Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and involve a series of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position.
Clear aligners are especially great for patients who want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
- They are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- They are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- They are removable, so it's easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and you'll receive a new aligner every two to three weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case.
Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu.