The team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry makes achieving a great smile easy and convenient. Have you considered fixing crowded or crooked teeth but want a more discreet solution than traditional metal braces? Our team offers two state-of-the-art clear aligner services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contact our team today at 888.339.8108 to learn more about our orthodontic treatments and the average cost and benefits of clear aligners.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners, like Invisalign and Spark, allow patients like you to modify or correct your smile easily and more discreetly than metal braces. You can feel confident with a nearly-invisible aligner.
These clear trays are made from a strong plastic material that fits snugly over your teeth. The trays gradually move your teeth until they reach the desired location. While metal braces require manual adjustments, moving on to the next phase of treatment with clear aligners simply requires you to switch trays. Our team also provides many helpful tips for keeping your smile and trays fresh and clean.
What Do Orthodontists Treat with Clear Aligners?
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
What Types of Clear Aligners Do We Offer?
Our team offers two types of clear aligners. Dr. Clifton can help you choose which best suits your orthodontic treatment plan.
The Invisalign System uses clear, removable trays called aligners to straighten teeth. They are convenient for discreet treatment and pop out easily for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
When you start treatment, our team will bond some small, clear attachments to your teeth depending on where each tooth needs to go. You’ll then receive a series of trays, wearing each one for a few weeks to gently and gradually move your teeth.
Spark Aligners are made of TruGEN, designed to be clearer and experience minimal aligner staining. The polished and scalloped edges provide a comfortable treatment experience, too.
You’ll receive a series of trays that you can expect to switch every two weeks. Each time you graduate to a new set of trays, you may experience slight pressure and discomfort like any other clear aligner.