Reveal® Clear Aligner FAQs

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What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners (or clear braces) are the aesthetic alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces. An aligner tray pushes on your teeth in key spots to help your teeth slowly move into new positions. You would wear a series of aligners that gradually bring your teeth into healthy alignment.

Treatment with Reveal Clear Aligners by Henry Schein Orthodontics can include up to 30 trays, and each tray is worn for two weeks. The trays are custom-made for each patient based on the mold of his or her teeth.

You don’t have to settle for unsightly traditional braces. Unlike braces, clear aligners are nearly invisible. They are comfortable, removable, and easy to clean. In many cases, clear aligners require fewer dental appointments.

How do I know if clear aligners are right for me?

Clear aligners are available for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth. To find out if clear aligners are right for you, please schedule a consultation. Our doctor will provide you with a comprehensive oral exam to confirm candidacy for clear aligners.

What are the benefits of clear aligners over traditional braces?

Teeth aligners are sometimes called “clear braces.” But unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are nearly invisible. They are also comfortable, removable, and easy to clean.

How many hours a day do clear aligners need to be worn?

Clear aligners must be worn all day and night for at least 22 hours. You can take the trays out while eating, brushing, and flossing. If you don’t wear your aligners for the minimum amount of time each day, then your teeth won’t move quickly, and you’ll increase the length of your overall treatment time.

What is an attachment?

Most dentist-provided aligner systems involve gluing attachments or “buttons” to your teeth. Attachments can be an aggravation. Getting a bunch of attachments means spending extra time at the dentist’s office to have them placed. Additionally, many patients feel that attachments are unsightly and defeat the purpose of wearing “invisible” teeth aligners.

Reveal Clear Aligners by Henry Schein Orthodontics were specially designed to reduce the need for attachments. The ClearWear™ material used in our aligners and a unique manufacturing process create a precise fit that helps our aligners to hug the teeth. This results in tooth movement without the need for attachments in many cases.

Can I get clear aligners without seeing a dentist?

Reveal Clear Aligners focus on overall health and doctor-led treatment. We strongly recommend that you call our office if you are interested in clear aligners. We can help you to achieve the smile you desire while ensuring that your oral health is preserved and protected throughout your treatment.

What are the benefits of getting clear aligners through my doctor?

Your doctor will provide you with a comprehensive oral exam to determine whether or not your teeth qualify for clear aligners. If you don’t have your teeth checked by a professional before starting treatment, then there is a possibility that moving your teeth with aligners could cause permanent damage to your smile.

Additionally, your doctor will be available throughout your treatment to answer your questions and address your concerns. Your doctor will also know best how to help you in a dental emergency since they will already be familiar with your situation.

Lastly, routine dental checkups with your general dentist will ensure your treatment is on track and that your oral health is in good condition.

What questions should I ask if I’m interested in clear aligners?

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Here are some essential questions you should ask before beginning treatment with teeth aligners.

  • Are comprehensive diagnostic records like X-rays taken before my treatment?
  • Are in-person visits to your office during my treatment included in the treatment fee?
  • Are my teeth and gums are healthy enough for orthodontic treatment?
  • Are there any risks involved with clear aligner treatment?
  • What do I do if I experience an emergency during treatment?