Clear Aligner

Clear Aligner

Clear aligners are made of plastic trays that fit around your teeth and gradually move them into place. At Foothill Dental Care, the aligner will be replaced every few weeks, and new adjustments will be made to help progressively shift your teeth into place. Clear aligners are typically used to treat mild misaligned or crowded teeth cases, though more severe conditions may require braces instead.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners can be removed for eating and drinking, including coffee, wine, soda, the occasional popcorn at the movies, and more! You won’t have to worry about adjusting your diet to accommodate your braces!

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

With clear aligners, there are no metal or wires to irritate your mouth. The aligners are smooth plastic that fits tightly yet comfortably over your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made for you to move your teeth in small increments based on the exact movements your dentist plans for you. Each set of aligners will be worn for around two weeks, except for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. When you replace each aligner in the series, your teeth will gradually shift until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has suggested. 

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligner therapy is used as an alternative to traditional braces. The trays are made with a unique plastic material that is virtually invisible when worn. These trays are also removable, so patients can eat their favorite foods and brush and floss their teeth as usual. Since they’re practically invisible, patients can straighten their smiles without the world's knowledge. They’re also less noticeable than metal brackets and wires. This makes them more comfortable for patients who are concerned about being self-conscious about wearing braces.

Patients can also remove the devices whenever needed, such as when eating a meal or drinking coffee. This allows them to maintain their regular daily routine and eat the foods they love without worrying about getting food stuck in their braces. With clear aligners, there are no dietary restrictions because you can take the device out and go about your life. Patients must clean their mouths before putting the aligner back in after each meal.

Clear aligners allow you to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment or inconvenience of wearing traditional braces. Getting straight teeth with clear aligners takes less time, and no pain is involved. You can straighten your smile discreetly and quickly, so you can feel confident in your smile again sooner.

If you want more information about clear aligners and how they can help you achieve a straighter smile faster, visit Foothill Dental Care: Jean Lee, DDS at 6581 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042 or call (818) 353-1125 to schedule an appointment.

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