Although clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular, many people still don’t know much about them. At Simply Southern Smiles Orthodontics, we’re highly knowledgeable on clear aligners and other straightening solutions. We aim to resolve any confusion on clear aligners with our clear aligners FAQ.

If you don’t see your question answered here, our team can provide you with the information you need. Dr. Woods provides personalized orthodontic treatments for every patient.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are a popular orthodontic solution that uses clear trays to straighten teeth quickly and effectively. Clear aligners that fit your teeth perfectly and gradually shift them into proper positioning, resolving bite issues, gaps, and more. There are options for teens and adults.

Clear aligners are an easy-to-use tooth straightening treatment. You can remove aligners to eat and drink, brush your teeth, and exercise. You’ll see excellent results with Simply Clear Aligners as long as you follow Dr. Woods’ instructions.

Dr. Woods takes an image of your teeth and sends it away for tray construction. You’ll receive removable plastic alignment trays that make straightening your teeth significantly more comfortable than braces and don’t require frequent orthodontic visits.

How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate for Clear Aligners?

While these trays effectively resolve many different orthodontic issues, clear aligners still have limitations. To determine whether you’re a candidate for Simply Clear Aligners, visit Simply Southern Smiles Orthodontics for a free consultation. Dr. Woods will discuss your dental history, perform an examination, and notify you of eligibility.

If you’re not a candidate for Simply Clear Aligners, we’ll help you find a treatment just as effective. Keep reading our clear aligners FAQ to determine whether this treatment seems like a good fit for your lifestyle, then request a consultation when you’re ready.

What is the Difference Between Simply Clear Aligners and Invisalign®?

Simply Clear Aligners is Simply Southern Smiles Orthodontics’ clear aligner treatment. Dr. Woods develops your aligners in our office. This significantly differs from Invisalign, which requires images to be sent away for aligner creation and may result in higher costs.

You’ll get faster service with Simply Southern Smiles Orthodontics clear aligners. If your aligners need an adjustment, we can provide same-day services to get you back on track. Although highly successful, Invisalign’s system does not allow us this flexibility.

What is the Difference Between Simply Clear Aligners and Braces?

Simply Clear Aligners offer a discreet, nearly-invisible way to straighten your teeth. Their comfortable plastic construction means there are no sharp edges, and the removable trays make it easy to maintain your lifestyle.

Modern technology lets us provide ceramic, lingual, and self-ligating braces for a faster, more comfortable straightening experience. Braces’ wires and brackets may make it slightly more tedious to brush and floss effectively. You’ll also need to limit your diet and avoid foods that could damage your braces.

If our clear aligners FAQ still has you wondering about clear aligners vs. braces, contact our team for more information. We have over 50 years of experience making smiles a reality.

Are Clear Aligners Effective?

Many people choose clear aligners for their faster, more effective straightening power than traditional braces. They are highly effective for straightening children’s, teens’, and adults’ teeth. Clear aligners begin working the moment you start treatment.

If you wear your aligners for the amount of time Dr. Woods recommends, you’ll quickly see results. Typically, treatment time lasts from six to eighteen months. Depending on your treatment needs, you could begin seeing improvements within a few weeks of wearing your aligners.

Are Clear Aligners Cheaper Than Braces?

Our clear aligners FAQ also touches on price. Clear aligners may be cheaper, more expensive, or the same price as braces. The final price depends on the solution you choose, the extent of your orthodontic needs, and the length of your custom treatment plan.

Dr. Woods and his team will give you an estimate of your final cost. Our team understands that aligners and braces are expensive for many Statesville, NC area patients. We offer financial assistance to help you get a straight smile fast and affordably. To get an idea of your payment, visit our clear aligner payment calculator here.