There are a number of clear aligners on the market today, including Clear Correct, Invisalign, Henry Schein and others.
These systems are made up of a series of customized, clear trays called aligners that are near invisible and removable.
Made of a thin BPA free plastic material, clear aligners provide a comfortable fit over the teeth, with no friction or abrasions inside the mouth. Each aligner is changed out every 2 – 4 weeks, at which time the next aligner is inserted to continue moving the teeth.
When the clear aligners are worn the recommended 20 – 22 hours per day, the teeth will gradually move into the desired positions. Clear aligner therapy is virtually invisible, however, is not ideal for every type of bite problem.
Dr. Sandford and her team will be happy to provide a consultation to review each new patient’s unique bite issues and discuss all of the pertinent treatment options.