Instead of using permanently attached metal braces, clear aligner orthodontic therapy straightens teeth using removable, transparent plastic trays. Treatment with clear aligners is risk-free, comfortable, and equally efficient as braces. With no metal wires or brackets affixed to your teeth, clear aligners give you greater convenience and freedom.
Notably, adults and teenagers appreciate the unobtrusive clear aligners. Most people won’t know you’re straightening your teeth. Our staff uses cutting-edge technology and meticulous research to provide complete orthodontic care, resulting in the most beautiful smiles in the shortest amount of time.
What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are a popular orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth without needing metal brackets or wires. Clear aligners are made from a transparent, flexible material that is virtually invisible when worn. They are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and gently move them into the desired position.
Clear aligners are removable so that you can take them out for eating and cleaning. Treatment typically takes between 6 and 18 months, and patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. Clear aligners are an effective way to achieve straighter teeth, and they can also be more comfortable than traditional braces.
What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces, making them an attractive option for patients of all ages. In addition to being less noticeable than traditional braces, they are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth easily.
And clear aligners are more comfortable than braces, as they do not have any wire or metal components that can irritate your gums or cheek. Clear aligners are also very effective at correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, gaps, and misshapen teeth.
If you are considering clear aligners, be sure to consult with an experienced orthodontist such as Dr. Young to see if they are the right treatment option for you.
What Are the Possible Side Effects of Wearing Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are generally very safe and effective, but as with any orthodontic treatment, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. The most common side effect is mild discomfort when first getting used to wearing the aligners. This is usually only temporary and will go away after a few days as your mouth adjusts to the new aligners.
Other potential side effects include gum irritation, temporary tooth sensitivity, and trouble speaking clearly. These side effects are usually mild and will go away as your treatment progresses.
How to Clean Your Clear Aligners
Clear aligners require special care to keep them clean and free of germs and bacteria. Here are some tips:
- Rinse your clear aligners with lukewarm water before putting them in your mouth. Rinsing will help to remove any food particles or debris that may be on the aligners.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your clear aligners gently. Be sure to brush all surfaces of the aligners, including the inside, which comes into contact with your teeth.
- Rinse your clear aligners again with lukewarm water after brushing.
- Soak your clear aligners in a denture cleansing solution for at least 20 minutes daily. Soaking will help to keep them clean and free of germs and bacteria.
- Be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly before putting your clear aligners back in. Brushing will help to ensure that your teeth and aligners stay healthy and sparkling clean.
Following these simple tips, you can keep your clear aligners clean, fresh, and free of bacteria.
Clear Aligners in South Jordan, Utah
District Orthodontics of South Jordan is pleased to offer clear aligners from some of the leading manufacturers in the industry. Our clear aligner treatments are overseen by our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Young.
Whether you’re looking for clear aligners for yourself or your child, we’re confident that we can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. To learn more about clear aligners and how they can benefit you, contact District Orthodontics of South Jordan today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Young.