If you are considering orthodontic treatment and looking for a more discreet option than traditional metal braces, our orthodontist may recommend clear aligners. Clear aligners are made from smooth, thin plastic and are designed to move your teeth into their optimal positions while also allowing you to maintain a natural-looking appearance. They are an especially popular option among teenagers and working professionals.
Your clear aligners are custom designed and computer generated to fit your teeth and smile perfectly. They are both comfortable and nearly invisible, and they work to gradually move your teeth through a series of small changes. When you receive clear aligners, our orthodontist will instruct you to switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks as your treatment progresses until your teeth have reached their final positions. Your aligners are also removable, which will allow you to eat, brush and floss with ease.
Remember, you need to wear your aligners frequently, as directed by our orthodontist, to ensure that you achieve the results you are looking for. We also recommend that you clean your aligners regularly. As they are made from clear plastic, your aligners may cause your teeth to appear dirty, yellowed or stained if not cleaned often.
To learn more about clear aligner orthodontic treatment and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, call our office today!