Anderson Clear Aligners

Do you have crooked or uneven teeth and desire a straight, beautiful smile? At Hopewell Family Dentistry, your dentist in Anderson, SC, offers clear aligners to correct your orthodontic and cosmetic concerns. You can achieve the straight, symmetrical smile you’ve always wanted with clear aligners. 

 

Dr. Patrick Carter is a highly skilled and exceptionally trained dentist in Anderson who can help you improve your oral health and appearance with clear aligner braces. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carter, please get in touch with our Anderson dental office today at (864) 760-1611. We look forward to helping you perfect your smile! 

close up of woman using clear aligners in AndersonA Perfect Smile Is Possible with Clear Aligners 

Clear aligner orthodontics is a modern treatment that corrects cosmetic flaws in the smiles of adults and teens. Clear aligners can treat mild cases of the following:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites 
  • Open bites 
  • Overcrowding
  • Overlapping teeth 
  • Twisted or protruding teeth 
  • Crooked or asymmetrical teeth 
  • Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth

Instead of using metal wires and brackets, clear aligners use plastic aligner trays to precisely fit your unique oral blueprint. The clear aligner trays gently move your teeth into the desired position, and your dentist may recommend wearing a new set of trays every two weeks until your treatment is complete. 

What Does the Clear Aligner Treatment Involve?

Dr. Carter will assess your oral health and smile and create a personalized treatment plan to help you attain the straight teeth you’ve always wanted. We then take an impression of your teeth, and we send the impression to a clear aligner dental laboratory where a trained specialist creates your custom clear aligners. 

When the aligner trays are ready to wear, we’ll invite you to return to our dental office, where we can ensure a precise and comfortable fit. The clear aligner trays work in a series, and each set is slightly more snug because they gradually move your teeth into position. Patients typically change their aligners every two weeks.

We recommend wearing your clear aligners between 20 to 22 hours each day for optimal results, only removing them to eat and practice oral hygiene. The average treatment time for clear aligners is 12–18 months, though this varies depending on the patient’s unique needs and goals. 

How to Care for Your Clear Aligners 

After meals, we ask you to brush your teeth before wearing your clear aligner trays. If you don’t clean your teeth, bacteria will get trapped against your teeth, and the aligners can collect stains and sustain damage.

Storing clear aligners in a safe place is also essential so they don’t get cracked or broken. If you are not wearing your clear aligner trays, store them in a container. Never leave them in the heat, hot water, or a hot car, as the heat will warp the trays’ shape, and they will be unwearable.

If your clear aligners get damaged or the shape warps, please do not try to wear them. Instead, please get in touch with our dental office so we can provide you with a new set and you can remain on your treatment schedule. 

Woman showing off clear aligners in anderson scClear Aligners in Anderson, SC 

 

Do you have crooked teeth or an overbite, but you loathe the idea of wearing metal braces? At Hopewell Family Dentistry, Dr. Carter offers several dental services to improve the function of your teeth aesthetically. People of all ages can wear clear aligners, but it’s most suitable for teenagers and adults. If you have a minor misalignment concern, clear aligners in Anderson, SC, may be the ideal solution for you!

Everyone on our team is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of dentistry available. Please contact our team today to schedule your clear aligner consultation with Dr. Carter.