Clear Alginers are an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners rather than traditional metal braces to straighten teeth. Unlike standard orthodontic braces, patients can remove their aligners anytime during meals, brushing, and flossing. The removable nature of the aligners also makes it easier to maintain good oral health since patients can thoroughly brush and floss their teeth without any obstructing brackets and wires.
Patients wear aligners throughout treatment and switch out their current set for a new one every two weeks until treatment is complete. At Lone Peak Dental Care, we have these aligners custom designed to fit comfortably over the upper and lower teeth. They are molded to fit each individual’s smile perfectly for optimal results.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
This clear aligner system is one of the most discreet orthodontic treatments available, making for excellent patient comfort during treatment and minimal impact on your appearance. The aligners are removable — you can take them off to allow you to eat and drink or clean your teeth thoroughly without any obstruction. You can quickly brush your teeth and put them back in without much effort – no wires to tighten or brackets to move. You wear a new set of aligners every two weeks until your smile is transformed.
Throughout treatment, the aligners gradually move your teeth into their desired alignment over time. Every two weeks, you switch to an entirely new set of aligners to continue moving your teeth into place. Each set is customized to fit over your unique smile shape, ensuring the ideal fit every time you switch out for a new set. This helps to keep teeth from shifting out of place during treatment, which could lengthen the overall treatment time. Once you’ve completed treatment, you’re left with a new, improved smile that can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
- You can improve your smile without anyone noticing you’re wearing braces.
- You can take them off before you brush and floss your teeth, eat any foods you enjoy, and perform your regular oral hygiene routine. This means you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or brushing up around wires and brackets. Just remove your aligners and return to your life as usual!
- You will wear clear aligners instead of having metal wires and brackets attached. They’re made of smooth plastic, so they’re comfortable against your teeth and don’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional braces often do.
Clear Aligners are an excellent option for patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly without using unsightly metal braces. To determine if Clear Alginers are the right choice, visit Lone Peak Dental Care at 9853 So. 700 E., Sandy, UT 84070, or call (801) 572-4430.