Clear Aligners FAQs

 

How are clear aligners used to straighten teeth.

Will clear aligner treatment fit my lifestyle?

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
  • You can remove your aligners so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • There’s no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
  • Be yourself with aligners. Since they are clear, you don’t have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • With aligner treatment, it’s easy to make your smile picture-perfect for that special occasion.
  • Clear aligner treatment appointments work with your schedule.

What is the clear aligner system?

The clear aligner system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Aligner treatment uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to depict your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.

Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth — and your teeth only — to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn about one to two weeks (based on your doctors recommendation) before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved.

Your clear aligner treatment time will be determined by your doctor based on your specific needs.

What are the primary benefits of clear aligner treatment?

Aligners are clear, which makes the treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Clear aligners are also removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.

Unlike traditional metal braces, aligner treatment does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you’ll spend less time in the doctor’s chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love.

Lastly, aligner treatment technology allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How many patients are in aligner treatment?

More than 5,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with clear aligners. The number of smiles grows daily. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation so we can answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you’ve always wanted.