Want to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces? O·M·I Orthodontics offers clear aligners in Fort Wayne, Auburn, and Fishers, Indiana. They are an almost undetectable method of tooth alignment. They are a great alternative to traditional braces and can give you a beautiful smile with straight and healthy teeth.
Clear aligners can help you achieve straighter teeth without anyone knowing you’re wearing them. They are comfortable to wear, and caring for them is a breeze. You’ll be able to brush and floss normally, and there are no food restrictions. You can also remove them for special occasions.
Schedule a consultation with O·M·I Orthodontics today!
What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, thermo-plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into alignment. We sometimes call them “invisible braces” because they are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Clear aligners are an excellent option for adults or teens who don’t want their orthodontic treatment to be apparent. They are also a good choice for people who play sports or have other activities that could damage traditional braces.
Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces
Clear aligners have many advantages over traditional braces:
- They have the advantage of discreet treatment. Traditional braces are visible in your mouth, but clear aligners are difficult to see, even when you are laughing or speaking.
- The fact that clear aligners can be removed for eating and brushing means you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires.
- Clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, which can often cause irritation and mouth sores.
- Clear aligners typically require fewer office visits than traditional braces, so you can save time and money by opting for this treatment option.
Clear Aligner Procedure
The clear aligner procedure is simple. First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joel Johnson or Dr. Marcus Dager. During your consultation, we’ll take X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth. We’ll use these to create a treatment plan and to make your custom aligners.
Once your aligners are ready, you’ll come back for a fitting. We’ll make sure they fit comfortably and make any necessary adjustments. You’ll also be given instructions on how to care for your aligners and use them.
You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. You’ll need to change them out every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into place. You’ll also need to see our team every 6-8 weeks for a progress check.
The entire process usually takes about 12 months, but this can vary depending on the severity of your misalignment.
Clear Aligner Costs
The cost of clear aligners will vary depending on the severity of your misalignment and the length of treatment. However, clear aligners can be more affordable than traditional braces. We offer financing options to make treatment more affordable.
Clear Aligner Aftercare
Once your treatment is complete, you may need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place. We’ll take impressions of your teeth and make a custom retainer. You should wear your retainer daily, typically when you sleep.
Clear Aligners in Fort Wayne, Auburn, and Fishers
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team if you’re interested in clear aligners. We’ll help you decide if clear aligners are the right option and create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
If there is something about your smile you’d like to change, we can help you do it! We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!