A clear aligner is an orthodontic device used to align or straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. They use a series of clear and removable trays and are an effective alternative to traditional braces. We custom-make each aligner to fit over the patient's teeth and work by gradually pushing the teeth into their correct orthodontic position. You switch trays every couple of weeks as your teeth slowly shift into place.
Clear aligners are custom-designed for you and fit snugly over your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, so you won't need to change your diet or oral hygiene routine.
Benefits of clear aligners
- Improve the patient's smile and confidence.
- Make it easier to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine.
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn.
- Since clear aligners are easily removable, maintenance of oral hygiene is easy.
- Clear aligner treatments need fewer dental visits than metal braces.
- Wearing clear aligners is more comfortable than metal braces as they do not involve any wires or sharp edges.
What can clear aligners treat?
- Crooked Teeth
- Gaps in Teeth
- Open Bite
- Crowded Teeth
- Tooth Shape
What are aligners made of?
Clear aligners are made of a flexible plastic material. Some aligners are clear, while others are tooth-colored.
Clear aligners move teeth through a series of small, gradual steps. The aligners are virtually invisible, so others won't be aware that you're wearing them.
How are aligners fitted?
The aligners are custom designed to fit your teeth. A 3D model of your teeth is created using your bite impressions. From this, your dental team can design a treatment plan that will move your teeth into proper alignment.
What are the benefits of clear aligners?
Clear aligners are beneficial to patients because they are simple, easy to use, and can be removed during meals or while brushing and flossing your teeth.
Clear aligners align your teeth gradually, and most patients achieve results in around a year. The aligners are not noticeable to others, so you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Are clear aligners right for you?
Clear aligners are an excellent choice for patients who want straighter teeth without metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. You can remove them for meals and brush your teeth, and they're virtually invisible. Each set in the series is worn for one to two weeks. Over time, the aligners gradually reposition your teeth.
Clear aligners are made out of clear plastic and do not look as bulky as traditional braces. They are removable, meaning that you can easily remove them to brush and floss your teeth. However, this also means they are easily lost and need to be worn 20 to 22 hours a day. Clear aligners are a great option for patients who don't have severe misalignments or bite issues.
Edward Shluper DDS, located at Mountain Lakes, NJ, has expert dentists and the latest technologies that enable the best dental care for patients. Dial (973) 743-5432 to book an appointment with the dentist and to know more about clear aligners and other services provided.