Clear aligners are an innovative way of straightening teeth that are slightly out of alignment. Clear aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to facilitate movement over time. Every Clear Aligner system is customized to the patient, who will wear the aligners on a daily basis for a period of several weeks or months. With clear aligners, there is no need for metal braces that are expensive, restrictive, and indiscreet. Instead, patients can achieve their ideal smiles affordably, conveniently, and inconspicuously. The Clear Aligner system also offers unique features designed to make treatment safer and more appealing:
- Composed of a BPA-free plastic that is optimized for comfort and fit.
- Can straighten teeth in as little as 90 days when worn as directed.
- The innovative plastic is virtually invisible when applied to the teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for the Clear Aligner system?
You could be a candidate for clear aligner treatment if you have all of your adult teeth and some of them are slightly out of alignment. Whether they are overlapping, leaning, or have gaps between them, these aligners are designed specifically for patients who require only small movements to achieve their cosmetic goals. Only a visit with your local dentist can help you determine if Clear Aligners are right for you, so schedule an appointment for a consultation if you are considering an orthodontic correction.
What should I expect during Clear Aligner treatment?
Your treatment will consist of a series of clear aligning trays that you will wear over your teeth at all times, with the exception of when you are eating, brushing or flossing. Because the Clear Aligner system is designed for small movements, your treatment is likely to last no more than a few months.
Will I need to follow any special post-treatment care instructions?
In order to preserve the new alignment of your teeth, you will need to wear a retainer. Your dentist can assist you in determining which type of retainer will best fit your lifestyle and preferences.