There are several companies that provide "transparent plastic aligners". It may be that you have heard of some of these companies, such as, Clearway, Invisalign, Red White & Blue….the list goes on. Fortunately, as part of Dr. Ranjbar's complimentary exam, he can let you know if you're a candidate for this type of treatment as well as determine which aligner system is best suited for your particular dental alignment need.
What is it?
These transparent aligner systems use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. This technology has been proven effective to the extent that more than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are utilizing some form of invisible aligner technology.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Ranjbar has prescribed. You'll visit Dr. Ranjbar about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 6-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment will vary from case to case.