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Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Overview

At Legacy Dental, Dr. Lauren Semerad and Dr. Maggie Larsen understand the importance of a healthy smile. That’s why they offer clear aligners for patients interested in realigning their teeth to restore the beauty of their smiles in Omaha, Nebraska.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, removable appliances to move teeth into the correct position gradually. Unlike traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wires to shift the teeth slowly, clear aligners are made from smooth plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth. They are nearly invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for adults who don’t want the visibility of traditional braces.

What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners offer several advantages compared to traditional metal braces:

Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, with less risk of irritation or abrasions on the gums or cheeks, unlike what is possible with metal brackets.

The most striking difference between clear aligners and metal braces is that they are practically invisible due to their transparency. Their discreteness makes them ideal for adults who don't want others to know they're wearing orthodontic appliances.

Since you can remove your clear aligners at any time, you don't have to worry about food particles getting stuck around wires or brackets as you do with metal braces. Being removable makes it much easier for patients to maintain good oral hygiene throughout treatment with regular brushing and flossing habits.

Clear Aligner Process

Clear aligner therapy begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Lauren Semerad or Dr. Maggie Larsen. During the consultation, we will take photos and digital scans of your mouth to create a digital 3D model of your teeth and bite. This model is then used to plan a customized treatment plan that details how each aligner should move your teeth to achieve the desired results. 

Once the treatment plan is finalized, a series of custom clear aligners will be manufactured based on these instructions. Each successive set of trays will move your teeth slightly more than the preceding one until you reach your desired smile. Typical treatment times range from 6 to 18 months depending on how much movement is required for alignment, but some people may require shorter or longer treatments depending on their individual needs.

Invisalign in Omaha

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic technology that allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly and comfortably. Developed in 1997 by Align Technology, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners worn over the teeth and changed out every two weeks to gradually move them into the desired position. The aligners are clear and virtually undetectable, making them a great alternative to traditional metal braces for adults or teens who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces.

At Legacy Dental, our experienced dentists, Dr. Lauren Semerad and Dr. Maggie Larsen, are certified providers of Invisalign treatment. After taking 3D images of your teeth, our team can design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. The plan will include a series of custom-made aligners that you’ll need to wear for at least 22 hours daily and change out every two weeks as instructed by our team. We will monitor your progress as you switch out each aligner until your teeth have reached their final destination! Ask about Invisalign today!

 

SureSmile

SureSmile clear aligners provide a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s mouth, offering an effective way to straighten teeth without needing metal brackets or wires. They are made from medical-grade thermoplastic material designed to be both durable and flexible, with the ability to move teeth into their desired positions without damaging them. 

Patients will receive a series of these aligners throughout their treatment journey, which will help gradually shift their teeth into place over time. Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners do not require painful tightening or frequent visits to the dentist; instead, patients switch out their old aligners for new ones every one to two weeks until the desired results are achieved. This process usually takes between six months and 18 months, depending on the case.

Invisalgn Clear Aligners in Omaha, NE

Whether you’re looking for something more discreet like clear aligner therapy, choosing Legacy Dental as your clear aligner provider puts you in good hands with experienced professionals who know what it takes to get results quickly but safely. With our expertise in advanced transparent aligner systems like Invisalign, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you so you can achieve straighter teeth at any age!