Clear aligners are a modern orthodontic treatment option that uses a series of custom-made, virtually invisible trays to gradually straighten teeth. They are an excellent alternative to traditional braces, providing a discreet and convenient way to achieve a beautiful smile.
Clear aligners can straighten teeth without the need for metal brackets or wires.
The treatment process begins with an initial consultation at A Street Dental, where our Grants Pass dentist will assess your dental condition and determine if clear aligners are the right option for you. You'll have the opportunity to discuss your smile goals and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Once you decide to proceed with clear aligners, our team will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Using advanced technology, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and design a series of aligner trays that will gradually move your teeth into their desired positions.
You will receive a set of aligner trays that need to be worn for about 20-22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you progress through the treatment, you will switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, with each set bringing you closer to your desired smile.
Throughout your clear aligner treatment, you will have periodic check-ups at A Street Dental to monitor your progress. These appointments allow Dr. Blake Anderson to ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment. This makes them an excellent choice for individuals who prefer a more discreet option.
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable. This means you can enjoy your favorite foods without any dietary restrictions. Additionally, brushing and flossing your teeth are much easier since you can take out the aligners for oral hygiene routines.
Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth comfortably. They are made of smooth plastic material, reducing the chances of irritation or discomfort often associated with metal braces.
Clear aligners are designed to exert gentle pressure on your teeth to guide them into proper alignment.
The duration of clear aligner treatment can vary depending on individual needs. On average, treatment can take anywhere from several months to over a year. Dr. Blake Anderson will provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation.
It is recommended to remove your clear aligner trays while eating to avoid damaging them. Removing the trays allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods without restrictions. However, remember to brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in.
Clear aligners are effective in treating a variety of alignment issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. During your consultation, Dr. Blake Anderson will determine if clear aligners are suitable for your specific case.
Clear aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day to achieve optimal results. Remember to wear them consistently, only removing them for meals and oral hygiene routines.
Clear aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the treatment.