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Clear Aligners in Saukville

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional methods of orthodontic treatment, such as metal braces. They use clear, plastic “aligners” that look sort of like a mouth guard or a retainer. Over time, these aligners exert pressure on your teeth, correcting problems with your bite and the position of your teeth.

If you’re interested in orthodontics in Saukville, but you’d like to avoid wearing braces, clear aligners from Dr. Rachel Cook may be right for you. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and see if you’re a good candidate for clear aligners.

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Clear aligners are completely removable, which makes it easier to eat your favorite foods and care for your teeth during treatment.

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How it Works: The Clear Aligner Treatment Process

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Orthodontic Consultation

First, you’ll need to visit our Saukville dentist for a consultation at Sauk Trail Dental. She will determine if you’re a good candidate for aligners. If you are, she will take impressions and images of your teeth and begin creating your treatment plan.

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Getting Your First Set
Of Aligners

Dr. Cook will work with our treatment partners to develop your clear aligner treatment plan. In a few weeks, you’ll come back to pick up your first several sets of aligners, and you’ll get instructions on how to wear them from Dr. Cook.

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Continued Treatment & Checkups

Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks for about 20-22 hours per day. Every 4-6 weeks, you will come back to our office for a checkup. Dr. Cook will check your progress and give you the next few sets of clear aligners that you’ll need.

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Treatment Completion & Retainers

Typically, treatment with clear aligners takes about a year. Once your treatment is over, you’ll come in for one last appointment, and get a set of retainers that you’ll wear at night. These will prevent your teeth from moving after your clear aligner treatment concludes.

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Why You Should Choose Clear Aligners

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Invisible When Worn

Unlike braces, clear aligners are totally invisible when worn, and they don’t affect your speech, either. This makes them particularly popular among older adults who may want to avoid traditional braces.

Fast Results

Overall, clear aligners tend to have faster results than braces. The typical treatment time is about a year, though this can vary based on your specific case and the amount of correction that’s needed for your smile and bite.

Improved Comfort

Clear aligners do not have any sharp metal parts, and they also exert more even, gentle pressure on your teeth when they're moving, which makes them more comfortable than braces.

Unbeatable Convenience

Since they’re removable, there are no dietary restrictions with clear aligners, unlike with braces. You can continue eating your favorite foods. You can also remove your aligners to brush and floss, which makes it easier to keep up your oral hygiene during treatment.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?

If your mouth is healthy but you have minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues like crooked teeth or bite problems, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners in Saukville, WI. The best way to find out is to contact Sauk Trail Dental for an cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rachel Cook.

What Are Clear Aligners And How Do They Work?

Clear aligners are a modern and discreet method of straightening teeth, offering an alternative to traditional braces. They are virtually invisible, custom-made plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. These aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into the desired position, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. Dr. Rachel Cook uses advanced technology to create a precise treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.

How Long Does The Treatment With Clear Aligners Take?

The duration of treatment with clear aligners varies from person to person and depends on the severity of the individual's case. However, the average case takes about 12 to 18 months. But, you'll start to see results in a matter of weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Rachel Cook will provide you with a more accurate timeline based on your specific needs and goals.

What Are The Benefits Of Clear Aligners Compared To Traditional Braces?

Clear aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces. They are nearly invisible, so many people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, providing a more aesthetic and comfortable solution. Unlike braces, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss normally. This can lead to better oral health in the long run. Clear aligners also usually require fewer office visits than traditional braces, saving you time. Lastly, clear aligners at Sauk Trail Dental are custom-made for your teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit with no sharp edges or brackets.

Remember, every patient's case is unique, and the best way to determine the most suitable treatment for you is to consult with a professional. Dr. Rachel Cook is always ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Feel free to reach out at (262) 284-7111 to schedule your consultation today.

Can Anyone Use Clear Aligners?

While clear aligners are a great solution for many, they may not be suitable for everyone. They work best for adults and teenagers with mild to moderate alignment issues. More complex dental problems, such as severe overbite, underbite, or significant gaps, might require more traditional orthodontic treatments.

How Do I Care for My Clear Aligners?

Proper care of clear aligners is crucial for maintaining oral hygiene and ensuring the effectiveness of the treatment. It's important to clean your aligners regularly using a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting the aligners to prevent trapping food particles and bacteria.

Are Clear Aligners Painful?

Most people experience some discomfort during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners. This is normal and usually a sign that the aligners are working. The discomfort is typically described as pressure and is usually manageable. Over-the-counter pain relief can be used if necessary, but most patients find that the discomfort subsides after a few days as they get used to each new set of aligners.

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Dental work, like crowns, bridges and veneers, cannot be whitened.

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