Clear aligners are a series of clear, plastic aligners that straighten your teeth over time. Each aligner should be worn for a certain amount of time and will then move your teeth one step closer to their ideal position. The aligners work similarly to traditional metal braces but are clear, so they are virtually invisible. They are completely removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.
Clear aligners are effective in correcting certain dental misalignments, but the cost can vary depending on where you live and the dentist providing the treatment. Some patients may only need two or three sets of aligners, while others may need more. The treatment costs also increase if additional dental work is needed.
With other orthodontic treatments, including traditional metal braces, there are often additional costs for dental appointments and orthodontics supplies. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are worn for a set amount of time until the desired results are achieved.
Your clear aligner treatment begins with an initial consultation. We will discuss your smile goals and develop a plan that will help you achieve them. We will then capture impressions of your teeth. These impressions allow us to create 3D digital images of your smile. These images enable us to map out the movements of your teeth and determine your treatment timeline.
Clear aligners are a great option for those who want a straighter smile without the hassle or appearance of traditional braces. The best candidates are those who have problems with their bite or crooked teeth but whose teeth are otherwise healthy.
If you are interested in learning more about our treatments, visit our Bradshaw + Katras Orthodontic Specialists offices in Tennessee.