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Clear Aligner Treatment in Keizer, OR
So, what is Invisalign®? Clear aligners are an innovative alternative that offers patients a much-desired discreet treatment option to fix their smiles. Invisalign is a commercial brand that has been in the market since 2004, and it has made significant improvements to the way they create the clear aligner trays you’ll use to improve your smile! Dr. McDonald offers patients in Keizer a variety of choices, so you get to start your treatment with the brand of clear aligners that fit your circumstances and budget the best. Besides, did you know you can get your clear aligners printed right here in our office?
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
With clear aligners, you can get ready to fix your bad bite and realign your jaws to get a beautiful smile. The best part is all the added benefits you get with clear aligners.
- Your visits to the orthodontist will be much shorter.
- You can eat any food you like, as you only have to take off your aligners to enjoy your favorite snacks.
- It’s much easier to keep your mouth clean. Say bye-bye to maneuvering around brackets and wires to brush or floss your teeth.
- The BPA-free plastic used for the clear aligner trays is nearly invisible to the naked eye, meaning you’ll avoid any unwanted attention.
- The aligner trays are custom-made, which offers you a much more comfortable option for your treatment
Clear Aligners For Teens
Teenagers make for amazing patients in orthodontics because their teeth and jaw bones are still growing. This means that whatever changes we need to make to their dental alignment will be considerably more comfortable and faster during this stage of their dental development. Teenagers will love clear aligners because they will help them get a beautiful smile while avoiding any unwanted attention. The BPA-free material used for Invisalign is almost invisible and will work to move your teeth safely until you have a smile you’re proud of.
Clear Aligners for Adults
Who says adults cannot wear aligners? We can tell you without a shred of doubt that clear aligners are an amazing solution for adults. Maybe you didn’t get a chance to work on your smile before, or perhaps you’re an adult who’s had a beautiful smile until recently when you suffered an accident. Whatever the case, you can come to our orthodontic office in Keizer and ask to start your treatment with aligners. The process won’t cause any pain, and you’ll get a smile that keeps you happy in a much shorter time.
Leveraging Technology: Itero 3D Scanner
When we said clear aligners were all about innovation, we meant it. Long gone are the days of creating models where the patient felt someone would yank out their teeth. Instead, we use a 3D scanner to create a digital model of your dental structures to determine if clear aligners would work well in your case.
Make sure you get in touch with us, as Dr. John McDonald can use software to modify this 3D model and show you how your teeth, smile, and face shape will look by the end of treatment.
Can I Just Get Do-It-Yourself Clear Aligner Treatments?
Many patients look for opportunities to fix their teeth at home without the need to visit an orthodontist. Many even ask if it’s possible to move their teeth without braces or clear aligners.
Dr. Mcdonald likes to remind patients that moving teeth is not the hard part of orthodontics. You can ask anyone who had problems with pacifier use during infancy or a relative who suffered an accident during adulthood with direct trauma to their teeth.
Board-certified orthodontists ensure your treatment will achieve your desired goals as efficiently and safely as possible. This just isn’t a guarantee with unsupervised DIY clear aligner treatments. When you come to a qualified orthodontist for treatment in Keizer, you avoid two main problems.
- First, the results you can see in some examples or case studies won’t reveal professional results and instead show small gaps between teeth where food can become stuck and contribute to gum disease.
- Second, repositioning teeth usually involves more than just closing spaces between them, as we need to account for tooth rotations, crowding, and other conditions that make treatment 10 to 20 times harder.
Get Your Clear Aligner Treatment Started in Keizer, OR
Set an appointment with Dr. McDonald to review what you need to achieve the beautiful smile you wish. Choose your Invisalign provider wisely and don’t risk your smile unnecessarily; consult a professional. Remember, first-time visitors, get a free exam here at Keizer!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are clear aligners?
When you look for clear aligners in Keizer, you find an alternative dental alignment system that will gradually, safely, and quickly realign your smile, fixing your bad bite and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Clear aligners are BPA-free plastic trays that you can use to push your teeth until they reach an ideal alignment. Ultimately, clear aligners are a type of orthodontic appliance with a similar goal to that of conventional metal braces; the principles upon which they act, however, are not exactly the same.
How are clear aligners different from braces?
Clear aligners are an alternative to conventional metal braces that don’t perform the exact same type of movements. Unlike metal braces, clear aligners only push teeth into a new position. Another point is that your orthodontist doesn’t perform adjustments on the same set of aligner trays; instead, the lab prints sets of clear aligner trays with specific designs and custom-planned biomechanics to move your teeth gradually and safely, ensuring treatment efficiency and overall comfort.
When are clear aligners a good option?
Most of the time, patients will get to choose between conventional orthodontic appliances and clear aligners based only on what they consider is both affordable and worth it. The truth is that clear aligners can fix almost every type of orthodontic problem that we get here in our Keizer orthodontic office. Please consult with an orthodontist to verify you can use clear aligners. Ultimately, you can choose this system if you want a quick, comfortable, and discreet treatment.
How long does clear aligner treatment take?
Some patients have reported achieving their desired results in as little as 6 months; however, on average, It is impossible to claim that a patient will take a specific amount of time without first analyzing said patient’s circumstances. Please consult with a board-certified orthodontist to learn more about what your circumstances require and how you can achieve your dream smile with clear aligners.
What can I expect after clear aligner treatment?
The first thing you can expect is to finally have the smile of your dreams. We’ll make sure you’re fully aware of everything you need to know about the expected results. Consider that some cases might require dental extractions, and some people don’t take into consideration that their face shape will change after their treatment. Similarly, you should keep in mind you will have to wear a retainer if you want to ensure your smile stays as beautiful as the day you finish wearing aligners.