Clovis clear aligners experts

If you want the outstanding results that come with traditional braces, but also desire more flexibility during your treatment, clear aligners may be the ideal solution. As your trusted orthodontist in Clovis, we are passionate about 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 enhances oral health. Research indicates that when used as directed, clear aligners can effectively treat most common orthodontic issues, delivering results comparable to traditional metal braces.

At your initial consultation, we use digital impressions and X-rays to generate a precise 3D model of your teeth. This model serves as a guide to develop a custom set of clear aligners designed specifically for your smile. Constructed of a comfortable, smooth material, these aligners are snugly fitted over your teeth and replaced every one to two weeks to shift your teeth into their proper position.

When you visit Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team of specialists will monitor your treatment's progress, ensuring that your aligners are being swapped at the right time and worn correctly. Compliance is the key to success with clear aligners, as failing to change your aligners on schedule or missing appointments can rapidly undo any gains made and prolong treatment time.

It's vital to understand that every patient's response to clear aligner treatment is unique. Since every person and smile is different, predicting how long it will take for results to appear can be challenging. In general, clear aligners like Invisalign® provide less invasive tooth realignment than traditional braces and usually take between six and 18 months, 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 correctly. Even a minor deviation from the routine can lengthen your treatment time significantly, making it essential that you take personal responsibility for your orthodontic care.

Whether you want to discover more about clear aligners or determine if you're an ideal candidate for treatment, we're here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Benefits of clear aligners

They're barely noticeable.

The capability to straighten your teeth inconspicuously is a compelling reason for many to choose clear aligners as their preferred method of orthodontic treatment.

Indulge in your favorite treats.

When you wear traditional braces, you must steer clear of certain chewy, sticky, or hard foods. This means you may need to give up many sweets, popcorn and other goodies. However, since clear aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy the foods you love.

Maintain oral hygiene easily.

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is an important part of any orthodontic treatment plan. You can remove your clear aligners quickly and easily to brush or floss your teeth as you normally would.

No more wire troubles.

One of the biggest issues with traditional braces is the wires that can poke or irritate your mouth. These wires also require adjustments throughout treatment. Clear aligners, on the other hand, still require occasional check-ins to monitor progress, but do not require any adjustments.