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What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Aligners offer some benefits that metal braces don't. For example, aligners allow for easier brushing and flossing since they're removed for cleaning. Plus, food won't get stuck like metal brackets. The most significant benefit is that clear aligners are nearly invisible, meaning many people won't be able to tell you're wearing them at all.

 

Clear aligners are becoming an increasingly popular practice for fixing misaligned teeth. They're discreet and convenient, but it is essential to know how clear aligners move teeth. Properly aligned teeth reduce the risk of bad bites, decay, cavities, and broken teeth. And, of course, give you a brighter, healthier-looking smile!

 

Getting Treatment

The orthodontist will perform an oral exam and take a series of X-rays and photos of your head and mouth. They will also take an impression of your teeth to plan your treatment.

 

The orthodontist will give you several sets; each set should be worn for one to two weeks. Aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day and taken out of the mouth for eating, brushing, and flossing. As with braces, patients will need to wear a retainer after clear aligners.

 

What's the Cost? 

The average cost in the United States for Clear Aligners is  $1,800 to $10,000. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less. 

 

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