Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and involve a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Clear aligners are not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces and are designed to guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any wires or brackets.
The aligners are made from a strong plastic material that has been customized to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses, you switch aligners every 2 weeks and your teeth move a little more with every change. Aligners are worn for at least 22 hours each day.
The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case. Treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Advantages of clear aligners
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who do not want to wear metal braces. They also work for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to treatment with clear aligners.
- Clear aligners are less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it is easier for you to brush and floss. This makes it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
If you are interested in clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to Drs. Fasy and Brown about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you have always wanted.