Clear aligners can be an alternative to traditional braces. A system of clear removable trays are used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom made to fit over your teeth and designed to move teeth gradually into their proper position.
Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if they are the right option for you is to schedule a complimentary initial exam with Madison Orthodontic Centers.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are sometimes used as an alternative to traditional braces. They are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. 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. 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 new aligner approximately every two weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and like traditional braces, can take anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners
Clear aligners can be an alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear braces ... or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile.
If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to Dr. Kuhn about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a complimentary initial exam is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.