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Washington Heights Clear Aligners

We offer the latest innovation in teeth straightening. Crooked teeth can weaken your confidence and make brushing difficult. Traditional orthodontic solutions are effective but come with metal brackets, sores, and are hard to keep clean. Fort Washington Dental Associates offers clear aligners. We understand that a straight smile can boost your confidence and help you get the smile you deserve.

How Invisible Aligners Work

Invisible aligners are hard, clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. At Fort Washington Dental Associates, our dentists will detail your oral health history and examine your teeth. We’ll perform x-rays and get clear images of your teeth’s positioning.

We take impressions to develop a treatment plan, and you receive clear aligners shortly after. Once you get them, you can expect the following:

  • You’ll receive new aligners periodically and wear each tray for as long as your dentist directs.
  • Each aligner puts pressure on your teeth, slowly shifting them into the proper position.
  • Every week or so, you change aligners as your teeth shift.
  • If you follow the dentist’s orders correctly, you’ll have a perfect smile after the directed wear time.

After your aligner course is over, retainers are necessary to ensure your teeth stay straight.

Benefits of Clear Aligners Instead of Braces

Compared to traditional braces, clear aligners offer many benefits. Fort Washington Dental Associates encourages patients to consider them before choosing traditional options.

  • Easily removable: Plastic aligners are easily removed and replaced as necessary. Brushing your teeth and eating is much easier than with traditional braces.
  • Invisible: Aligners’ clear plastic material is stain resistant. No one will know you’re wearing them.
  • More comfortable than traditional braces: Aligner trays are comfortable enough to wear for 24 hours. You can wear them in your sleep without discomfort. Traditional metal braces can cause sores and irritation.
  • Requires fewer dental visits: You’ll receive a few aligners at once and cycle through them yourself, coming in periodically for in-office visits.
  • Keeps dental hygiene easy: While traditional braces get in the way of brushing and flossing, removable clear aligners make dental hygiene simple.

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