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Clear Aligners – Whitinsville, MA

Straighten Your Teeth Under the Radar

Closeup of woman smiling while holding clear aligner

For decades, there was only one way to straighten your teeth: metal braces. Although they continue to be effective, the fact that they leave much to be desired when it comes to look and comfort makes some patients hesitate to commit. If that’s the case for you, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s now possible to address common orthodontic problems, like overcrowding, with clear aligners! To learn more about this discreet teeth-straightening service, read on or schedule a consultation with our Whitinsville dental team.

Why Choose Whitinsville Family Dentistry for Clear Aligners?

  • Top-Rated Dental Office
  • Open Five Days a Week
  • Multiple Financial Solutions

How Clear Aligners Work

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Simply put, clear aligners use custom, low-profile, plastic trays to move your teeth into their properly aligned positions instead of noticeable, bulky, metal brackets and wires. Each tray is designed to apply just enough pressure to guide your teeth a step closer to where they should be. Then, the next set in the series picks up where the previous one left off, and the process starts all over again. Usually, the entire process takes between 12 and 18 months, but it’s possible for your treatment plan to be even shorter!

Who Clear Aligners Can Help

Patient holding clear aligner

You might be surprised to hear that clear aligners can help patients with all sorts of orthodontic problems, including the following:

Crowded Teeth

If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for your teeth to sit in their perfectly aligned positions, they will begin to crowd together. This not only comes with aesthetic drawbacks, but it can also result in tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems since it’s harder for your toothbrush and floss to remove debris from the unique crevices. For that reason, we recommend scheduling a consultation with us to find out if clear aligners are a solution!

Gaps Between Teeth

Of course, some patients deal with the opposite problem: there is too much space in their mouth. Oral health problems, including premature wear and tear on certain teeth, are still a concern, which is why it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with us to explore your orthodontic treatment options. From there, we can conduct an oral exam and determine if clear aligners are right for you!

Bite Alignment

There’s a common misconception that clear aligners only straighten your teeth. In reality, they can improve the alignment of your bite as well! So, if you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, there’s a chance that you won’t need metal brackets and wires. If that’s the case, then we will use clear aligners and any other orthodontic accessories that are needed, like rubber bands.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Smiling patient holding clear aligners

Below, you’ll find a few of the many benefits of clear aligners:

  • There aren’t any dietary restrictions
  • The average treatment timeline is only 12-18 months
  • There are fewer check-in visits
  • The trays are clear, which makes them virtually invisible
  • Brushing and flossing are a breeze since the aligners are removable

How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost?

Dentist putting clear aligner on model of teeth

The cost of clear aligners isn’t the same from patient to patient. In order to determine the price of your orthodontic treatment, we need to first determine the complexity of your case, if single arch treatment is possible, how many aligners are needed, and if any orthodontic accessories need to be added to your plan, like attachments. Once we have all of this information, we can provide you with an estimate and review the financial solutions available.