Clear Aligner Therapy in Fresno, CA

Brace-Free Orthodontic Treatment

Clear Aligners in Fresno, CA

What Is Clear Aligner Therapy?

Clear aligner therapy is an alternative to braces. Instead of using metal braces, it uses a series of clear, thin “aligners” that look similar to a retainer or a mouthguard. These aligners are designed to exert pressure on your teeth and move them into a healthier position, just like braces.

However, clear aligners are completely invisible and removable. This makes them a great choice for older patients who are interested in orthodontics but do not want to get braces as an adult. Contact your local Fresno dentist, and learn more about clear aligner therapy in Fresno.

The Clear Aligner Therapy Process

Initial Consultation & Scans

To begin the process, Dr. Bauer will clean your teeth and perform an orthodontic consultation. While clear aligners can be used for most minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems, they are not appropriate for severe cases.

Creating Your Aligners

If Dr. Bauer approves you for aligners, he will scan your mouth with a digital scanner. Then, he will work with one of our clear aligner partners, Invisalign and SureSmile, to build your custom treatment plan.

Pick Up & Start Wearing Your Aligners

In a few weeks, you’ll come to our office and pick up your first few sets of aligners. You will need to wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day for the best results. Most patients switch to a new set of aligners about every 2 weeks.

Come In For Checkups & Your Next Sets Of Aligners

About every 6 weeks, you’ll visit Dr. Bauer for a quick checkup. He’ll check on your progress, then give you your next several sets of clear aligners. This same basic process will be repeated until your treatment is complete.

Enjoy Your New, Straight Smile

Once your treatment is over, it’s time to enjoy your new smile! You’ll also get a set of retainers from your dentist in Fresno, CA. Make sure to wear these at night or as instructed to keep your teeth straight, even, and beautiful.

Types Of Clear Aligners

Invisalign

Invisalign was the first company to introduce clear aligners in the late 1990s. They’re still one of the most popular brands of clear aligners on the market. Thanks to their variety of plastics and different treatment plans, Invisalign offers highly-versatile clear aligner solutions.

SureSmile

SureSmile is very similar to Invisalign, and they both use the same basic treatment concept.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Are Clear Aligners Faster Than Traditional Braces?

What Is The Difference Between Clear Aligner Therapy And Traditional Braces?

How Long Do Clear Aligners Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

How Do I Sanitize My Aligners?

Can Aligners Be Used By Both Adults and Kids?

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