Common Clear Aligner Questions

6 Common Clear Aligner Questions

If you are considering clear aligners for a straighter, more confident smile, read through some common questions patients have when considering treatment. Our premier holistic dentistry team at SmileHaven Dental Center in La Mesa has answered common clear aligner questions patients have asked.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners, such as ClearCorrect or Invisalign, gently apply consistent pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. Each set of clear aligners is slightly different, moving your teeth step by step until they are perfectly aligned. They are custom-designed for your mouth using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment.

Who Is A Candidate to Wear Clear Aligners?

Most adults and teenagers looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile can be candidates for clear aligners. They are especially suitable for those who have crowding, gaps between teeth, or misalignments. However, the best way to determine if ClearCorrect aligners are right for you is to visit SmileHaven Dental Center in La Mesa for a consultation, where we take into consideration your oral health needs and aesthetic goals.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

The duration of treatment with ClearCorrect clear aligners varies depending on the individual’s needs. On average, treatment ranges from 12 to 24 months, but some may see results in as few as six months. The specific timeline depends on how much your teeth need to move and how diligently you follow your treatment plan. Regular check-ups at SmileHaven Dental Center will help ensure your treatment progresses as planned.

How Do I Clean My Clear Aligners?

Cleaning your aligners is simple. Brush them gently with a toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, to prevent the plastic from being warped. We also recommend using a clear, gentle soap to keep your aligners fresh and bacteria-free. It’s essential to clean your teeth after meals and before putting your aligners back in to maintain optimal oral hygiene.

How Are Clear Aligners Different from Braces?

Clear aligners have several benefits over traditional metal braces: they are virtually invisible, removable, and typically more comfortable since no wires or brackets irritate your mouth. This removability allows for better oral hygiene and the freedom to eat whatever you like. However, braces might be more suitable for complex orthodontic issues. We can discuss the best option for you during your consultation at SmileHaven Dental Center.

Do I Have to Wear the Aligners All the Time?

You should wear your ClearCorrect aligners for optimal results for 22 to 24 hours a day. You may remove them when eating or drinking anything other than water, and your oral hygiene routine. Consistent wear is crucial to staying on track with your treatment plan and achieving the desired results.

Schedule A Clear Aligner Evaluation

At SmileHaven Dental Center, we’re dedicated to providing personalized care that considers your overall well-being, not just your dental health. If you have more questions about ClearCorrect Clear Aligners or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (619) 464-2801. We’re here to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile with our holistic approach to dentistry.

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA cosmetic dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in clear aligners or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, we encourage you to stop by and visit us sometime! To schedule an appointment with your holistic dentist in La Mesa feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (619) 464-2801. We can’t wait to see you and help you attain an even more beautiful smile!