Clear Aligners

Transform your smile with our advanced clear aligners - the invisible, comfortable, and effective alternative to traditional braces.


Clear aligner therapy is a modern approach to straightening teeth that uses a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Here’s an overview of the treatment process and what makes it a preferred choice for many:

Initial Consultation

  • The treatment begins with an initial consultation where a dental professional examines your teeth and discusses your orthodontic goals.
  • Advanced imaging techniques, such as digital scans or X-rays, are used to create a precise 3D model of your teeth.

Custom Treatment Plan

  • Based on the initial consultation and 3D imaging, a custom treatment plan is developed. This plan outlines the step-by-step transformation of your teeth into their optimal positions.
  • You'll be able to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment, even before it begins.

Fabrication of Aligners

  • Custom aligners are fabricated using the 3D model of your teeth. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually over time.
  • The number of aligners and the duration of treatment vary by individual but typically range from 10 to 24 months, similar to traditional braces.

Wearing Your Aligners

  • You'll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.
  • Aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Regular Check-ups

  • Throughout the treatment, you'll have regular check-ups with your dentist or orthodontist to monitor progress and make any adjustments as needed.
  • These appointments are usually less frequent than with traditional braces, making clear aligners a convenient option.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Aesthetics: They are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for adults and teens.
  • Comfort: Without metal brackets or wires, clear aligners are generally more comfortable.
  • Convenience: They are removable, allowing for easier eating, brushing, and flossing.
  • Predictability: Advanced technology allows you to see the treatment plan from start to finish even before starting.

Ideal Candidates

Clear aligners are suitable for treating various dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and certain cases of bite misalignment. However, they might not be the best option for more complex orthodontic cases.

Frequently asked questions

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners work by applying gentle, constant pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into their desired position. Each aligner in the series is slightly different, aligning your teeth step by step. You'll wear each set for about two weeks before moving on to the next set.

How long does the treatment take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and how consistently you wear your aligners. On average, treatment can last between 10 to 24 months, similar to traditional braces. Your dentist will provide a more accurate timeline during your consultation.

Are clear aligners painful?

While not painful, you may experience some discomfort or pressure for a few days after starting a new set of aligners. This sensation is typically mild and is a sign that the aligners are working to shift your teeth.

Can I eat and drink with my aligners in?

It's recommended to remove your aligners when eating and drinking anything other than water. This prevents staining of the aligners and ensures they don't get damaged. Always brush your teeth before reinserting your aligners after meals.

How often do I need to wear my aligners?

For the best results, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. You can remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Will clear aligners affect my speech?

Some people may notice a slight lisp when they first begin wearing their aligners. This is usually temporary and should disappear as you become accustomed to wearing the aligners.

Are clear aligners suitable for everyone?

Clear aligners are effective for a wide range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to moderate. However, they may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic issues. A consultation with a dental professional can determine if clear aligners are the right option for you.

How do I care for my aligners?

To care for your aligners, rinse them with water and brush them gently with a toothbrush. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. It's also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.

What happens after my treatment is complete?

Once your treatment is complete, you'll likely need to wear a retainer to maintain your new smile. Your dentist will provide instructions on how and when to wear your retainer.

How much do clear aligners cost?

The cost of clear aligner treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. Generally, the cost is comparable to traditional braces. Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the treatment, and financing options are often available.