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The Clear Path to a Healthier Smile

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Clear aligners is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that has transformed the way people think about braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara, create beautiful smiles with clear aligners in Glendora, CA. This modern treatment offers a discreet, comfortable, and effective way to correct a wide range of dental alignment issues. Whether you're dealing with crowded teeth, gaps, or bite misalignments, clear aligners provides a virtually invisible solution to achieve the smile you've always wanted.

What Issues Do Clear Aligners Address?

Clear aligners are incredibly versatile, making them suitable for treating various orthodontic concerns. These include but are not limited to, overcrowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.

What Are the Benefits?

Choosing clear aligners in Glendora, CA, with Foothill Family Dental Group offers several advantages over traditional braces. These include: 

  • The most obvious benefit is the aesthetic appeal of the clear aligners, which are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without the self-consciousness often associated with metal braces. 
  • The aligners are removable, so you can eat, brush, and floss with no restrictions, maintaining optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment. 
  • Clear aligners also tends to cause less discomfort than traditional braces, as the gentle pressure exerted is more controlled and gradual. 
  • With fewer office visits required for adjustments, clear aligners fits seamlessly into busy lifestyles, making it a convenient choice for adults and teens alike.
What you should know about clear aligners before visiting our office:

Your journey to a straight smile

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Embarking on your clear aligner journey at Foothill Family Dental Group involves a few key steps, each essential to ensuring the success of your treatment:

  • Initial Consultation: You will meet with Dr. Mariam or Dr. Yara for an assessment of your dental structure and a discussion about your smile goals. This visit will determine if you're an ideal candidate for clear aligners.
  • Custom Treatment Plan: Utilizing advanced 3D imaging technology, your dentist will create a precise treatment plan, mapping out the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
  • Receiving Your Aligners: You'll receive a series of custom-made aligners, each to be worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.
  • Progress Checks: Periodic appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure the aligners are effectively shifting your teeth according to plan.

Finalization: Once you've completed the series of aligners, any necessary refinements will be made to perfect your smile. A retainer will be provided to maintain your teeth’s alignment.

How long does clear aligner treatment take?

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The duration of clear aligners treatment varies depending on the complexity of your dental issues. On average, treatment can last between 12 to 18 months, though the average time tends to be around 9 months for most patients.

Are clear aligners painful?

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While clear aligners is generally less painful than traditional braces, you may experience mild discomfort or pressure each time you switch to a new set of aligners. This sensation is typically short-lived, indicating that the treatment is working.

Can I eat and drink while wearing aligners?

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It's recommended to remove your clear aligners while eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents staining of the aligners and ensures that food particles don't get trapped, which could lead to cavities.

How do I clean my clear aligners?

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Rinse your aligners under lukewarm water everytime you remove them and clean them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear, gentle soap. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. You can also opt to soak your aligners in a special clear aligner cleaning solution or denture cleaner once a week to keep them crystal clear.

Ready to Transform Your Smile with clear aligners in Glendora, CA?

Call (626) 963-3322 and schedule a consultation at our Glendora dental office.

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