A straighter, healthier smile is easy at Suezaki Family Dentistry. We offer SureSmile® orthodontics to our patients looking for a convenient way to enhance their appearance and correct misaligned teeth. Perfect for both adults and teens, Clear aligner therapy is an alternative to traditional metal braces. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, the aligners gradually reposition your teeth over the course of several weeks. Discover how simple it is to straighten your smile without a mouthful of metal and get a picture-perfect smile.
The Clear Aligner Process
First, we evaluate your current situation and use computer technology to plot a course of treatment, so you can achieve the smile you want. Next, we’ll take impressions of your mouth, which we send to a certified laboratory, along with the desired treatment course. This ensures that you receive an accurate, comfortable fit of your aligners, which are designed specifically for your individual needs.
Once you receive your aligners, you’ll start your treatment with the first set in the series. They simply slide over your natural teeth and since they are clear, they are virtually unnoticeable. After two weeks wearing the aligners, you’ll swap them out for the next set in the series. These aligners gently shift your teeth, and we’ll monitor your progress to ensure you’re meeting your treatment goals after the first six weeks.
On average, Clear Aligner Therapy patients wear between 18 to 30 different aligners during treatment. Most patients have a treatment plan that lasts 9 to 15 months, but every smile is different. We’ll evaluate your specific needs and create the system that’s right for you.
The Benefits of Clear Aligner Therapy
Why chose Clear Aligners? There are many benefits of straightening with aligners, the most obvious being how un-obvious they are. Made from high-quality clear plastic, the aligners are almost undetectable when worn. That means no one has to know you’re straightening, and it’s a big difference from the flashy, bulky traditional braces used in the past.
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Because they are removable, you can eat or drink whatever you want, and they make keeping your teeth clean easier. You’ll be expected to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours each day, removing them to eat and clean your teeth. You can stick to your regular hygiene routine, brushing and flossing your teeth as usual, which keeps your teeth clean and healthy during your treatment.
Clear Aligner Therapy is ideal for patients with crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth, and allows you to straighten your smile discreetly and effectively. Ask us if Clear Aligner Therapy is right for you!