At Ottawa Dentistry, our dentists offer ClearCorrect™ and MTM® clear aligners. These custom orthodontics are another option to traditional metal braces.
Clear aligners can help you achieve an even smile without wearing metal braces. They are a discreet, removable and convenient orthodontic option. Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, we will create a treatment plan and custom aligners just for you.
Clear aligners are a series of custom-made, removable trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. They make tiny adjustments to your teeth while you wear them.
You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next one in the series. This process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions.
At Ottawa Dentistry, we offer ClearCorrect™ and MTM® (Minor Tooth Movement) aligners for our patients.
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Clear aligners are discreet, removable and convenient.
The aligners are made of a clear plastic material, making them difficult for others to notice you're wearing them.
You can also take them out to eat, drink, brush and floss, as long as you're sure to wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day.
Clear aligners can treat a number of misalignment and malocclusion cases, including: crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gapped teeth and bite issues (overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite).
After a comprehensive exam of your teeth and mouth, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners.
Only your dentist can determine the duration of your treatment based on your specific needs. Factors that may determine treatment length include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
The cost of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case and length of your treatment. The more severe the malocclusion, the more aligners you'll need and the more your treatment will cost. Ultimately, the cost of clear aligners is comparable to that of traditional metal braces.
You will probably find that clear aligners fit very comfortably into your daily life. Because of the low profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're wear them so the social impacts are minor.
You can also take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, or brush and floss your teeth. That means absolutely no dietary restrictions, and brushing and flossing is just as easy as ever.