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Discover The Steps To Get Clear Aligners

June 30, 2023

Steps to get clear aligners

Here’s What You Need To Get Clear Aligners

1. Consultation and Examination

During the initial consultation, we will evaluate your dental condition and discuss your teeth straightening goals. X-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth may be taken to create a customized treatment plan.


2. Customized Treatment Plan

We will design a personalized treatment plan using advanced software based on the examination results. This plan will outline the movements of your teeth over time, showing how they will gradually shift into the desired alignment.


3. Fitting the Aligners

Once the treatment plan is finalized, a series of clear aligners will be custom-made. These aligners are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic material that fits snugly over your teeth. They are nearly invisible and comfortable to wear.


4. Wearing and Changing Aligners

You will be instructed to wear each set of aligners for a specific duration, typically two weeks. The aligners apply gentle pressure to guide your teeth into the desired position. As you progress through the series, your teeth will gradually shift.


5. Oral Hygiene and Care

It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene during clear aligner treatment. Remove the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. Clean your teeth and aligners regularly to prevent plaque buildup and clean your aligners.


6. Progress Checkups

Regular checkups with your orthodontist will be scheduled to monitor your treatment progress. These visits allow us to assess your teeth’ alignment and make necessary adjustments to ensure the desired results.


7. Completing the Treatment

Once you have completed wearing all the aligners in the series, your treatment is almost finished. We may recommend using retainers to maintain the new alignment of your teeth. 


Cost and Duration of Clear Aligner Treatment

The cost and duration of clear aligner treatment can vary based on individual factors, such as the complexity of the case and the treatment provider. Generally, clear aligner treatment may involve:


An initial consultation fee.

The cost of impressions, X-rays, and photographs.

The cost of the aligners can vary depending on the number of aligners needed.


Additional costs for retainers or refinement aligners, if necessary.

The duration of clear aligner treatment can range from a few months to a couple of years, depending on the specific case and treatment plan. Regular progress checkups are crucial to ensure the treatment progresses as expected.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are clear aligners painful?

Clear aligners may cause slight discomfort or pressure during the initial adjustment period. However, this discomfort is usually minimal compared to traditional braces.


Can I remove clear aligners for special occasions?

While clear aligners are designed to be worn for most of the day, they can be temporarily removed for special occasions. However, wearing them for the recommended duration is essential to achieve optimal results.


Do clear aligners affect speech?

Clear aligners may cause a slight adjustment period in speech for some individuals. However, most people adapt quickly, and speech changes are usually temporary.


How often should I change clear aligners?

Clear aligners are typically changed every two weeks, as instructed by your orthodontist. This allows for gradual teeth movement throughout the treatment.


Can I eat with clear aligners?

Removing clear aligners while eating or drinking anything other than water is recommended. This prevents food particles from getting trapped and helps maintain good oral hygiene.


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