About Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to request a consultation with our team.
How do Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every change.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and you’ll receive a new aligner every two weeks. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
- Clear aligners are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
Invisalign uses 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. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective for treating a full range of orthodontic issues.
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. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete!
PelusoAlign (In-House Aligners)
At Peluso Orthodontics, we don’t settle for the ordinary; we embrace innovation and advanced technology. In addition to offering Invisalign aligners, we take pride in our exclusive in-house aligners. These aligners are meticulously designed using cutting-edge 3D printing technology, guaranteeing a flawless fit for your individual smile. Our in-house aligners provide an affordable and effective solution for correcting minor to more complex misalignments.
We recognize that every patient is exceptional, and their treatment should reflect that. That’s why Dr. Peluso and our dedicated team are committed to delivering personalized orthodontic solutions tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you opt for Invisalign or our in-house aligners, we are dedicated to guiding you on a path toward a radiant smile that is both comfortable and efficient.
Clear Aligners for Kids
At Peluso Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for every age. That’s why we’re excited to introduce clear aligners for kids, a gentle and effective way to guide your child’s dental development.
The Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven. This is the time when adult teeth start to emerge and potential issues, such as overcrowding, misalignment, or bite problems, can be easily identified.
Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 1 treatment, isn’t about fixing a full set of teeth. It’s about setting the stage for healthy jaw development, preventing severe problems down the line, and reducing the need for more invasive treatments in the future.
Early treatment offers several benefits, including:
- Prevention — It can prevent serious problems from developing, making treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
- Guidance — It directs the growth and development of the jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight.
- Space Creation — It can create more space in the mouth, reducing the chance of overcrowding.
- Improving Appearance — It can improve the appearance of a child’s smile and boost their self-esteem.
Clear Aligners for Kids in Early Treatment
Clear aligners can be an excellent option for many children as part of their early treatment plan. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable to wear. These features make them particularly attractive for young patients who may be self-conscious about their appearance or resistant to wearing braces.
All aligners we offer for kids, including Invisalign and our in-house PelusoAlign system, are custom-made using advanced 3D imaging technology to ensure a perfect fit. They gently guide the teeth into their correct positions, offering a less invasive and more flexible approach to early orthodontic treatment.
With clear aligners, kids can continue enjoying their favorite foods and maintain their oral hygiene routine without any restrictions. Plus, the aligners are easy to remove, which is perfect for active kids who play sports or musical instruments.
At Peluso Orthodontics, we believe in the power of early intervention to create a lifetime of healthy smiles. Clear aligners for kids are just one of the many tools we use to provide the best possible orthodontic care for our young patients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help guide your child’s smile on the right path!
Clear Aligners for Teens
At Peluso Orthodontics, we understand that every teen is unique, which is why we are committed to advancing our digital treatment solutions for clear aligners. Our goal is to provide a customized teeth-straightening solution that is not only precise but also keeps your teen moving forward confidently.
With our innovative clear aligner systems, your teen’s smile can transform up to 50% faster. As we witness your teen becoming the person you’ve always seen, they can enjoy all the things that make them unique.
Your teen’s smile transformation begins with a thorough scan of impressions. Working closely with our team of treatment specialists, we will develop a comprehensive digital treatment plan to achieve the best smile for your teen, with care from start to finish.
Our clear aligners, made with our proprietary SmartTrack material, will be custom-created for your teen’s treatment. These aligners are designed to be virtually invisible, allowing for fewer interruptions to their lifestyle. With an indicator on the aligner, you can easily monitor your teen’s compliance. They will wear the aligners for 22 hours a day, removing them only when necessary.
Throughout the treatment journey, your teen’s smile and life will gradually transform through a series of expertly designed shifts. As part of our commitment to your teen’s satisfaction, we offer the Peluso Orthodontics Teen Guarantee. This means that if, within the first six months, your teen decides against clear aligner treatment, they have the option to switch to wires and brackets.
Keep Up with Their Active Life & Evolving Smile
Clear aligner treatment at Peluso Orthodontics offers a superior experience when compared to traditional braces. We proudly correct both simple and complex teeth-straightening cases, and our treatment is covered by orthodontic insurance. With up to 50% shorter treatment times and fewer orthodontist visits, your teen can continue to enjoy all their favorite foods and activities. The removable trays make brushing and flossing a breeze, promoting optimal oral hygiene. Additionally, studies have shown that teens who undergo clear aligner treatment are two times more likely to experience a boost in self-esteem.
At Peluso Orthodontics, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional clear aligner treatment that meets the unique needs of every teen. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a journey to a confident and beautiful smile.
Clear Aligners for Adults
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens. More adults are now seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. At Peluso Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of adult orthodontic treatments, including clear aligners, which are an increasingly popular choice among adults.
Clear Aligners: A Modern Solution for Adult Orthodontics
Clear aligners are a revolutionary orthodontic solution that offers a discreet, comfortable, and convenient way to achieve a perfectly aligned smile. They consist of a series of custom-made, virtually invisible plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. These aligners gradually shift your teeth into their correct position over time.
Why Choose Clear Aligners?
- Discreet Treatment — Clear aligners are almost invisible, allowing you to undergo treatment without anyone else noticing. This makes them ideal for adults in professional environments or those who simply prefer a more subtle approach to orthodontic treatment.
- Comfort — Without any wires or brackets, clear aligners are significantly more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, reducing the risk of irritation to your gums and the inside of your mouth.
- Convenience — Clear aligners are removable, meaning you can take them out when eating, brushing, or flossing. This not only makes maintaining oral hygiene easier but also means there are no dietary restrictions.
- Predictable Outcomes — Thanks to 3D technology, we can show you a projection of what your smile will look like after treatment, even before you start.
Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult
Perhaps you didn’t have access to orthodontic treatment as a child, or maybe your teeth have shifted over time. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
- Improved Oral Health — Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to suffer from issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
- Enhanced Appearance — A straight, well-aligned smile can boost your self-confidence and make a positive impression in social and professional settings.
- Corrected Bite — Orthodontic treatment can correct malocclusions (improper bites), reducing the risk of jaw pain and other complications.
At Peluso Orthodontics, we understand that each patient is unique. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans designed to meet your specific needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in clear aligners or exploring other orthodontic options, our team is here to guide you every step of the way toward achieving the smile of your dreams.
Remember, it’s never too late to invest in your smile. Contact us today to request a consultation and find out how our adult orthodontic treatments can help you.