Straightening your smile is easier than ever with the clear aligner options at ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics. At the office in Happy Valley, Oregon, Gary Chapman, DDS, offers 3M™ Clarity™ clear aligners to shift your teeth into proper alignment without braces. Clear aligners are comfortable, durable, and discreet. To learn more about the available options, call or book an appointment online now.

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What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are removable orthodontic treatments that use patented translucent materials to straighten teeth and correct common bite issues, like overbites.

Aligners mold to the unique shape of your teeth and bite, so they blend in seamlessly with your teeth. Others can’t tell when you’re wearing them.

Clear aligners are an attractive option if you want straighter teeth but aren’t interested in traditional braces. With clear aligners, you can correct orthodontic issues discreetly, eat your favorite foods, and brush and floss as you normally would.

Which orthodontic issues can clear aligners treat?

Thanks to advancements in orthodontics, clear aligners can correct orthodontic issues just as effectively as braces in many cases. Clear aligners may be the right option for you if you have one or more of the following:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

If you had braces as a child but your teeth ultimately shifted back into their original position, clear aligners can help restore your straightened smile.

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

When choosing between braces or clear aligners, consider the advantages of investing in 3M™ Clarity™, such as:

  • Improved comfort
  • Discreet appearance
  • Removable aligners
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Better oral hygiene
  • Fewer in-office visits

Clear aligners can correct orthodontic issues in as little as 6-18 months. You can also accelerate your treatment time with the Propel® devices that ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics offers.

Unlike braces, clear aligners don’t adhere to your teeth. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss, so they have less impact on your day-to-day life than braces.

To find the right clear aligners for your smile, call ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.