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Clear Aligners  

Healthy Smile Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Turlock, CA

For most people, wearing braces over your teeth for months or years at a time is not ideal. With the clear aligners available at Healthy Smile Dental in Turlock, California, you can shift your teeth into a more attractive and functional placement without the visibility of traditional braces. To book your consultation for clear aligners with Harpreet Brar, DDS, call Healthy Smile Dental or use the online scheduling tool to reserve an appointment today.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a modern alternative to braces. You can complete your orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to shift your teeth into place without using uncomfortable wires or unsightly metal brackets that alter your appearance.

During treatment with clear aligners, the team at Healthy Smile Dental uses 3D imaging and digital scans of your teeth to craft a series of transparent plastic aligners. Each aligner fits over your teeth perfectly when worn in the correct sequence while gradually pressuring your teeth into alignment.

You should wear your aligners at all times except for when you eat or drink anything but water. To stay on track with your treatment plan, you should progress to the next aligner in your sequence roughly every two weeks.

What are the benefits of using clear aligners for orthodontics?

Patients often prefer to align their teeth with clear aligners instead of traditional braces when offered a choice. Some of the advantages of using clear aligners to straighten your teeth are:

  • No restrictions to your diet
  • The ability to see your progress as it happens
  • Easy brushing and flossing
  • No soft tissue irritation from metal
  • No significant changes to your appearance
  • Fewer visits to the dentist’s office than traditional braces

Unlike orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, clear aligners are discreet. Unless someone is inspecting your smile closely, people won’t be able to tell that you’re undergoing treatment.

Am I a good candidate for clear aligners?

Clear aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces, but they’re not for everyone. Before you start your orthodontic treatment, you should come to Healthy Smile Dental for an evaluation. If your teeth are severely misaligned, the team might recommend that you use traditional braces instead or for at least part of your treatment.

Furthermore, clear aligners are mainly designed to adjust the teeth in the front of your mouth. If you have wide spaces between front teeth, crowding, or general mild-to-moderate misalignment, clear aligners might be the right choice for you.

Call Healthy Smile Dental or book an appointment online today to find out more about clear aligners and what you can expect during treatment.