What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are clear trays that are worn to straighten teeth. Whether you have overcrowding or crookedness, or are simply unhappy with your smile, clear aligners are easy to wear and incredibly effective. They are invisible, so they don’t require the metal brackets and wiring that you may be used to seeing with traditional braces. They can be beneficial for pediatric as well as adult patients. We offer a variety of different clear aligner systems, such as ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and Ace Aligners.
Why are Clear Aligners needed?
These aligners work by applying a gentle pressure to the teeth. This pushes them into alignment, thus straightening your smile and improving the positioning of your dentition. This orthodontic treatment can help when it comes to feeling more confident about yourself, but it is also helpful in terms of oral health and hygiene. You are less likely to grind your teeth when the upper and lower jaw are in better alignment, and it is easier for you to brush and floss each day.
Who is a good candidate for Clear Aligners?
Most patients are good candidates for clear aligners. Dr. Ju will examine your teeth to determine if you’d benefit from clear aligner treatment. Because these aligners can be removed easily and have to be replaced in order for treatment to be effective, they may not be suitable for younger patients who could forget to wear them. However, if you need braces, clear aligners are often a viable alternative to metal brackets and wires.
What can you expect during Clear Aligner treatment?
The first step is to have impressions taken of your mouth and teeth. These molds are then used to craft your own set of clear aligners. You will need to wear the aligners for roughly 22 hours each day. They have to be removed whenever you eat, brush, and floss. You will then come back into the office to have another set of aligners made after a few weeks. You will go through many aligners during the course of treatment. Dr. Ju takes a personable approach to your care when undergoing treatment using clear aligners.
If you are interested in learning more about clear aligners, as well as our convenient extended hours, call us today so that our top-notch friendly staff can provide you with superior customer service.