Between Traditional Braces And Clear Aligner Therapy?
Comfort is a major difference since minimally invasive clear aligner trays can comfortably and gently shift your teeth into place without needing to use the uncomfortable wires and metal brackets required in traditional braces. Also, clear aligners are discreet…and removable!
Though no one may even notice you’re wearing clear aligners, you can easily take them out for a photo or function. It is important to remember that a clear aligner may not be the best choice for every patient and situation, and in fact, traditional braces may be a more appropriate choice of treatment for correcting a severely misaligned bite or a jaw that has malposition.
Because there are various factors that affect the cost of clear aligners, the cost can be different for every patient. To find out what your cost will be, just give us a call, and we can discuss your particular requirements and cost.
Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) is a method for gradually straightening your teeth using virtually invisible, custom-made dental appliances (called aligners) that exert consistent yet gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into place.
Tooth gaps and crowded teeth can both be addressed by using these aligners. One of the greatest benefits of using Clear Aligner Therapy is that the aligners, made from a special clear plastic, are almost unnoticeable when you're wearing them.
Clear Aligners gradually straighten your teeth over time using consistent yet gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into place. Treatment involves a series of custom-made aligner trays worn over the teeth.
Each tray is worn for about two weeks, and provides a slightly straighter alignment than the previous one. Depending on the type of aligner used, treatment is typically completed in six months to a year to get the best result possible.
Invisalign can treat mild to severe cases of misaligned teeth with a variety of clear aligners. Because it’s got a long history as the original clear aligner therapy treatment, it’s a go-to choice for many patients. The aligners used in Invisalign are made up of a patented clear, thick plastic called SmartTrack, and the material’s durability can be a benefit to patients who lead an active lifestyle.
Six Month Smiles is another great option for clear aligner therapy, and, as the name says, the average treatment time can be as little as six months. Using a course of 20 active aligners, Six Month Smiles aligners are virtually invisible and can correct mild to moderate cases of teeth crowding.
Rooted in Santee, we love caring for our community and brightening peoples’ days. We treat each patient like family and we’ll always go the extra mile to help you feel right at home!
At Santee Dental Group, your comfort is at the heart of our care. That’s why we use best-in-class technology to secure the most gentle, relaxing, and efficient appointments.
Whether you’re looking to elevate your preventive care routine or need restorative solutions, we’ve got you covered with a full spectrum of services tailored just for you.