Clear aligners, the clear alternative to braces, is revolutionizing the orthodontic industry. Using a series of completely customized, removable and comfortable aligners, your teeth are gradually shifted into place.
We’ve outlined the treatment process below so you can better understand the process.
During your consultation, we will discuss your case in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. You will also be able to ask questions about clear aligners, costs, insurance and any other concerns you may have.
We will take digital X-Rays and impressions of your teeth. From these images, we’ll be able to map out a precise treatment plan to achieve our goals. While every case is different, the treatment time for most adults is about a year. For teens, the length of treatment is similar to braces.
Based on the customized treatment plan Dr. Lovinggood creates for you, a series of custom-made, clear aligners will be fabricated. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that are comfortable to wear. Simply wear them throughout the day and remove them to eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occasional check-ups with Dr. Lovinggood, usually every six weeks. For best results and speedy outcome, you should wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day, throughout your treatment. At each stage, you’ll be able to see how much closer you are to achieving a beautiful smile.