Comfortable and Clear Teeth Alignment
Clear aligners straighten teeth without the need for wires or brackets. Using special technology and custom-fitted retainers, you can achieve a straighter smile in as little as 6 months. Dr. Alexander Harris at Vero Dental is proud to offer Invisalign treatment to patients of all ages in Lehi, UT. If you’d like a straighter smile and are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, contact Vero Dental to see if clear braces are right for you.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Patients love straightening their smiles with clear aligners. In addition to feeling more confident about your straight smile, there are numerous other benefits to this special type of orthodontic treatment:
- Avoid the look and feel of metal brackets and wires
- Can treat a variety of dental issues
- Wearing the retainers is easy—simply put them in after meals and brushing and take them out to clean
- The aligners are virtually transparent
- Children, teens, and adults can all benefit from this clear alignment technology
- Special align technology moves teeth gradually in position, and many patients claim the retainers are more comfortable than metal braces
- Scans are taken digitally, eliminating the need for traditional molds and impressions
Clear Braces Options at Vero Dental
At Vero Dental, we offer both Invisalign and Trez aligners. Dr. Harris will discuss the differences between the two systems with you and determine the best one for your particular case.
Invisalign’s technology has advanced over the decades and is able to treat orthodontic problems like malocclusions, and it requires fewer followup visits. Trez, meanwhile is uniquely comfortable, as you would begin with a soft aligner that prepares your teeth at the cellular level to move into their new positions. Then you’ll progress to a medium aligner, and finally a hard aligner to complete the movement.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
First, you will meet with Dr. Harris at our office to determine your smile goals. If you choose clear aligners, we will take 3D scans of your mouth using a special handheld scanner. We use these scans to create your custom set of aligners, which you can start wearing as soon as they’re ready.
Your custom clear aligners are created in a lab, then sent them to our office. They are made of a strong plastic that ensures a comfortable and secure fit for every retainer. Every aligner is trimmed to fit along your gum line without causing irritation, resulting in maximum comfort.
Once we receive your first set of aligners, you will return to our office and we will place them in your mouth. Dr. Harris will ensure they fit properly and feel comfortable, and then your journey to a straighter smile begins!
Wear your aligners every day for 22 hours, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth. The more often you wear your retainers, the faster you will see results. Treatment times will vary depending on the types and extent of the dental issues you are seeking to correct. You’ll start seeing results in a matter of weeks, but it will take several months to complete the treatment process.
You will receive a new set of retainers every 2 weeks. Each set includes minor adjustments and when worn, your teeth will gradually shift to fit the new positions. You will visit us for appointments as necessary, and at these visits, we will track the development of your teeth.
With our scanning technology, we can predict your smile outcome at the start of treatment. You know exactly what the final result will look like and what to expect along the way.
What Issues Can Clear Aligners Treat?
Clear braces can help you achieve a straight smile as well as correct a number of orthodontic issues. These include:
- Misaligned teeth
- Gap teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
- Baby and permanent teeth