Clear Aligners

Dentistry by Design Palisades

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Pacific Palisades, CA

If you have overcrowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, you’re probably a good candidate for orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. At Dentistry by Design Palisades in Pacific Palisades, California, Maria Tapia, DDS, and the team, proudly offer ClearCorrect clear aligners to both teenagers and adults. If you dream of having a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile, request a consultation today by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What are clear aligners?

ClearCorrect clear aligners are a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of see-through, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth. 

ClearCorrect aligners don’t use brackets, wires, or rubber bands. Instead, they’re made of an FDA-approved thermoplastic free of BPA and phthalates. This makes them ideal for all types of people, including those with allergies. 

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

Clear aligners present several benefits compared with traditional metal braces. For one, they involve limited movement of your anterior (front) teeth. As a result, you’re less likely to need additional restorations in the future. 

Clear aligners also help you maintain your oral health. Because you can take them out, it’s easier to access your molars, premolars, and the spaces between your teeth when brushing and flossing.

Last but not least, clear aligners can transform your smile and provide you with stunning aesthetic results. In some cases, they even prevent the need for further cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatments. 

What types of orthodontic issues can clear aligners treat?

The team at Dentistry by Design Palisades uses clear aligners to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Extreme crowding
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Alignment issues

You might also benefit from orthodontics with clear aligners if you have noticeable gaps between your teeth. 

Am I a good candidate for clear aligners?

Only an experienced dental team like the one at Dentistry by Design Palisades can determine if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment. Following a thorough oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. 

How long does orthodontic treatment with clear aligners take?

The length of time you need to wear your ClearCorrect clear aligners depends on several factors, including the severity of the orthodontic issues being treated and your overall commitment. The team at Dentistry by Design Palisades recommends you wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day, only taking them out to eat and to brush and floss your teeth. 

If you fail to wear your ClearCorrect aligners for extended periods of time, it may halt or reverse your progress.

If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect clear aligners, request an appointment at Dentistry by Design Palisades today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.