When patients come to Steve A. Sato, DDS with poor bite alignment (malocclusion), oddly spaced teeth, or crooked smiles they wish to correct and straighten, our dentist has the ideal solution — achieving straight teeth with Clear Aligners in an average of six months.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners are customizable teeth-straightening products. Clear aligners gently straighten a patient’s teeth over time using a series of trays. Patients wear each tray for approximately two weeks before progressing to the next tray in their teeth straightening system.
What’s the Duration Until My Teeth Achieve Complete Straightness?
The overall treatment time required and the attainment of a straighter smile are contingent on the extent of teeth movement required to achieve optimal positioning. With Clear Aligners, the average treatment duration is approximately 12 -15 months.
Why Do Patients Prefer Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces?
Patients opt for Clear Aligners instead of conventional metal braces for various compelling reasons. The most prominent advantage is their virtual invisibility. The clear aligner trays are crafted from translucent materials that are hardly perceptible. This makes them a more appealing and discreet choice for teeth straightening.
Furthermore, Clear Aligners products offer enhanced comfort compared to metal braces. The softer materials reduce friction against the soft tissues of the cheeks, lips, and tongue, resulting in fewer sores and less discomfort.
Moreover, clear aligners can be conveniently removed during meals and for photographs. While optimal outcomes stem from wearing them as consistently as possible, those who choose the aligner tray system can continue enjoying their favorite foods without concerns of harming braces or getting entangled in wires.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners treatment is typically recommended for patients aged 16 years or older who seek to address issues such as crooked, irregularly spaced, or misaligned teeth.
To ascertain whether your teeth straightening objectives align with Clear Aligners and to ascertain the potential duration of the process tailored to you, we encourage you to arrange an appointment with Dr. Sato today.