Clear aligners have changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires attached to your teeth, your teeth can now be straightened invisibly.
Clear aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth. Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to help create a custom-made series of aligners just for you. Using the latest technology, your doctor will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move through each stage and how they will look upon completion of treatment.
The Aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the custom plan your doctor has created just for you. There are no wires, rubber bands or metal brackets with clear aligners. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about using clear aligners is that most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
With clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Clear aligners are removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Clear aligners are comfortable. No metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
The process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. However, only a certified dentist like ours can undertake this procedure.
A set of aligners are worn for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed.
Total treatment time averages 11 months with the average number of aligners worn during treatment between 18 and 30. This of course will vary from case to case.
The system combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 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 orthodontist. 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. 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!
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