Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are significant in modern orthodontics because they effectively treat dental alignment issues while offering a discreet and comfortable treatment experience. Made from transparent plastic, clear aligners gradually shift teeth into proper positions through custom-made trays. They are removable, allowing for easy oral hygiene maintenance and dietary flexibility. Clear aligners are particularly beneficial for adults and teenagers seeking a less conspicuous alternative to traditional braces, providing predictable treatment outcomes with minimal disruption to daily activities. Their popularity stems from their ability to address mild to moderate crowding, spacing issues, overbites, underbites, and other common orthodontic concerns, enhancing dental aesthetics and functionality. 

Who Can Benefit from Clear Aligners? 

  • Adults often prefer clear aligners due to their discreet appearance. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, clear aligners are made from transparent plastic that is nearly invisible when worn. This aesthetic advantage makes clear aligners ideal for professionals and individuals wishing to straighten their teeth without paying attention to their orthodontic treatment. 
  • Teenagers can benefit from clear aligners for reasons similar to adults, such as discretion and comfort. Clear aligners allow teenagers to undergo orthodontic treatment without the self-consciousness often associated with metal braces. They can remove the aligners for sports, playing musical instruments, or attending social events, providing flexibility in their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more.
  • Clear aligners effectively treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, spacing issues, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. Clear aligners can gradually move your teeth into the correct positions to achieve a straighter and more aligned smile, whether you have slightly crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, or minor bite misalignments. 
  • One significant advantage of clear aligners is their removability. Unlike braces that are fixed onto teeth, clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the orthodontic treatment process, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues associated with traditional braces. 
  • Orthodontic relapse occurs when teeth return to their original positions after previous orthodontic treatment, often due to not wearing retainers as prescribed. Clear aligners can be used to realign teeth and maintain the results of the last orthodontic work, providing long-term stability and alignment. 
  • Clear aligners utilize advanced technology, such as 3D imaging and computer-aided design, to accurately plan and predict teeth movement. This technology allows dentists in Sandy, UT, to create a customized treatment plan tailored to each patient's unique dental needs. As a result, clear aligners offer predictable treatment outcomes, ensuring that teeth move gradually and correctly into their desired positions. 
  • Clear aligners in Sandy, UT, are made from smooth and comfortable plastic materials that do not have sharp edges or protruding wires, unlike traditional braces. This makes clear aligners more comfortable to wear and reduces the likelihood of mouth irritation or discomfort during treatment. 

The Benefits of Clear Aligners 

Aesthetic Appeal 

One of the primary reasons people choose clear aligners is their near-invisibility. They are barely noticeable compared to traditional braces, making them ideal for adults and teens who prefer a more discreet treatment. 

Removability 

Unlike braces, which are fixed to your teeth, clear aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This flexibility makes oral hygiene maintenance easier and allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. 

Comfort 

Clear aligners are made from smooth plastic that is custom-fit to your teeth, minimizing the risk of mouth irritation and discomfort often associated with metal braces. 

Predictable Results 

Advanced 3D imaging technology creates a virtual model of your teeth and plans the precise movements needed throughout your treatment. This allows for more accurate predictions of the treatment timeline and final results. 

Convenience 

Treatment with clear aligners typically requires fewer dentist visits than braces. You will receive several sets of aligners at once and change them at home as directed, reducing the need for frequent adjustments. 

No Dietary Restrictions 

Since aligners are removable, there are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink during treatment. Remove your aligners before meals and beverages and brush your teeth before putting them back in. 

SureSmile Aligners

SureSmile aligners offer the same benefits as traditional clear aligners but with the added advantage of advanced SureSmile technology. This technology uses precise 3D imaging to design aligners that fit comfortably and move your teeth more efficiently. The SureSmile process ensures a highly customized treatment plan tailored to your dental needs, often resulting in shorter treatment times and enhanced comfort.

Considerations Before Choosing Clear Aligners 

  • The success of clear aligner treatment depends on wearing them for at least 20-22 hours per day, as our dentist recommends. Failing to comply with wearing schedules can prolong treatment time or compromise the final results. 
  • The length of treatment with clear aligners varies depending on the complexity of your case and how well you adhere to wearing them as directed. On average, treatment can range from several months to over a year. 
  • Clear aligners effectively treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Severe cases may require alternative orthodontic treatments. 
  • Proper maintenance of your aligners is essential to ensure hygiene and prevent discoloration or odor. Clean your aligners daily using a soft toothbrush and mild soap or the cleaning solution recommended by our dentist. 
  • Regular follow-up appointments with our dentist are necessary to monitor progress, adjust your treatment plan as needed, and ensure that your teeth are moving according to plan. 

Clear aligners offer a modern and effective solution for achieving dental alignment without the visibility and restrictions associated with traditional braces. Visit Granite View Dental at 1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2, Sandy, UT 84094, or call (801) 255-2100 to explore the benefits of clear aligners for your orthodontic needs.

Location

1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2,
Sandy, UT 84094

Office Hours

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THU7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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