Clear Aligner Orthodontic Consultation
Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth
Clear aligners are the most versatile and convenient choice among all orthodontic treatments. Made of a clear, flexible material, orthodontic aligners are comfortable, virtually invisible and removable, making them a popular choice for adults and teens who are seeking a more discreet approach to straightening their teeth. Clear aligners treat the same bite and alignment issues that traditional metal braces do, without the brackets and wires.
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How Do Clear Aligners Work?
A series of custom-made aligner trays is used to gradually shift your teeth into place. Each tray is designed to move just one tooth or one section of teeth at a time. Once the tray’s work is complete (typically one week), we move on to the next.
Are Teeth Aligners Painful?
Because there are no brackets and wires, clear aligners do not cause significant pain or soreness. In some cases, patients feel temporary discomfort (pressure) for the first few days after switching trays. That pressure may be uncomfortable initially but is actually a good sign that the trays are doing their job!
When Can You Take Out Teeth Aligner Trays?
Aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day. They should only be removed for cleaning, eating and drinking. To clean your aligners, simply brush them without toothpaste and rinse each time you brush your teeth.
How Long Do Clear Aligners Take to Straighten Teeth?
Treatment time typically falls within the range of 6-12 months. All patients will be required to wear nightly retainers after treatment is complete to prevent regression. This will all be discussed as part of your overall customized treatment plan.
For more information on the various invisible braces solutions, please give us a call at 630-627-1495! You may also want to visit Invisalign for additional more information.