Straighten Your Smile
the Clear Way
Clear aligner treatment at Botsford Family Orthodontics can give you a straighter smile and amazing results without any metal. This modern, convenient option will change the way you see orthodontic treatment.
Clear aligners work similarly to braces by gradually shifting teeth into their proper alignment. Aligners are removable, making it easier to eat, brush, and floss as you usually would.
Types of Clear Aligners
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we offer two types of clear aligners: Invisalign and uLab Systems. The brands are similar because they are clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten teeth.
However, there are some differences between them that you should know to make the best decision for your smile.
Invisalign was the first clear aligner brand and is the most widely known. Invisalign aligners use a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack that’s more comfortable and provides a better fit.
Dr. Botsford shapes Invisalign aligners to your gum line for a more precise fit.
uLab Systems is a newer clear aligner brand that offers several different options to straighten your smile. uLab Systems aligners use a thinner material that may be more comfortable for some patients.
Like Invisalign, the aligner trays are almost completely unnoticeable, so you'll have a subtle experience from start to finish.
How Clear Aligners Work
Invisalign and uLab Systems aligners apply consistent pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into straighter positions. Before starting treatment, you will visit our Medford office for a free consultation to determine if clear aligners are right for you.
If Dr. Botsford thinks you’re a candidate for clear aligners, we'll take impressions of your teeth and use them to create a 3D digital model.
This model will be the reference point to create a series of custom aligners you'll wear for 22 hours a day, switching each one out for the next in the series every few weeks.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Invisalign offers many benefits compared to traditional braces.
Some of these benefits include:
Clear aligners are nearly invisible, making them an excellent option for discreet orthodontic treatment.
Unlike traditional braces, they see-through trays won't draw unwanted attention to your teeth while you work towards a straighter smile.
Clear aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic material that won't irritate your cheeks or gums.
There are no brackets or wires to cause discomfort, and because we custom-design the trays for your teeth, they fit snugly and won't slide around.
There are no dietary restrictions with clear aligners, unlike traditional braces. You can remove the trays, so that means you can eat and drink what you want during treatment.
You can also brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, without any special tools.
Clear aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth and correct bite issues.
They work effectively for most patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems.
Shorter Treatment Time
Clear aligners typically require less treatment time than traditional braces.
Treatment times can vary depending on the severity of the orthodontic issue, but on average, treatment with clear aligners lasts between 12 and 18 months.
Choosing Clear Aligners
If you are considering clear aligners, it's important to choose an experienced orthodontist with the training and experience to give you results.
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we have the expertise to provide clear aligner treatment and correct orthodontic issues.
During your consultation, Dr. Botsford will evaluate your teeth and determine if clear aligners are the best option for your smile.
Maintaining Your Results
After your clear aligner treatment is complete, it's important to wear a retainer to maintain your results.
A retainer is a custom-made appliance that is worn at night and helps prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we will provide instructions on caring for your retainer and maintaining your beautiful new smile.
The cost of clear aligners will vary depending on the length of treatment, the severity of your orthodontic issue, and other factors.
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment options, including financing plans to make clear aligner treatment affordable for your family.
Correct Your Smile With Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are a popular and effective way to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. They offer many benefits compared to traditional braces, including appearance, comfort, convenience, and treatment time.
If you are considering clear aligners, contact the team at Botsford Family Orthodontics to schedule a free consultation and learn if Invisalign is right for you.