Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a convenient alternative for straightening teeth. Invisalign® and Spark aligners are virtually invisible, making them an excellent option for people seeking a more discrete treatment option. Aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning, providing more freedom throughout treatment. 

Learn more about the perks of being a patient at Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics during a free consultation. 

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners — also known as invisible aligners — are modern orthodontic appliances that straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. They are custom-made for each patient and are virtually invisible and removable, making them a convenient and flexible alternative to traditional braces.

Clear aligners can effectively treat a range of dental issues, such as crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, gaps between teeth, and even open bites. Clear aligners can also be used during phase 1 orthodontic treatment in children between 6 and 10 years old to create space for developing permanent teeth.

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Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a smart choice for your long-term health and confidence. These aligners are designed to be comfortable and sleek, reducing irritation during treatment. 

Advantages of clear aligners include: 

  • Straight teeth are also healthier as they are easier to clean, reducing the risk of plaque build-up. 
  • Clear aligners are gentler, allow you to continue eating your favorite foods, offer faster treatment times, make it easier to maintain oral hygiene, and require fewer in-office appointments.

Types of Clear Aligners

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The Invisalign system is an exceptional orthodontic treatment option that utilizes a series of clear, custom-made plastic trays to straighten your teeth without using noticeable wires or brackets. These aligners are suitable for many conditions and ideal for individuals looking for a more aesthetic treatment option.

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Spark Aligners

Spark clear aligners are constructed with TruGEN™, the most advanced aligner material available, to ensure maximum efficiency through higher sustained force retention. Spark aligners’ polished, scalloped edges provide a superior treatment experience. These aligners also boast a clearer appearance and have minimal stains compared to leading aligner materials, giving you added confidence during your treatment.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?

Clear aligner treatment requires a significant commitment to wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective. If you are not willing to make this commitment, traditional braces may be a better option for you. 

Consider these questions to determine if clear aligners are right for you:

  • Are you willing to commit to the treatment?
  • Are you seeking a virtually-invisible treatment option?
  • Are you ready to achieve your desired smile?

The best way to know if clear aligners make sense for you is to book a free consultation. During your free exam, we will examine the underlying conditions affecting your smile and determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

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Clear Aligners for Adults

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. At Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics, we understand that obtaining a beautiful smile can do more than boost your confidence. Many adults believe that it’s too late for orthodontic treatment, but Invisalign clear aligners can change that. 

With recent technological advancements, most adult malocclusions can now be treated, and Spark and Invisalign can also address issues with missing, chipped, or worn teeth.

Clear Aligners for Teens

Invisalign Teen is an innovative orthodontic treatment that is more comfortable and subtle than other treatments. Instead of using traditional metal braces with brackets and wires, Invisalign uses lightweight, clear plastic aligners to align your teen’s smile gently. Both Invisalign and Spark have adult, teen, and child interceptive treatments available.

The trays are clear, making it barely noticeable that they are wearing braces. They can also remove the trays at any time, allowing them to continue eating the foods they enjoy the most. Maintaining dental hygiene is also much easier, so your teen will have an easier time brushing and flossing as there are no wires and brackets to work around.

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Contact Mary Cay Koen To See If Clear Aligners Are Right For You

At Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics, we understand the impact of having a radiant smile. Dr. Koen, an experienced orthodontist, has assisted countless individuals in attaining their desired smile.

We proudly serve the communities of Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, White House, and Madison, TN, and are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding clear aligner treatment.

If you’re interested in clear aligners, schedule a complimentary consultation with us today! Take the first step towards your dream smile by booking a free consultation with the providers at Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics now!