Clear Aligners in Fontana, CA

Clear aligners, sometimes called invisible braces or clear braces, are an alternative to metal and ceramic braces that straighten teeth using a series of transparent plastic trays called aligners. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into proper alignment.

Advantages of Clear Aligners

There are many benefits of using clear aligners over traditional braces. Patients love how easy it is to keep the aligners clean. Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no wires or brackets to clean around. You simply remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally. This helps to prevent plaque buildup that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Since patients can remove their aligners at any time, they can eat their favorite foods without worry of breaking a bracket or losing their rubber bands. Just keep in mind that you must wear them for at least 20 hours a day to see results.

The clear aligners are typically less noticeable than metal braces and are virtually invisible when worn. Besides, because they’re custom-made to fit your unique mouth, they won’t cause any unnecessary discomfort. Traditional braces, on the other hand, can cause pain and discomfort because of the presence of metal wires or brackets.

Patients who have crooked teeth can straighten them quickly with clear aligners. The average treatment time is six months or 18 months. Some patients even achieve a straighter smile in less than a year because of the advanced technology used in manufacturing clear aligners. The custom aligners are manufactured using digital impressions of the patient’s upper and lower jaw and bite. This ensures the most comfortable fit possible. For patients who want a faster way to straighten their teeth, clear aligners may be a great option for you.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligner therapy uses a series of removable plastic trays to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Trays are custom-made and fabricated using computer imaging to ensure a comfortable fit that will also work well for your teeth. Before beginning treatment, patients will have their teeth scanned to create a 3-D model that allows dentists to customize the trays. These models also allow patients to see what the finished project will look like once treatment is complete. Once you’ve completed your treatment plan, you’ll be able to enjoy a straight smile without the need for metal brackets or wires.

How Do I Know If I’m A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?

If your teeth are crowded, gapped, or misaligned, and you want a straighter smile, you can look into clear aligner therapy as a cosmetic option. However, you should be aware that while these appliances are removable, they must still be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. 

Clear aligners are best for minor to moderate orthodontic issues that don’t involve severely compromised teeth. They work well for people with healthy gums and good oral hygiene practices. Your dentist should be able to help determine the right course of treatment for you.

To learn more about Clear Aligners, contact us at (909) 314-1783 and schedule an appointment with our dentist in Fontana, CA.

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