Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear
aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are
designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear
aligners use gradual pressure to control tooth movement, but without any
metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic
material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment
progresses you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your
teeth move a little more with every change.
Aligners are worn for at least 22 hours each day, with new aligners every
two to three weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity
of your case, and like braces treatment time varies
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
Clear aligners are removable,
so it's easier for you to brush
and floss after meals
Clear aligners prevent wear
on the teeth from tooth
Clear aligners are
comfortable and less likely to
irritate your gums and cheeks.
Clear aligners are easier to
keep clean, making it easier to
maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
If you're interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to your orthodontist about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you've always wanted.