieve straighter, more beautiful teeth. Schedule an appointment at Oakland, CA and find out what your options are for getting a healthy, even smile.

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Make an appointment to learn more about Uniform Teeth and the Orthodontics options we have to offer at our office in Oakland, CA. Our orthodontists and caring staff are ready to make your smile bright again.

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Picking a dentist convenient to where you live or work or go to school is essential when you are trying to save time and money. There may be a few treatment or follow-up appointments in addition to routine visits later. Having your dental office nearby will make things easier. Look for a specialist with excellent reviews and Before & After Pictures for Invisalign and one you feel comfortable with.

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