Straighter Teeth with Clear Aligners Orthodontics
Obtaining a straighter smile and a boost of confidence as an adult does not have to involve traditional metal braces.. At River Oaks Dental Jacksonville, we understand the desire to transform your smile both subtly and effectively. Clear aligner braces like Clear Correct and Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of.
If you are seeking to enhance your dental appearance without the use of traditional wire braces, ClearCorrect aligners may be right for you. They are custom-made for each person, unnoticeable to the eye, and are a great option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment. Through a series of removable aligners, we can correct crowding, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and create a better functioning bite.
Straight teeth aren’t just for looks- it is also important for your overall oral health to have a stable bite and easily cleanable teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, misalignment of teeth may increase the need for future dental procedures due to tooth decay, gum disease, or wearing of teeth from improper bites.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
How It Works
At your initial visit, Dr. Monteiro will examine your teeth to determine if ClearCorrect clear aligners is the best orthodontic option to meet your specific needs. If clear aligners are right for you, we will take photos, x-rays, and impressions to create a 3-D image of your teeth.
ClearCorrect Aligner Trays
An individualized treatment plan will be created to map out the precise movements of your teeth throughout each visit. The total number of aligner trays will be dependent upon the amount of movement necessary to achieve your desired outcome, varying from case to case. Using gentle force, each tray will gradually straighten your teeth into place.
Attachments, also called buttons, made of tooth-colored composite may also be temporarily bonded to the teeth to provide additional support for the trays to be worn and can also aid in rotating or shifting teeth that are more complicated to align.
If crowding is present, a process called interproximal reduction (IPR) may be completed to reduce the width of the teeth and provide more space for movement as needed during treatment.
Progress and Care
ClearCorrect aligners can be removed to eat, brush and floss normally, but should be worn 22 hours a day for optimal results. Aligners are worn for 1.5-2 weeks before moving to the next tray. You will have check-ups with your dentist every 3-4 weeks to track your progress. Each tray will help gradually straighten teeth into their final positions, resulting in a perfect smile and ideal oral health.
Cost of Treatment
Many insurance plans do cover orthodontic treatment for adults and children. The costs can vary, with short term or minor orthodontic procedures corrected for as little as $1,200. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment for more complex cases ranges from $3000-$5500. If you have an HSA or FSA, you can use these funds to pay for your treatment. We also have in-house payment plans available to spread the cost of treatment out over six months to year.