Excel Dentistry wants your orthodontic treatment to be as comfortable as possible. With clear aligners, you will experience just that. Instead of wires and brackets, a clear aligner system uses a removable tray to straighten your teeth. To learn more about clear aligners in Glen Rock, New Jersey, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido, please contact our office today at 201-652-0400.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are made from durable, smooth material. The aligners are virtually unnoticeable by others. This orthodontic option is perfect for patients who want a discreet and comfortable treatment. With the use of modern technology, our dentist is able to create custom-designed, computer-generated aligners that fit your smile perfectly. Clear aligners are easily removed, making eating, brushing your teeth, and flossing much easier than with traditional braces.

At regular intervals in your treatment, you will switch to a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners needs to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for the amount of time prescribed by your dentist before switching to the next set. During your treatment, you will need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your alignment is on track.

Clear aligners correct the same orthodontic issues traditional as braces correct, including:

  • Crooked front teeth
  • Moderately crowded teeth
  • Moderately spaced teeth
  • A lapse in previous orthodontic treatment

Since your aligners are made of clear plastic, they can make your teeth look slightly yellow, gray, or stained if you do not clean them. You should not clean your aligners with hot water. They should be gently cleaned with a mild soap, or a cleaning solution provided by your dentist.  Using a toothbrush and toothpaste can damage your aligners. When you take them out, soak them in a clear denture or retainer solution.

For more information on clear aligners in Glen Rock, New Jersey, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido, please call our office today. We are excited to meet your orthodontic needs!

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