CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY
Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces
Clear Aligner Therapy uses clear plastic aligners (similar to bleaching trays) to gradually move your teeth into their proper positions. These aligners are swapped out for new ones every one to two weeks for a period of six to 18 months (or longer, depending on the severity of the misalignment).
Anyone can benefit from Clear Aligner Therapy. Kids can start active orthodontic treatment between 8 and 14 to correct misalignment as soon as possible. If you’re an adult with misaligned teeth (even if you’ve worn braces before), you can have your crooked teeth straightened subtly with clear aligner braces.
Dr. Gore recommends clear aligners to patients who wish to properly align their teeth without metal brackets and wires. It straightens out your teeth without compromising the natural look of your smile. Many people may not even realize that you are wearing your aligners during the day because they are relatively invisible.
All of our services start with a consultation. Dr. Gore will analyze your teeth’s condition and position before he creates a custom treatment plan that accounts for the movements of your teeth and the duration of your treatment. Once you have your aligners made and start wear, we recommend wearing them time of 20 to 22 hours a day to ensure optimal results.
WHAT TO EXPECT
To be fitted for Clear Aligners, we will take photos, digital X-rays, and digitally scan or make impressions of the your teeth. From these, a set of clear, plastic, customized aligners will be created to fit the your teeth. The aligners are part of a treatment plan that will make gradual changes and adjustments to the teeth. You wear the aligners for a predetermined amount of time (usually 1-2 weeks) before moving onto the next aligner. Conveniently, aligners are easily removable which is ideal for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Dr Gore will determine how long you will needs to wear the aligners depending on the starting condition of the your teeth. New aligners will be given about every 4-6 weeks as needed to incrementally adjust the patient’s teeth. Throughout the process, the patient will have regular check-ups with the dentist to confirm the patient’s progress. Most patients achieve full results in 1 – 2 years.
Dr Gore will determine how long a patient needs to wear the clear aligners depending on the starting condition of the patient’s teeth. New aligners will be placed about every 1-2 weeks or as needed to incrementally adjust the patient’s teeth. Throughout the process, the patient will have regular check-ups with the dentist to confirm the patient’s progress. Most patients achieve full results in 1 – 2 years.
Sometimes clear aligners are not covered by insurance, but our administrative team will call to check if any of the costs are covered by your particular insurance carrier. The cost of Clear Aligner Therapy will depend on the difficulty of the movement or the number of aligners necessary to achieve your goals. The dentist or administrative team will go over the estimated costs and financing options during the consultation.
A PERFECTLY ALIGNED SMILE
Clear Aligner Therapy trays are mostly invisible. Clear aligners straighten your teeth without drawing attention to it, unlike traditional braces with the brackets and wires. It’s a great option for patients who aren’t comfortable with “metal smiles.”
Since they are made from plastic, Clear Aligner Therapy trays are more comfortable compared to their conventional counterparts. There are no extruding/sharp edges that hamper how you eat, drink, or smile.
Do you want information on how to get better-looking, straighter teeth through Clear Aligner Therapy invisible braces? All you have to do is pick up the phone and Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Gore, will set you up for your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve your GOREgeous Smile. While Invisalign is safe and effective for most patients, teenagers and adults are the best candidates. It is especially useful for those with overbites, underbites, rotated or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or excessive spacing between teeth.