What are Clear Aligners?
If you’re looking for a way to completely transform your smile, clear aligner treatment is the best option for you. Clear aligners help to straighten and realign your smile to correct issues with misalignment and malocclusion. These aligners are virtually invisible, so no one but the dental team will even know that they’re in place. Treatment is quicker and easier than traditional metal braces, and clear aligners are ideal for patients of all ages.
Why would Clear Aligners be needed?
If you have orthodontic problems, these issues can affect more than just your self-esteem. You might find it difficult to brush and floss properly because of severe overcrowding and misalignment. This is why it is important that you seek out orthodontic treatment as soon as possible. It is never too early or too late for you to consider treatment either for yourself or a child.
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Who is a candidate for Clear Aligners?
Clear aligner treatment is ideal for most older children, teens and adults. The aligners can and should be removed throughout the day when brushing, eating and flossing. Because of this, patients need to be committed to treatment and have the ability to replace the aligners as needed. Many of our patients prefer clear aligner treatment because it’s more comfortable than metal brackets and wiring.
What happens during the Clear Aligner process?
The treatment process will begin with a consultation. This consultation allows us to get to know you and your individual needs. We will then take impressions to be used to make the first set of clear aligners. You will wear these aligners for a specified amount of time, usually 22 hours each day. You will need to remove the trays whenever you eat, brush or floss. You will then come back into the office after a few weeks to have new aligners made as your teeth begin to shift. You will begin to notice a difference in your smile in just a few weeks, and most patients are finished with treatment in under two years.
If you’re interested in clear aligner treatment, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.