Clear Aligners straighten your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
By aligning your teeth it allows you to brush and floss and keep everything much cleaner.
By making it easier to clean your teeth, you can prevent gum disease by removing the plaque that you might otherwise miss which would then turn to calculus.
Straightening your teeth makes it easier for you to remove plaque and debris. Keeping the plaque off your teeth keeps the bacteria from building up. Removing the bacteria keeps the calculus from sitting under your gums which can cause bone loss. The bacteria can spread throughout your body and that is never a good thing for your overall health.
The Clear Aligner system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Clear aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your dental professional. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Clear Aligners are right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, clear aligner labs use advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about one to two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually, week by week, until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you'll be smiling like you never have before! To ensure the best possible results, only a dental professional who has been trained and certified by a clear aligner lab can diagnose and treat using clear aligners. Only a dental professional can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Clear Aligners can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.
How long will I have to wear the aligners? Every case is different. From 12 weeks and up.
Do I wear the aligners all the time. YES, 24/7 except to eat and clean your teeth.
Do I have to have retainers? YES Your treatment includes retainers and you will wear those 24/7 for a period of time then go to night time wear. If you don't wear them your teeth could begin to shift.