The Clear Choice
Clear aligner treatment with Dr. Alena Lotz and the team at Evergreen Orthodontics can give you beautiful, straight teeth without braces.
The Process of Clear Aligners
Clear aligners systems (like Invisalign) are made of clear, lightweight plastic trays that fit over your teeth and are designed to align your teeth and improve your bite. Although the process looks and feels different from traditional braces, the outcome will be the same! The best part is because they are removable, you can eat what you want to eat, drink what you want to drink, and brush and floss normally.
Clear aligners tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces because there is less irritation of the lips and gums. Additional benefits include the ability to remove the aligners for special events and pictures, fewer visits to our office, and no emergency visits!
At your initial consultation at Evergreen Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We then create your custom-fitting aligners from these images (how tech savvy is that?). Once the aligners have been created and delivered to you, you will start to see improvements to your bite and smile.
We expect you to be an active participant during your aligner treatment. If the trays aren’t worn as prescribed by Dr. Lotz, we will not get the desired result! The trays are generally worn about 22 hours a day and are removed for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking.
Schedule your free consultation at Evergreen Orthodontics today to discuss your treatment with clear aligners with Dr. Lotz. She will assess your individual needs and desires and create a custom treatment plan so you can start improving your smile.
A Modern Approach
Clear aligner treatment at Evergreen Orthodontics offers you a modern approach to straightening your teeth. Clear aligner treatment utilizes the most modern technology to create custom-made aligners created just for you!
These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth (like a retainer). When you wear your aligners as prescribed, this will gently move your teeth into place little by little based on the exact movements planned for you by Dr. Lotz. It is fully customized to fit your exact needs.
With clear aligner treatment at Evergreen Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners weekly (or as prescribed by Dr. Lotz) until your treatment is completed. Dr. Lotz will be monitoring the movement of your teeth to ensure that your teeth are moving in a healthy way.
At Evergreen Orthodontics, you’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment. Dr. Lotz has a lot of experience treating patients with clear aligners, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Smyrna patients.
What’s the Difference Between Braces & Clear Aligners?
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic clear aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. You won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces because you remove your aligners before meals, so feel free to eat as much sticky, chewy, gooey, crunchy, hard foods as you want.
In fact, your aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on clear aligners.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat. Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Responsibility of Wearing Clear Aligners
When it comes to treatment with clear aligners, there’s a lot to consider. Most patients at Evergreen Orthodontics in clear aligner treatment enjoy fewer appointments, shorter check-ups, better oral hygiene, and no emergency visits.
Your commitment to wearing the aligners 22 hours a day is essential! Because braces are attached to your teeth, you don’t have to worry about taking them out. With clear aligners, you have to be committed to wearing your aligners to ensure that the treatment progresses efficiently and effectively. Similar to traditional braces, Dr. Lotz will recommend wearing a retainer to maintain your beautiful new glowing smile
Interested in Clear Aligners?
Schedule your free consultation today to meet with Dr. Lotz to discuss if clear aligners are right for you. She can advise you about the various treatment options that may fit your lifestyle.