For minor esthetic issues we can now use ClearCorrectTM Clear Aligners. If you’re a good candidate for clear aligners, we will take photos and x-rays, use a scanner or impressions to capture the shape of your teeth, and submit your prescription to ClearCorrect. They will make a series of aligners customized to apply pressure to the teeth that you want to move. We will then check your progress periodically and give you new sets of aligners. You’ll wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, progressing through each step until your treatment is done.
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. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.
The picture below is of a patient's lower arch. This patient had been through traditional orthodontics as a child; however, no lower 3x3 lingual bar was placed and the patient had stopped wearing the clear retainer at some point. As you can see, eventually there was shifting and crowding of the front teeth. This particular case took about nine months until completion.