Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not wish to wear metal braces or for those who have previously undergone treatment and require minor adjustments to their smile. Clear aligners provide an effective alternative to traditional braces by utilizing a system of clear, removable trays that are used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually shift them into their proper position. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth varies depending on the individual’s orthodontic issue and the required correction. It is important to note that clear aligners may not be suitable for everyone, and the best way to determine if they are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with us.
Similar to braces, clear aligners apply gradual force to control tooth movement, but without the use of metal wires or brackets. Throughout the course of treatment, you will switch aligners as prescribed. Each aligner is slightly different, allowing your teeth to move a bit more with every change. Aligners should be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day, and you will receive a new aligner every 2-3 weeks. The duration of your treatment depends on the severity of your case and can range from six months to two years.