Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
How Clarity™ Works
Your journey to a healthy beautiful smile with Clarity™ begins with taking impressions of your teeth and mouth – all digital, all non-invasive, no use of traditional (and unpleasant) putty impressions. Using our advanced technology, one of our doctors will formulate a customized treatment plan using Clarity,™ specific to your unique orthodontic needs. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. As treatment progresses you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every change.
Clarity™ means Comfort
These aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic and designed as an “invisible” alternative to traditional metal braces that provides noticeable results. They’re customized to fit the unique shape and contours of your teeth and gums for a comfortable fit. No irritation to gums and cheeks that you may encounter with traditional braces.
Clarity™ means Convenience
Patients of all ages can be treated with 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners. These aligners can be removed for brushing flossing, eating and drinking, and can withstand staining and discoloration. Their discreet, “barely there” look means no one will know you’re wearing Clarity™ aligners – unless you tell them! This is a fantastic option for patients who may be self-conscious about the appearance of traditional braces.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
- Clear aligners are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to your orthodontist about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.