San Angelo clear aligners experts

Clear aligners offer the same fantastic results as traditional braces with the added freedom and flexibility during your orthodontic treatment. As your trusted orthodontist in San Angelo, we are dedicated to creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime for patients of all ages.

How clear aligners work

Clear aligner systems are an effective orthodontic treatment that aligns teeth and improves oral health through a series of removable aligners. When used as recommended, clear aligners are just as effective as traditional metal braces when it comes to treating most common orthodontic problems.

At your initial consultation, our team of experts will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of your teeth. With this, we'll design an aligner that is tailored to your unique smile. Our trays are made of a smooth, comfortable material and fit firmly over your teeth. You should switch to custom trays every 1-2 weeks to gradually move your teeth into the right positions.

It's critical to wear your aligners as instructed, and our team at Farnsworth Family Orthodontics will make sure your treatment is progressing the way we want to see. Failing to change your aligners or missing appointments can negate progress and result in longer treatment times.

Keep in mind that every patient is unique and responds to treatment differently, making it difficult to predict how long it may take to see results. On average, patients see results within 6-18 months, but your estimated treatment time will depend on how well you follow our recommended guidelines. You'll need to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day to stay on track. Deviating from the program can add extra time to your treatment.

If you're interested in Invisalign® clear aligners, contact us to schedule a free consultation and find out if you're a good candidate for this treatment.

Benefits of clear aligners

Straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.

Many people prefer clear aligners as their orthodontic treatment method of choice because they're practically invisible. You can have a confident, beautiful smile without worrying about the stigma of wearing traditional braces.

Enjoy the treats you love.

Braces come with a long list of foods that you can't eat, including candies, popcorn, and more. But because clear aligners are removable, you can eat or drink whatever you want. Indulge in your favorite treats without worrying about damaging your braces.

Maintain a strong oral hygiene routine.

Good oral hygiene is important during any orthodontic treatment, and clear aligners make it easy to maintain. You can easily brush or floss as you normally would because the aligners are removable. This also helps prevent staining or discoloration from food or drinks.

No more pesky wires.

Braces can be uncomfortable because of the wires that can poke or irritate your mouth. With clear aligners, there are no pesky wires to worry about. While there are still periodic visits to check on your progress, there are no adjustments needed like with traditional braces.