Our dentist at Dr G Dental Studio provides clear aligners, personalized aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into place over time. A clear aligner is an effective orthodontic solution for patients with crowding, spacing issues, crossbite, underbite, or overbite.
A clear aligner treatment involves wearing a series of tray sets. Each set of trays will be worn for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Depending on the complexity of the treatment, the number of sets will vary from patient to patient. Once you’ve completed your series of aligners, you must wear a retainer to prevent a relapse of your smile.
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are completely removable. They allow you to quickly eat your favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene habits.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
When worn, clear aligners are transparent and virtually invisible, making them a discreet treatment option. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners allow the wearer to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment. This can be particularly beneficial for adults or adolescents concerned about traditional braces' appearance.
Clear aligners are removable, allowing patients to easily take them off before eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This flexibility means there are no dietary restrictions, and oral hygiene can be maintained more effectively than with fixed braces. Removing the aligners also allows for more comfort during certain activities, such as playing musical instruments or participating in contact sports.
Clear aligners are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, which can provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience compared to traditional braces. The absence of brackets and wires reduces the risk of oral irritation, mouth sores, and other discomforts associated with metal braces.
How Does Clear Aligners Work?
Unlike traditional braces, cemented to your teeth, clear aligner trays are made of smooth plastic material and are custom-made to fit over your teeth. The trays work by gently applying pressure to move teeth into their best alignment slowly. Over time, the aligner is replaced with a new tray to continue straightening until you reach your smile goals.
While treatment times vary depending on your misalignment issue and desired results, the treatment takes anywhere from six to 18 months on average. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll have a beautifully straight smile that you’ll love to share!
Most patients see a noticeable improvement in their smile within four to six weeks. Once you’ve completed your initial trays, you’ll transition to a retainer to maintain your new smile and keep your newly straightened teeth in their ideal position.
Typically, users of clear aligner trays wear their retainer full-time for about a year after treatment. After that, most patients only need to wear the retainer at night to maintain the position of their teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will discuss your specific treatment plan with you in greater detail so you know what to expect before starting.
Clear aligners are created using advanced computer technology. To learn more about what clear aligners can do for you, visit Dr G Dental Studio at 2500 SW 107th Ave #45, Miami, 33165, or call (305) 217-6453 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.