Clear aligners such as ClearCorrect and Invisalign are a popular alternative to braces that our orthodontist in Cincinnati, OH is happy to offer. Orthodontic aligners gradually move teeth with controlled force without the use of brackets or wires. Modern clear aligners are made of durable plastic that is molded to custom fit each patient’s mouth. The process involves a series of plastic aligners with each tray moving the teeth in small increments until the desired result of a healthy bite and beautiful smile is achieved.
For optimal effectiveness, the ClearCorrect or Invisalign trays are worn for about 20 hours every day. Each clear aligner is used for three weeks before graduating to the next tray in the series. The length of treatment time depends on the severity of the case. Be prepared to wear clear aligners anywhere from three weeks to six months, give or take. Overall, treatments are typically much shorter than with traditional braces.
Clear aligners in Cincinnati are a great treatment choice for patients who desire straighter teeth, without wearing metal braces. In addition, aligners offer benefits for patients who have previously worn braces and now need to make minor adjustments to their smile.
Advantages of using clear aligners: