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Do you want straight teeth without the hassle of traditional braces? Clear aligners give patients suffering from crooked or gapped teeth an alternative to bulky and unsightly metal braces. Clear aligners correct mild to moderate orthodontic problems with an aesthetically pleasing and easy solution.
Atlanta Smiles offers clear aligner treatment for patients desiring to improve the appearance of their smile. Our cosmetic dental team creates a customized treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals. We offer the top aligner brands based on the latest technology to meet your needs and budget.
Contact Atlanta Smiles to learn more about how clear aligners can help create your dream smile.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners are removable, custom-made plastic trays that fit over your existing teeth. They’re designed and manufactured to slowly move your teeth into place, creating the perfect smile.
Clear aligner treatment includes a progression of trays worn overtime to correct gaps and misaligned teeth. As an alternative to metal braces, clear aligners offer orthodontic correction without the bulk or pain of braces.
Why Use Clear Aligners?
Patients who choose to correct their teeth with clear aligners enjoy freedom, flexibility, and comfort. However, many patients don’t like the appearance of metal braces but still desire to fix spacing issues with teeth.
Choosing clear aligners gives patients a way to achieve their aesthetic goals without compromising their appearance during the treatment process. Clear aligners can help you build back your confidence and save you from costly dental problems in the future.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
This treatment uses a series of clear, thin trays made of thermoplastic. Over several months, the treatment straightens teeth with gentle movement.
Our dentists take impressions of your bite, X-rays, and photographs, which we then use to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. We use this data and partner with clear aligner manufacturers to create your custom-fit aligner trays.
Patients wear each set of trays for approximately three weeks, gradually and subtly moving their teeth into their dedicated positions. At the three-week mark, you revisit the office to exchange your trays for a new set to ensure the treatment progresses according to plan.
Patients typically wear four to six sets of aligners for approximately five months. Keep in mind that each patient is unique, and treatment time may vary. You should wear your clear aligners for 23 hours a day, only removing them for brushing, flossing, eating, and cleaning. Following the scheduled plan helps achieve optimal results.
You may feel some slight soreness when you begin wearing each new set of aligners. However, the discomfort is temporary and should subside within one to two days. Following the treatment, we typically provide a custom-made retainer to maintain your beautifully straight smile.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
In recent years, clear aligners gained popularity due to their convenience and comfort. Patients experience many benefits with clear aligner treatment.
- Shorter treatment time – Cut your treatment time down from one and a half years with wire braces to around five months
- Nearly invisible: Straighten your teeth subtly without making a statement
- Easy to Remove: Eat and brush with minimal effort
- Low Maintenance: Clean your aligners in much less time than their traditional counterparts
- Cost-effective: In most cases, more cost-effective than wire braces
- More Comfortable: No wires or brackets
Adult patients especially don’t love the bulk and discomfort of traditional braces. Metal braces also require extensive maintenance and can cause damage to healthy tooth enamel if not given correct care. There’s no need to worry about damaging your teeth while getting a straighter smile with clear aligners.
Clear aligners typically require fewer appointments and cost less overall. So if you’re looking for a quick fix to improve your smile, consider clear aligners instead of traditional braces.
Most patients achieve the desired results in around five months. Treatment time can vary based on each unique treatment plan. Also, the patient’s dedication to wearing the clear aligners as scheduled can impact the treatment time.
For the best results, follow the Atlanta Smiles dental team’s treatment schedule and maintain regular visits.
The average price of clear aligner treatment varies depending on the number of aligners needed. In some cases, dental insurance covers part of the expense. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider to ask about coverage for clear aligner treatment.
Typically, any patient with mild to modern orthodontic issues who wants an improved appearance but doesn’t want metal braces will benefit from this type of orthodontic treatment. It works well for both adults and teenagers.
For patients with cavities or damaged teeth, we recommend correcting those issues before moving forward with clear aligner treatment. We also offer clear aligners in conjunction with other cosmetic dental procedures, like veneers. For example, patients may choose veneers for the top teeth and clear aligners to correct the bottom teeth.
At Atlanta Smiles, we work with each patient to ensure you get the best treatment solutions to meet your needs. We begin with a consultation to discuss the details of the procedure, including timeframes and costs. Then, we create a custom treatment plan designed to address your specific cosmetic goals.
If you are interested in clear aligners, contact Atlanta Smiles to discuss whether they are suitable for you!
Restore Your Smile with Clear Aligners from Atlanta Smiles
Atlanta Smiles serves patients throughout the Atlanta area with trusted dental care, including clear aligner treatment. With over 20 years of experience, our knowledgeable dentists have dedicated their careers to creating healthy and beautiful smiles.
We work with the best clear aligner brands to bring our patients effective and lasting results. We want to help you on your journey to increase confidence in your smile.
Contact Atlanta Smiles today to schedule an initial consultation or to learn more about clear aligners.