Clear Aligners are the newest technological advancement in the world of orthodontics. In the past, if you wanted to fix crowded, crooked, or oddly angled teeth, you would have to get unsightly wires bonded to your teeth. Now, we have the technology to adjust your smile with a transparent tray that is virtually unnoticeable.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners are a series of invisible trays that are designed to gradually move your teeth into a predetermined position. We can achieve the smile of your dreams with the help of our computer-generated mold of your teeth in their current position and the desired location.
After the aligners have been created, you wear them for at least twenty hours a day, only take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
Every two weeks, you will switch out your current tray for the next size in the series to keep your teeth moving into the desired position. Each tray moves your teeth about one and a half millimeters.
How Long Does It Take for Clear Aligners Work?
Treatment time for Clear Aligners varies from patient to patient, depending on age and severity of your tooth displacement. However, the typical length of treatment is generally between twelve and sixteen months!
As the latest advancement in orthodontic replacement, Clear Aligners have many benefits compared to their wire counterparts. Though braces will help you get the same smile you dream of, Clear Aligners are worlds better when it comes to ease of treatment.
With traditional braces, you wear wires 24/7 for the duration of your treatment, which can last years. Whereas, with Clear Aligners, you can take them out whenever you need to allow you to eat those sticky foods, floss more easily, and much more.
Other Advantages of Clear Aligners:
Clear Aligners are less likely to irritate your teeth and gums.
Clear Aligners prevent tooth grinding.
Clear Aligners are virtually transparent.
Clear Aligners take less treatment time.
Are Clear Aligners Right for You?
Many of our patients that take advantage of Clear Aligners are adults who were unable to get braces when they were younger or who have had braces, but their teeth have moved back to their original position.
However, Clear Aligners can be a great treatment option for almost anyone with healthy teeth! To see if Clear Aligners are right for you, contact our doctors to schedule your consultation and start your journey to the beautiful, straight smile you have always wanted!