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Do Clear Aligners Work?

October 26, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Cameron Thomas
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Not only do clear aligners work, but they work incredibly well! Unlike traditional metal braces that are glued or bonded onto your teeth, clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. They’re made with a strong plastic that gently moves your teeth into their proper position. And because there's no brackets and wires, they’re a lot more comfortable. Kennedy Dental offers Invisalign clear aligners for patients near Bellevue, NE.

Here’s everything you need to know about how clear aligners work their magic.

Invisalign Treatment Starts with a Consultation

First things first—please book an Invisalign consultation appointment at our Bellevue, NE dental office. This consultation will determine if Invisalign is right for you. The next step is to create a treatment plan that also includes dental impressions and images of your teeth. Because doesn’t everyone love a good before and after? Additionally, this treatment plan will be used to create your customized aligners.

Getting Your Custom Aligners

Once your aligners are ready, you'll start wearing them for 20-22 hours per day. Other than eating and brushing and flossing your teeth, you should wear them! Approximately every two weeks, you'll switch out your current aligner for the next one in the series.

What Is the Purpose of the Series of Aligners?

Each new aligner in the series will put slight pressure on your teeth, gradually positioning them into place. The plastic for each set of aligners is specifically molded to move certain teeth a very specific amount. That way, whether your goal is to close a small gap between your two front teeth or give yourself an entire smile makeover, you can trust that each new set of aligners is designed to get you closer to achieving your goal. 

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Besides being practically invisible (which means no one has to know you’re even wearing them!), there are plenty of other benefits with clear aligners: 

  • They’re removable, which means you can take them out whenever you want—for special occasions or eating and oral hygiene. Just be sure to put them back in as soon as possible so you don’t fall behind on treatment.
  • You can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
  • Invisalign in Bellevue is more comfortable than traditional braces since there are no metal wires or brackets rubbing against your gums and cheeks.

Contact Kennedy Dental for Invisalign in Bellevue, NE

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular choice for people near Bellevue, NE who want to straighten their teeth without traditional braces. And now that you know how they work, we hope you have a better understanding of whether or not they might be right for you. If you think clear aligners could be an option worth exploring, book a consultation at Kennedy Dental today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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