Perhaps you have some crooked teeth that you want to get straightened out, but you’re not into having braces. If you want that Hollywood smile but the thought of braces makes you cringe, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners!
WHAT ARE CLEAR ALIGNERS?
Clear aligners are an appliance that orthodontists use to move your teeth and align your jaw to create a healthy, beautiful smile.
DO THEY WORK LIKE BRACES?
Like traditional braces, clear aligners are designed to move teeth a little bit at a time, and wearing them puts gentle pressure on the teeth, repositioning them ever so slightly.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GETTING CLEAR ALIGNERS
Before we begin treatment, our orthodontist will examine and take diagnostic records including x-rays, photos, and impressions or even digital scans of your teeth.
Once we land on a diagnosis, we’ll work with the aligner software to design your smile and plan the treatment process. With your specific end goal in mind, we’ll create a series of plastic aligners. These aligners are plastic replicas of your teeth which will guide your teeth into healthy positions over time, week by week.
Over the course of treatment, your teeth will reach their ideal places, according to your customized treatment plan. As each mouth is unique, the total number of aligners will vary by the unique needs of each patient. Patients will need to wear retainers after their teeth reach their new positions.
HOW MUCH DO CLEAR ALIGNERS COST?
The cost of clear aligners can range depending on your own unique situation. The Dental Lounge offers easy payment plans with 0% interest, designed to keep your smile looking its best.