What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are designed to straighten your smile and improve your oral functionality. For individuals who have crooked or crowded teeth, you can benefit from having these aligners fitted to improve your smile. You will love the fact that you’re straightening your teeth without the need for metal braces and brackets. Clear aligners are great for patients of varying ages.
Why might you need Clear Aligners?
You might require clear aligner treatment if you have crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth. Rather than continue to feel badly about the way that you look, we can fit you with clear aligners in a way that improves your smile. In doing so, you’ll have a straight smile that is easier to care for each day. This is because people with overly crowded teeth may find it difficult to brush and floss regularly.
Who is a candidate for Clear Aligners?
The best candidate for clear aligners is anyone who is able to commit to treatment. For example, you should realize that the aligners must be worn for roughly 22 hours a day in order for them to work effectively. For younger children, they need to know that the aligners have to be removed when eating and brushing and replaced immediately after. We can examine your smile to determine if clear aligner treatment is right for you.
What happens during Clear Aligner treatment?
The clear aligner treatment process will begin with an exam. We take x-rays and impressions of your teeth and make new clear aligner trays for you to wear. We then provide you with these aligners and instruct you on how to wear them. It is crucial that you wear them consistently throughout the day and night in order for them to work effectively. You can expect treatment to last anywhere from a few months to about two years depending on how severely crowded your teeth currently are.
If you would like to come into our office for clear aligner treatment, call us today and we’ll be happy to further assist you.