Wearing clear aligners can give you the benefits of braces, while having less of an impact on your comfort and appearance. Koga Orthodontics provides high-quality clear aligner treatments for patients of all ages.
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The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Clear aligners use a combination of transparent plastic framework with tooth color attachments bonded to your teeth instead of the rubber bands, braces, and wires found in traditional braces. These plastic components are practically invisible at a glance, but perform the same essential function braces do—gradually changing the alignment of your teeth over time to make them straighter and more even.
When compared to traditional braces, clear aligners offer:
- A less visible solution for realigning teeth
- More comfort than rubber bands and metal wires
- Easier cleaning opportunities
- Faster and easier adjustments during appointments
Better yet, clear aligners can often be removed for eating or performing other tasks where traditional braces could present extra challenges. To learn more about how our clear aligners can help you, book an appointment with Koga Orthodontics today.
Why Choose Us
Our clear aligners are state-of-the-art. Providing you with next-generation solutions for your teeth helps us realign them more efficiently and makes it easier for you to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
The Right Fit
Our clear aligners are carefully designed to fit your teeth and improve your specific alignment issues. You can trust us to provide a comfortable and effective product every time.
At Koga Orthodontics, we make it easier for you to get the orthodontic care you need. Let us help you with your orthodontic insurance coverage so we can try to reduce your out-of-pocket costs if you are interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
Choose the Clearest Path to Your Best Smile
Frequently Asked Questions about Clear-Aligners
How Much Do Clear-Aligners Cost?
The individual costs of clear-aligners depend on how much realignment your teeth need and how much your insurance will cover. Clear aligners tend to be more expensive than traditional braces, but many people still find them affordable.
To learn more about how much your clear-align braces will cost, contact our practice and speak with someone on our team. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you so we can learn more about your needs and create a custom plan for giving you the smile you deserve.
Does Getting Clear Aligners Hurt?
Most people find that clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces. Since clear aligners are designed to fit your teeth ahead of time and can usually be removed, you won’t have to sit in a chair waiting for bands and wires to be attached to your teeth.
However, you may still experience mild discomfort when wearing clear aligners as they encourage your teeth to shift over time. Cleaning your aligners regularly and wearing them as directed will reduce these sensations and make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Can Anyone Get Clear Aligners?
Most people are good candidates for clear aligners, but they aren’t for everybody. You may benefit more from traditional braces if you have:
- Smaller teeth
- Severe misalignment issues
- TMJ problems
- Dental implants
When you visit our practice, we’ll assess the condition of your teeth and look at your medical history to find out whether you’re a strong candidate for clear aligners. If not, we’ll be happy to recommend a treatment that will be more effective for you.
How Long Do Clear Aligners Take?
Many people get desirable results from clear-aligners in 24 months or less, but the length of time it will take to adjust your teeth depends on how much alignment your teeth need and how carefully you follow our recommendations. For best results, make sure to keep your aligners clean and wear them as directed.
What Is the Process for Getting Clear Aligners?
Getting clear aligners involves the following steps:
- Consultation: you’ll come into our practice for an appointment, where we’ll take a closer look at your teeth and scan your mouth. We use the information we collect to make sure you’re a good candidate for clear aligners and design effective aligners for your needs.
- Preparation: we have your aligners made and provide you with details on how to use and care for them.
- Application: we will bond the attachments on your teeth, and you’ll receive several sets of aligners, along with a schedule for when to change the trays. You’ll also have to schedule regular appointments with us to ensure your aligners are working correctly.
- Aftercare: once your aligners have done their job, you’ll get a retainer that helps your newly aligned teeth stay in place. We’ll also let you know how often to schedule appointments with us to ensure your smile stays straight and even going forward.
Should I Get Clear Aligners?
Clear-aligners can be one of the easiest ways to get the smile you want while making your mouth healthier and more comfortable. Contact Koga Orthodontics today and learn more about how we can provide you with clear aligners you’ll love wearing.
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