Clear Aligners Dentist
Clear aligners make it easier than ever to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Instead of using braces, these custom fitted orthodontic trays reposition your smile using 3D-aided, digitally guided treatment. Urbandale Smiles offers clear aligners for adults of all ages as well as teens.
HOW CLEAR ALIGNERS STRAIGHTEN TEETH
Clear aligners work by gently shifting your teeth over time. The digitally printed trays are worn for about two weeks, and then you replace them with the next pair in your orthodontic series. Gradually and systematically, your teeth are brought into alignment.
You’ll want to plan on wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day at minimum. However, they will need to be removed during meals or while snacking, in addition to when you brush and floss. When worn as directed, you will notice your teeth shifting and aligning according to the treatment plan. The clear aligners provide a constant, gentle pressure that encourages your teeth to move, so there’s no need to have wires adjusted or braces “tightened,” as you might see with traditional orthodontic methods.
THE CLEAR ALIGNERS PROCESS AT URBANDALE SMILES
Your journey to a straighter smile begins with an initial consultation with one of our dentists. During this appointment, we will discuss your goals, assess your oral health, take a series of scans or X-rays, and determine if clear aligners are the right choice for you.
Customized Treatment PlanIf clear aligners are recommended, we will create a personalized treatment plan that provides a clear understanding of the treatment timeline and what you can expect. We will also review pricing options, insurance benefits, and flexible payment installments.
Aligner FittingsOnce you’re ready to begin treatment, we will use impressions or digital scans of your teeth to create your custom aligners. These aligners will be provided to you in batches, so that you can wear each set of trays as prescribed.
Intermittent Follow-upsThroughout your treatment, we will schedule periodic check-ins to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
After your clear aligner treatment is complete, we will also fit you with transparent retainers that will help preserve your new bite alignment.
TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE WITH SURESMILE®
At Urbandale Smiles, we are thrilled to offer SureSmile® clear aligners, a cutting-edge solution for achieving a straighter, more confident smile. As part of our commitment to comprehensive dental care, we are excited to introduce additional enhancements to your orthodontic journey. Patients opting for SureSmile® at Urbandale Smiles will now benefit from the SureSmile VPro™, an at-home device that, when used for just 5 minutes daily, ensures a proper fit for your aligners, potentially reducing discomfort and expediting your smile transformation.
SureSmile Whitening Kit
Additionally, we are pleased to provide the SureSmile Whitening Kit, allowing you to enhance the brilliance of your smile simultaneously. Trust Urbandale Smiles to not only straighten your teeth but also to elevate your overall dental experience with these innovative and complimentary offerings.