Instead of wearing wires and brackets for the duration of treatment, you will receive sets of clear trays that will be worn for several weeks. Once a series is complete, you will wear a new set of aligners, specially designed to progress the movement of your teeth into the proper position. Your trays must be worn 20 to 22 hours each day to keep your treatment on track.
At our practice, we use the latest technology to provide our patients with exceptional results. Tools such as digital impressions and x-rays are especially important during the planning process to ensure we are able to straighten your smile with the fewest sets of trays possible. We often use our computed tomography (CT) scanner to fully evaluate your bite to determine which orthodontic treatment is best for you and what exact movements are needed to achieve your goals.
Typically, the average treatment timeline using clear aligners is about one year. However, every case is unique, which can increase or decrease this estimate. If you only need small adjustments, you may only need to wear your trays for a few months.
Similar to other orthodontic options, the greatest benefit of clear aligners is usually the boost in self-confidence patients feel when they are happy with their smile. In addition, using clear aligners to straighten your smile can offer the following advantages:
Not only are clear aligners discreet, they are comfortable and can be removed, making eating and cleaning teeth much easier.
Clear aligners can correct a variety of issues such as:
However, while they offer many benefits, they are not the best solution for every patient. If you are suffering from severe malocclusion, the doctor may recommend Tip-Edge Orthodontics or other orthodontic treatment.
Schedule your consultation with one of our caring and knowledgeable doctors by contacting us online or calling us at (250) 382-5233. We look forward to discussing clear aligners with you and helping you create an attractive, straighter smile.