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How do Clear Aligners work?

Wednesday - October 21st, 2020

Your dentist or orthodontist will determine how long you’ll need to wear aligners to get the desired outcome. Clear aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into their ideal position with a series of clear plastic trays which fit snugly around your teeth. Treatment begins by creating the customized trays (which are called “aligners”). When they’re ready, you’ll see your dentist or orthodontist to pick them up and they’ll instruct you on how to use them. It’s pretty simple. You’ll wear the first set of aligners for 2-3 weeks and then move onto the next set of aligners. As your teeth slowly move into position, you’ll change aligners until your dentist determines you’ve reached your goal of a healthy and beautiful smile. Treatment time for adults can be as few as 6 months and as long as 24 months, but 12 months is a common treatment time. Teens may take a bit longer. Either way, you’ll love your new smile!