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CLEAR ALIGNERS

Sometimes called “Invisible braces” or “clear braces”, dentists and orthodontists commonly call them “clear aligners”. Clear Aligners are a technological advancement that has made orthodontic treatment less obvious, while moving teeth and aligning jaws to create a healthy, beautiful smile.  Clear Aligners are a series of plastic aligners created using initial impressions or digital scans of your teeth as the starting point. The aligners are plastic replicas of your teeth. Wearing them puts gentle pressure on the teeth, ever-so-slightly repositioning them over time. Each set of aligners is worn for a week or two before going to the next set.  Over time, teeth reach their ideal clinical alignment.

CLEAR ALIGNERS

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The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss clear aligners please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

For information on clear aligners, please visit
www.invisalign.com
www.suresmile.com

Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

  • The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Smith or Dr. Spoonster expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 1-2 weeks customized for your specific treatment, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week –until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Smith or Dr. Spoonster has prescribed.

  • You’ll visit Dr. Smith or Dr. Spoonster about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

  • Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

The benefits of straight teeth are more than just a pretty smile.

Did you know that misaligned teeth can lead to oral health problems? It’s true. Teeth that are crooked or crowded, along with any bite issues that are left uncorrected can make oral care and hygiene difficult. Misaligned teeth and improper bites can sometimes lead to:

  • Tooth damage and chipping

  • Tooth loss

  • Wearing away of tooth enamel

  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

The benefits of straight teeth are more than just a pretty smile.

  • Reduced risk of cavities

  • Help prevent gum disease

  • Improve confidence

  • And of course, improve your smile

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Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.​​ Our caring and dedicated staff can't wait to hear from you!

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