Treatment That Fits Your Life
If you’ve ever wanted a straighter smile without obvious metal braces, clear aligners from Gleason Orthodontics could be a great fit for you.
Dr. Gleason uses Spark and Clear Confidence clear aligners to provide strong and efficient treatment to create your perfect smile!
The Clear Aligner Process
At Gleason Orthodontics, you can choose between Spark and Clear Confidence in-house clear aligners. These unique aligner systems use a series of clear, customized trays to straighten your teeth gently.
Clear aligners are perfect for many teens and adults, and Dr. Gleason uses them to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues for patients around Webster, NY.
Unlike traditional braces, comfortable, clear aligners like those from Spark® and Clear Confidence (our in-house brand) offer you a flexible option.
These clear plastic trays don’t rely on a system of brackets and wires. That means you can reach a straighter smile at Gleason Orthodontics, and your friends might not even notice!
Clear aligners straighten your teeth with fewer office visits to our Webster office than traditional braces. They’re removable, nearly invisible, and customized by Dr. Gleason specifically for your teeth and mouth.
When you visit Gleason Orthodontics for your free consultation at our Webster office, we'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. Dr. Gleason will make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images right here in our office and then you’ll start the process of straightening your teeth.
You’ll probably wear your clear aligners for 9 to 15 months, and will typically use between 18 and 30 sets during your treatment at Gleason Orthodontics.
Dr. Gleason recommends wearing the trays for about 22 hours a day, but you can remove them to brush your teeth and eat. When you follow Dr. Gleason’s guidelines, you’ll start to notice a change in just a few months!
A Modern Approach
At Gleason Orthodontics, you can get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment in Webster.
Clear aligners treatment at Gleason Orthodontics takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. We create a custom-made series of aligners for your unique smile right here in our office. That means a quicker turn-around time and makes your treatment easier.
Your clear aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place based on the exact movements Dr. Gleason plans for you.
With clear aligners from Gleason Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
Clear aligner treatment has vastly improved over the years and can be used to handle various simple and complex cases. From crowding to spacing, underbite to overbite, Dr. Gleason can use clear aligners to help you reach your ideal smile.
Dr. Gleason has a lot of experience treating people with Invisalign, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Webster braces patients.
Differences Between Clear Aligners & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic clear aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.
Since you can remove your aligners when you eat, you won't have to change your diet like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts!
In fact, you should remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
You should be sure that you’re willing to keep up with the extra responsibilities of clear aligners before committing to treatment.
Your Responsibilities with Clear Aligners
When it comes to clear aligners treatment, there’s a lot to consider. Most clear aligner patients at Gleason Orthodontics enjoy shorter check-ups, fewer appointments, better oral hygiene, and fewer emergency visits.
However, the biggest pro of clear aligners can also be a con - the ability to remove them whenever you please. Your cooperation is essential for your clear aligners treatment to be successful.
Since braces are attached to your teeth, they do the heavy lifting to keep your treatment progressing. With clear aligners, you need to do a little extra work during your treatment so your trays can complete your treatment efficiently.
Like with traditional metal braces, Dr. Gleason recommends wearing a retainer after your clear aligner treatment to maintain your new alignment and your confident new smile.
Talk to Us About Clear Aligners
Dr. Gleason may not recommend clear aligners in some severe cases, but we can advise you about the options that fit best with your teeth, bite, and lifestyle.
Schedule your free consultation at our Webster office to learn if clear aligners are right for you.