You don’t have to be a teenager to get braces. Our clear braces in Naperville are the perfect solution for anyone who wants straighter teeth without sacrificing aesthetics. Our clear braces are virtually undetectable, so you can get the care you need without feeling self-conscious.
What are Clear Braces?
Clear braces or aligners are a popular orthodontic treatment option for adults and teenagers. They are made from transparent materials that blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces, though they provide similar results. With clear braces, you can go about your day-to-day life without others knowing you have braces – even when you talk or smile.
Clear braces are also more comfortable to wear and can be easier to keep clean than metal braces. However, they may be more expensive than traditional braces and may not be as durable. If you are considering clear braces, consult with Dr. Primiano or Dr. Mach to discuss whether they are the best option for you.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
First, we take impressions or digital scans of your teeth. Then, using computer software, we create a prescription and treatment plan that shows the series of movements your teeth will make to achieve the desired result.
The clear aligners are then custom-made to fit your mouth. They are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
You simply pop them in and out of your mouth as needed to wear them. Unlike traditional braces, there are no brackets or wires to tighten.
You will receive new aligners every few weeks as you progress through the treatment plan. Each new set of aligners will help straighten your teeth further until you reach your goal.
Caring for Clear Braces
You can remove clear aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting the aligners back in your mouth to avoid trapping food and bacteria.
It’s essential to clean your clear aligners regularly to prevent them from becoming stained or accumulating bacteria. You can clean them with a soft toothbrush and soap before rinsing them. Never use hot water, as this can warp the aligners.
Are There Any Side Effects of Clear Braces?
Overall, Clear Aligners are a comfortable and effective way to achieve straighter teeth. With proper care, they can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Because they gently guide your teeth in the intended directions, they can cause some mild soreness or irritation. Patients can usually manage this discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain relievers and avoiding hard or chewy foods.
If you experience any severe side effects, contact us right away.
How Much Do Clear Aligners Cost?
The cost of clear aligners will vary depending on the severity of your dental problems and the length of time you need to wear them. However, clear aligners are typically more expensive than traditional braces.
That being said, the cost of clear aligners is often worth it for patients who want a more aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment option.
Payment Options for Clear Aligners
At Naperville Family Dentists, we want to ensure that everyone has access to the orthodontic care they need. That’s why we offer various payment options to make clear aligners more affordable.
We accept most major dental insurance plans and can help you file your claims. We also offer financing through CareCredit and LendingClub Patient Solutions.
Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly in Naperville, IL
With clear braces, you can achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in as little as 12 months. Plus, treatment is virtually painless, so you won’t have to worry about any discomfort.
Schedule a consultation today at Naperville Family Dentists and see if clear braces are right for you.