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ClearCorrect® Specialist

Adirondack Dental Group

Dentists located in Clifton Park, NY

Clear aligners are a trusted solution if you want to straighten your teeth but are worried about visible braces. Laurie Singh, DDS, and Andy Singh, DDS, are skilled dentists at Adirondack Dental Group in Clifton Park, New York, who offer clear aligners like Clear Correct to help enhance your smile. If you want to uncover your smile's potential discretely and comfortably, call the office to schedule your consultation or book online.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners, like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™, are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment for straightening your teeth and improving your bite. They're made from smooth, clear plastic that fits your teeth snugly and disappears on your smile.

Clear aligners have become an incredibly popular alternative to braces, giving you a better-looking and healthier smile with much less hassle. 

What's the process of getting clear aligners?

The process of getting clear aligners begins when the team at Adirondack Dental Group takes an impression of your smile. They use this dental mold to create a model of your smile.

Your dental model is manipulated to map out all of the "steps" that your teeth need to take to get into their target alignment. Each one of those "steps" is then turned into a set of aligners in your series.

You wear your aligners all day, taking them out only to brush, floss, and eat. Each set of aligners exerts small, constant pressure that gradually pushes your teeth towards their target alignment

Every two weeks, once your teeth have settled into their new position, you switch to the next aligner in your series, until you've finally reached your target alignment.

 

What conditions do clear aligners correct?

Clear aligners correct many of the same conditions as traditional metal braces, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Open bite

Many patients also choose to use clear aligners to generally straighten their teeth and improve the appearance of their smile.

 

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

Clear aligners give you a straighter smile, which can be more aesthetically pleasing and function better. Smiles with straight teeth and a properly aligned bite are less susceptible to developing cavities, gum disease, premature wear and tear, and TMJ disorder.

Clear aligners also have several advantages over other orthodontic treatments, like traditional metal braces, including:

Comfort

Because your clear aligners are made of smooth plastic, they won't tear up the insides of your cheeks as braces do.

Convenience

Because your clear aligners are removable, you don't have to change your diet or learn any special cleaning techniques. You can take out your aligners whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat, and put them back in after.

Discretion

Your clear aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, allowing you to straighten your teeth without attention.

To learn more about how the team at Adirondack Dental Group can conveniently improve your smile with clear aligners, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.