Crystal Clear Aligners®
Crystal Clear Aligners® uses a custom series of aligners made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic to straighten your teeth. This eliminates the need for traditional metal braces. Your teeth will gradually and gently shift into place according to a set of precise movements that your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. This process involves no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, so you can achieve your new smile with little interference or inconvenience in your daily life. You just switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
During your consultation, your dentist will:
- Review your chief orthodontic concerns,
- Evaluate all records, photos and X-rays,
- Discuss all prospective treatment approaches and the pros and cons of each approach.
Once Crystal Clear Aligners® have been selected as the best treatment for the patient:
- Treatment begins with a 3D digital impression of both arches or regular impressions.
- Digital scans and 3D models of your teeth and bite are then generated to create 3D models that will be used during treatment.
Establishing a Plan
Each Crystal Clear Aligners® treatment series begins with a maximum of 6 trays to be worn during the first 12 weeks of treatment.
Each orthodontic concern is treated in phases, beginning with one and addressing up to three total per phase.
During each phase, Crystal Clear Aligners® patients are seen monthly. The desired outcomes are discussed and the fundamental goals for the next phase are identified.
Wearing Your Aligners
Each Crystal Clear Aligners® treatment series begins with a maximum of 5 trays to be worn during the first 10 weeks of treatment.
At the end of the active phase of treatment, durable retainers are provided to each patient to provide permanent passive maintenance for the new orthodontic alignment.
Depending on the orthodontic adjustments provided by Crystal Clear Aligners®, patients with retainers are followed up every two to three months to ensure the stability of the new alignment.