Numerous patients want to straighten their smile but do not enjoy the look of traditional braces. With clear aligners, it’s possible to achieve your desired smile without people noticing.
What are clear aligners?
clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces by utilizing custom-made plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into place. You will need to replace your aligners every two weeks, and over the course of treatment will go through a series of 18 to 30 aligners. Patients who choose clear aligners can enjoy eating foods with no restrictions and can maintain proper oral hygiene easier due to being able to remove the trays.
What Can I Expect Over the Course of Treatment?
During your first appointment, we will take x-rays, photos, and molds of your teeth. Using these images, a custom treatment plan will be created. During your next appointment, we will go over how to properly care for your aligners. It is recommended to wear the aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day for best results. Due to the technology of our aligner trays, your teeth can shift more efficiently. This allows for quicker office visits and a shorter treatment length than traditional braces.
Who is a Candidate for Clear Aligners?
Both teens and adults can benefit from clear aligners. Worried your teen won’t wear them often? With clear aligners, you will never feel self-conscious about your smile again while straightening your teeth.