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Clear Aligners for Teeth

Also commonly called invisible aligners, clear aligners are an orthodontic device used to fix crooked teeth. Compared to braces, they are virtually invisible and are easily removable by the patient.

Each clear aligner tray is custom-made to fit your mouth and the orthodontic treatment you need. They can be used to fix a variety of orthodontic problems such as overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, and open bites. They may even be used by children to help make room for incoming permanent teeth amongst existing baby teeth.

How Do Our Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners are an excellent option for anyone who needs orthodontic treatment but doesn’t want it to look too obvious. Fortunately, they’re also extremely easy to use.

The first step in designing clear aligners that will work for you is to create a treatment plan. You’ll talk with our orthodontist about what you want to achieve with your clear aligners, and we’ll create a custom treatment plan with your goals in mind. This plan is critical in designing aligners that will work.

Once your plan has been created, your orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth. With your teeth impressions, aligners will be designed for your teeth using 3D modeling. After the model is completed, your aligners will be manufactured and returned to you.

The aligners are made to help you work towards your goal, and they may feel a bit uncomfortable at first. This is because they’re shifting your teeth. A little discomfort is to be expected, but talk to your orthodontist if they’re too uncomfortable.

Every 2 or 3 weeks, your aligners will be replaced to continue your treatment. The frequency depends on how quickly your teeth move to adjust to the new tray. Treatment will continue until you’ve achieved your orthodontic goals at which point you will receive retainers to wear at night. It’s vital to continue wearing these retainers, or your treatment will wear off, and your teeth might return to the way they were before.

Clearly Modern

Clearly Modern is a new brand of clear aligners focused on affordability. These aligners use the same technology as other brands but are available at a more affordable rate. Using 3D scanners to create your aligners, Clearly Modern makes orthodontic treatment accessible to everyone.

With Clearly Modern, you get reliable results. Our top-quality aligners can be adjusted to meet your lifestyle needs. Clearly Modern aligners are incredibly discreet, making them perfect for professionals who don’t want to draw attention to their orthodontic work. It can accomplish your orthodontic goals in as little as four months, though it won’t hinder your lifestyle choices if you need longer.

Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular brands of clear aligners. Similar to other brands of clear aligners, Invisalign uses teeth impressions and clear trays to help you achieve your orthodontic goals.

You’ll first need to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist in order to take teeth impressions and start your Invisalign treatment. After your first appointment, your impressions will be created. You’ll pick them up from your orthodontist once they’re ready and begin your treatment.

During your treatment, you’ll have regular check-in appointments with your orthodontist to ensure that your treatment is going as planned. If any adjustments need to be made or you need to change your treatment, your orthodontist will be able to help you through the process.

Depending on the severity of your orthodontic problems, Invisalign treatment may last as little as four months, though it may take longer. The average length of treatment with Invisalign is 12 to 18 months, so don’t be worried if your treatment takes longer than expected.

Itero

ITero scanners are a vital tool in creating clear aligners. Using advanced technology, iTero captures an accurate scan of your teeth and gums and renders a perfect 3D model of the scan. With iTero, your orthodontist can show you the results you’ll get based on your decided treatment plan. So before you even begin, you’ll know the results!

Itero allows for faster appointments, so you won’t have to spend so much time at each appointment. Instead of taking a mold of your teeth and making you sit in a chair while the putty sets, iTero scans your teeth for an immediate mold that can then be used to update your aligners.

Facts To Know About Clear Aligners

Want to know more about clear aligners?

  • They’re 100% custom and designed with the patient’s comfort and orthodontic goals in mind.
  • They allow you to benefit from orthodontic treatment with fewer appointments compared to braces.
  • Clear aligners are so much more comfortable than braces. They don’t cut or graze your cheeks or the sides of your mouth like braces tend to do. You won’t experience as much irritation or soreness.
  • By straightening your teeth, clear aligners improve your dental hygiene and keep your teeth healthy for longer.
  • They’re designed for adults and adolescents! Unlike braces, clear aligners are designed to meet the daily needs and lifestyle of more mature patients and require more discipline as they need to be removed at meals and cleaned routinely.
  • They’re best for minor or moderate corrections, though your orthodontist will be able to tell you if they’re suitable for you or not.
  • You do need to brush your teeth more often. In fact, it is recommended that you clean your teeth after every meal so that food particles and plaque don’t get stuck and cause other issues like cavities.