Clear aligners are a popular alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear traditional braces. They’re a great choice whether you need major adjustments or minor corrections.
Made from a strong, patented tri-layer plastic, your customized series of aligner trays will gradually adjust the position of your teeth over the course of your treatment. Typically, aligner treatment can last anywhere from 3-18 months, depending on the degree of movement needed to achieve the smile you want.
Clear aligners have many advantages over traditional braces:
They’re removable, which makes brushing and flossing easier.
They’re easy to clean.
They’re comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
They’re nearly invisible! Most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.
They help prevent tooth wear from grinding.
They require fewer visits to the dentist.
After a thorough examination and discussion, your dentist will create your customized aligner therapy. In a few weeks, you’ll have a follow-up visit to review your treatment plan and receive your first box of aligners. For best results, you should wear them for 20-22 hours each day. You will change to a new aligner every 1-3 weeks, depending on your individual treatment plan. Once you have completed your series of aligners, it is recommended that you wear an overnight retainer to maintain your smile.
Clear aligners are exceptionally affordable with our in-office payment plan.
Ready to find out if clear aligners are the right choice for you? Schedule your consultation today!