Clear Aligner Process
The process of straightening your smile with clear aligners is relatively simple. First, we will digitize your smile and take any necessary impressions. We will then send your 3D images and impressions to an off-site lab where your custom aligners will be created. Once we receive your aligners, you’ll come in for a fitting and receive your personalized treatment schedule. You’ll visit our office approximately every six weeks, where you will be given new sets of aligners. Your clear aligners should be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day and switched out every 1 to 2 weeks.
Aligner Therapy Aftercare
After treatment is complete, we highly recommend you wear a retainer to maintain the new alignment of your teeth. Typically, your retainer should be worn for the majority of the day and at night immediately following treatment. Once your teeth have been given some time to settle in, you will be able to transition to only wearing them at night. Your dental hygiene routine should remain the same, including brushing twice per day, flossing daily, and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Cost of Clear Aligner Therapy
Your cost of treatment will be determined at your initial consultation. Our office is insurance friendly, offers our very own Mint Dental Care Savers Plan and accepts third-party financing through CareCredit®. We understand fitting dental care into your budget can be difficult and our goal is to provide you with as many financing options as possible. Speak with a member of our team today to see how we can make clear aligner therapy affordable for you!