Dr. Phil Shay, D.D.S. M.S.
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What Are Clear Aligners?

Consider Clear Aligners to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces.

These are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. The Clear Aligners are made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.

Less Treatment Time

A typical Clear Aligner case takes about a year from start to finish. You’ll see your doctor every month or two to see how you’re progressing. Every few visits you’ll be given additional aligners to continue your treatment. Commonly, the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but treatment time and number of aligners will vary from case to case.

A Clear Alternative

Clear Aligners straighten your teeth using a series of clear removable aligners. The aligners are changed every 2 weeks, moving your teeth—little by little, week by week—until they have moved to the final position. Our aligners are comfortable to wear and removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual.

Invisible and Comfortable

Clear Aligners are an invisible solution. So you won’t draw undue attention to your mouth while in treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. Comfortable to wear, our aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual.

Are Clear Aligners for Me?

Clear Aligners can be used to treat most common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It's successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. Not only are Clear Aligners versatile, helping to correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, but it really works. And there are over half a million smiles to back that up. But a confident smile isn't the only benefit of correcting your dental issues with custom-made Clear Aligners — your health can be positively impacted as well.

How To Get Started

First, you will come in for a consultation to discuss your goals and for us to examine your teeth to ensure they will benefit from the Clear Aligner system. We will then write a detailed treatment plan and take specialized molding of your teeth to order a full set of customized aligners for you. Once the aligners arrive at the office you will be ready to go forward with your treatment.