Clear aligners straighten your teeth without brackets and wires, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. The aligners are virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth.
Clear aligners combine advanced 3D 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. After sending precise treatment instructions, clear aligners use advanced computer technology to translate these instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners unique to you. Each aligner is worn for 1 week and is only taken out to eat, brush, floss, and drink anything but plain water. 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. Before you know it, you'll be smiling like you never have before!
Clear aligners also are a perfect alternative for the teenager who is looking for a way to straighten their teeth without using metal or ceramic braces. Since the aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic, they are practically invisible! With clear aligners, you can keep doing what you love as a teenager, including playing sports or playing any type of musical instrument. Unlike braces, you can still eat almost any type of food since the aligners can be removed at any time.
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified can diagnose and treat using clear aligners. Clear aligners are not appropriate for every patient. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if clear aligners can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, please contact us to make an appointment for a consultation.