Clear Ortho Aligners
New breakthroughs in dental technology continue to provide our patients with advanced ways to achieve optimum dental health. Clear Correct is an effective orthodontic treatment that produces the same results as braces without the hassle and inconvenience of wires and rubber bands.
Clear Correct is nearly invisible and a removable way to straighten teeth without braces, using Aligners. Aligners are made of a clear thin medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. Patients receive new Aligners at each step so the fit stays comfortable and discrete while your teeth gradually move into place. They are virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know you are straightening your teeth. Ask us how Clear Correct can help straighten your teeth within 18-months for most patients.
Clear Correct offers us the opportunity to make adjustments to your teeth and enhance your smile. It is great because it is non-evasive and so convenient. After evaluation and impressions have been taken, you will be set up with the clear braces, called aligners. You will wear the aligners throughout the day, except for when you eat or to brush your teeth. After we get you set up with the first aligner, you change them at each stage and only need to come back for a 15-minute appointment about every six weeks…. That is it!
Dr. Epstein has been certified by Clear Correct and has the ability and technology to offer this great solution to you at his Novato Dental Practice.
How often should I wear aligners?
Wear aligners as directed by your doctor—usually two to three weeks per step, at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
How visible are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. People usually don’t notice them. They’re not magic, however—you can see them at close range if you know what to look for.
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
To prevent relapse, doctors usually prescribe a retainer after any orthodontic treatment.
How long does treatment take?
This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.