At LA Braces, we are dedicated to changing lives by changing smiles. One of the best ways we transform smiles is by offering our one-of-a-kind in-house clear aligners for our patients. These aligners are designed to custom fit your teeth so they can provide consistent pressure and ultimate comfort. One of the many benefits of this treatment is that our experienced doctor can closely manage the shifting of your teeth and jaw to provide you with a smile that makes you proud.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are a corrective treatment that consists of a series of virtually invisible aligners that fit snugly over your smile as they gradually shift your teeth into place. We will print your first aligner based on an in-depth digital scan taken by our state-of-the-art digital impression scanner, the iTero.
With the digital impression, our system creates a 3D model of your smile so we can see every angle and groove of your teeth. This process is not only painless but also more accurate than impressions of the past. Using this digital replica of your smile, our doctor will make adjustments and show you what your smile could look like once you complete treatment. We are passionate about giving our patients a voice in their treatment, and we welcome your feedback on your desired results so we can understand how to best serve your orthodontic expectations.
Once you decide on what you want your dream smile to look like for ultimate aesthetics and function, our doctor will tailor your treatment step by step to help you achieve your goals. You will receive a new set of clear aligners every two weeks. With each new adjusted set, your smile will be shifted closer to your desired results.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Patients are raving about clear aligners because they offer them a high level of flexibility during treatment. Due to the unique material we print the aligners in, patients are free to take their appliances in and out as they please. While it’s essential to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, you can take them out to take pictures, eat lunch, play sports, and more.
While it’s easy to take your aligners out, you’ll likely forget you’re wearing them in the first place. Our knowledgeable doctor and team designed these aligners to fit snugly over your smile and provide you with ultimate comfort. We use iTero to take digital impressions, so your aligner sets fit perfectly and don’t leave any room for uncomfortable or painful poking.
Another great benefit of clear aligners is that you can eat whatever you like throughout treatment. Unlike braces, this appliance won’t break due to pulled wires or broken brackets. You should remove your aligners before eating anything, so nothing gets stuck to them.
No matter what you eat, it’s essential to keep your smile clean, so your treatment can progress smoothly. Luckily, clear aligners are easily removable, so you can perform your daily dental hygiene routine without worrying about a metal appliance. All you have to do is take your Invisalign out, brush and floss your teeth, clean your aligners, and you’re one step closer to your dream smile.
Not only are clear aligners comfortable and easily removable, but they’re also virtually invisible. These clear aligners blend flawlessly with your natural smile, and most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. This appliance is perfect for our patients who like the fantastic results of braces but want a more discreet appliance.
How Do I Care for Clear Aligners
Just like Invisalign, it’s essential you keep your aligners clean, so they don’t store food debris or harmful bacteria. Luckily, keeping your aligners clean is simple and adds only a few minutes to our daily routine. Whenever you brush and floss your teeth every day, you should remove your aligners. After you’re finished cleaning your teeth, use your toothbrush and warm water to scrub every side of your aligners. This will keep your aligners clean and prevent harmful bacteria from living on your appliance.
Are Clear Aligners Right for You?
If you have been searching for a discreet corrective treatment that can tackle your orthodontic issues with ease, clear aligners may be the perfect choice for you. We designed our in-house aligners to be an easy addition to our patients’ lifestyles, so you can do all your normal activities and eat your favorite foods without an appliance getting in your way. If you think clear aligners may not be the right treatment for your orthodontic needs and goals, My LA Braces is proud to offer various excellent services such as traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and more.