Clear Aligners in Gilbert, AZ, & Mesa, AZ

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Everything to Know about Clear Aligners for Teeth

Clear aligners can straighten teeth, correct overcrowding and gaps between teeth, and correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Clear aligners are a more subtle alternative to traditional braces because they are almost invisible when worn and can be removed when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Your treatment plan will be customized to your specific dental needs, and you will switch out aligners every two weeks or so as your treatment progresses. At Artistry in Dentistry, our goal is to improve your smile, oral and dental health, and self-confidence with our dental services. Call us today to schedule a consultation for clear aligners in Gilbert, AZ, or Mesa, AZ.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are custom-molded soft, flexible plastic pieces that fit over your upper and lower teeth. They are designed to slowly and gently shift your teeth back into alignment as your treatment progresses. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners consist of one piece for your upper teeth and one for your lower teeth, and do not use wires, brackets, or any metal. One of the biggest advantages of clear aligners is that they are much more comfortable than traditional braces. They are almost unnoticeable when worn and can be removed when you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners can correct dental overcrowding, open bites, gaps between teeth, and some types of overbites, underbites, and crossbites. If you're interested in correcting your teeth with clear aligners, the first step is to make an appointment with our office. We will do a full dental exam, take dental x-rays, and then go over what to expect from the process. If you can commit to the treatment plan, we will use your 3D dental images to create a step-by-step plan for moving your teeth back into alignment. Your treatment plan will include a series of clear aligners custom-fitted to your upper and lower teeth. Every one or two weeks, you will switch your aligners out for the next set in the series, which is how your treatment progresses. It's very important that you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day and only remove them to eat, drink, or complete your oral hygiene routine.

Advantages of Clear Aligners

The biggest benefits of clear aligners are that they are comfortable, simple to use, and almost unnoticeable. Unlike traditional braces, it won’t be obvious that you are wearing a clear aligner orthodontic appliance. Using clear aligners for teeth straightening makes it much easier to stay consistent with your oral hygiene routine, as you won’t need to try to clean around brackets and wires. You can floss, brush your teeth, and use mouthwash the same way you did before you got clear aligners. Maintaining your oral hygiene routine means you’re much less likely to develop dental problems like dental cavities, tooth decay, bad breath, and gingivitis. Clear aligners are also such a simple, straightforward treatment method that you're unlikely to experience any complications or discomfort, whereas traditional braces require much more care, upkeep, and maintenance.

FAQs About Clear Aligner Orthodontics

We believe patient education is one of the most important elements of quality dental care. We will answer all your questions about orthodontic treatment with clear aligners and help you figure out if clear aligners are the right orthodontic treatment method for you. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please reach out to us.

Why Choose Artistry in Dentistry

At Artistry in Dentistry, our goal is to provide our patients with personalized, state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable, spa-like environment. Patient connections are very important to us, and Dr. Sheldon Sullivan and our team are committed to exceptional patient care and service. We want you to be as relaxed as possible in our office so that you can get the dental care you need in peace and comfort. We will work closely with you to design the most effective, affordable dental treatment plan for your needs and goals. We specialize in general dentistry, preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, clear aligner treatment, gum disease treatment, and emergency dental care. We also offer TMJ disorder treatment and sleep apnea treatment. Our office utilizes the latest dental technology and treatment options to ensure our patients get the safest and most effective care. We offer our general dentistry services to patients of all ages.

Schedule a Consultation for Clear Aligner Orthodontics

If you’re ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for clear aligner orthodontics in Gilbert, AZ, or Mesa, AZ, call us today or contact us online. We'll schedule a consultation, perform a dental exam, and take dental x-rays to determine if you should consider clear aligners. We can also review the treatment process and answer any questions about using clear aligners for teeth straightening.