Clear Image Aligners Has The Answers


  1. Is there an age limit for aligner treatment?
  2. How long does treatment take?
  3. Do I need to wear my aligners 24/7?
  4. Will I experience any discomfort with aligners?
  5. Will Clear Image Aligners affect my speech when I'm wearing them?
  6. After I finish treatment, how can I prevent my teeth from moving?
  7. What material is a Clear Image Aligner made from?
  8. How should I care for my aligners?


Is there an age limit for aligner treatment?


No, age is not a factor. The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment continues to increase, and many are finding that aligners suit their lifestyles. See your dental provider for an evaluation to determine if Clear Image Aligners are right for you.

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How long does treatment take?


Treatment time is based on the number of aligners needed. Each aligner is worn for an average of 3 weeks. A typical patient requiring 4 aligners would have a treatment time of approximately 5 months.

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Do I need to wear my aligners 24/7?


For best results, you should wear your aligners for 22 to 23 hours a day. Only remove aligners to eat and brush your teeth.

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Will I experience any discomfort with aligners?


You may have slight discomfort for 1 to 2 days when you begin wearing a new aligner. This is normal with any appliance that moves your teeth. If necessary, your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever.

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Will Clear Image Aligners affect my speech when I'm wearing them?


Your speech may be affected slightly during the first few days of treatment. Most patients, however, adjust quickly, and speech returns to normal.

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After I finish treatment, how can I prevent my teeth from moving?


Traditional removable retainers may be recommended, or you might be a candidate for a permanent fixed retainer. Either way, be sure to discuss your options with your dentist so you can maintain your smile.

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What material is a Clear Image Aligner made from?


Aligners are made from a thin, plastic material.

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How should I care for my aligners?


Clean your aligners with a toothbrush and cool water. Use a small amount of toothpaste, if needed, but avoid colored mouthwashes. Each aligner is typically worn for 3 weeks, so you will be replacing aligners often.

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