Carlsbad clear aligners experts
If you're looking for an orthodontic treatment that can deliver exceptional results, but with greater flexibility and convenience, clear aligners may be the ideal solution for you. As your trusted orthodontist in Carlsbad, we are committed to creating stunning, long-lasting smiles for patients of all ages.
How clear aligners work
Clear aligner systems are a removable orthodontic treatment that aligns teeth and promotes optimal oral health. Studies indicate that when used as directed, clear aligners can effectively treat most common orthodontic issues, providing results comparable to traditional metal braces.
During your initial consultation, we use digital impressions and X-rays to create a precise 3D model of your teeth. This model serves as the basis for developing a customized set of clear aligners that are specifically tailored to your smile. Made from a comfortable, smooth material, these aligners are snugly fitted over your teeth and replaced every one to two weeks to gradually shift your teeth into their correct position.
When you come to see us at Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team of experts will monitor your progress throughout your treatment, ensuring that your aligners are being swapped at the right time and being worn correctly. Compliance is critical to the success of clear aligner treatment, as missing appointments or failing to change your aligners on schedule can quickly undo any progress made and extend the duration of your treatment.
It's important to understand that every patient responds differently to clear aligner treatment. Since each person's smile is unique, predicting when results will appear can be challenging. Typically, clear aligners like Invisalign® provide less invasive tooth realignment than traditional braces and usually take between six and 18 months to achieve the desired results, although treatment duration varies.
The success of your treatment hinges on adhering to our prescribed protocol. You must wear your clear aligners for 20-22 hours per day throughout your treatment to ensure that your teeth align properly. Even a minor deviation from the routine can significantly lengthen your treatment time, making it crucial that you take personal responsibility for your orthodontic care.
Whether you want to learn more about clear aligners or determine if you're an ideal candidate for treatment, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Benefits of clear aligners
They're virtually invisible.
The ability to straighten your teeth discreetly is a compelling reason for many people to choose clear aligners as their preferred method of orthodontic treatment.
Enjoy your favorite foods.
When you have traditional braces, you need to avoid certain chewy, sticky, or hard foods. This often means giving up on many sweets, popcorn, and other tasty treats. However, with clear aligners, you can remove them easily, allowing you to continue to indulge in the foods you love.
Easily maintain oral hygiene.
Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a critical part of any orthodontic treatment plan. With clear aligners, you can quickly and easily remove them to brush or floss your teeth as you normally would.
No more wire troubles.
One of the biggest challenges with traditional braces is the wires that can poke or irritate your mouth. These wires also require periodic adjustments throughout treatment. With clear aligners, you will still need occasional check-ins to monitor your progress, but you won't have to worry about any painful wire adjustments.