Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position.
To find out if clear aligners are the right option for you, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson and our treatment coordinators.
How do clear aligners work?
Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses you switch aligners approximately every 2 weeks. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every change.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and you'll receive a set of aligners to be switched every 2 weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
- Clear aligners are easy to keep clean, simply using soap and water to wash them, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners provide a barrier and prevent wear on the teeth from potential tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it's easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
If you're interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, please call our office at 317-272-4755 to scheduled a consultation. We look forward to seeing you!