Clear Aligners

Do you want a perfect smile, but the sound of having a bunch of brackets and wires on your teeth doesn't sound that appealing to you? With Hudson Orthodontics, we have the solution that will get you that perfect set of pearly whites, without the need for all that hardware. Clear aligners are a unique orthodontic treatment that ditches the brackets and wires for durable and translucent plastic aligners. The aligners are practically invisible when worn and completely removable, making your orthodontic treatment more comfortable and more subtle compared to other appliances.

Here at Hudson Orthodontics, clear aligners is one of our most popular orthodontic treatment options for both teens and adults, helping us create perfect smiles for patients from Tuscumbia, Florence, Sheffield, and all around the communities of Muscle Shoals, AL. To learn everything you need to know about clear aligners, check out the information below!

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

The key to moving teeth with clear aligners is in their design, which is personalized for every patient. Before you start treatment, your orthodontist will take detailed scans of your smile, and then use a special software that will map out the ideal movement path for your teeth. That path is then divided into a series of checkpoints, with each showing your teeth in different positions that gradually get closer and closer to your new smile. Multiple sets of custom aligners and then made based on those checkpoints. Each time you put on a new aligner, it will be slightly offset, but not enough for you to actually notice. That slight difference in your teeth and aligner will result in a small amount of pressure being applied to the teeth, moving them to match the shape of the aligner. Sets of aligners are worn two weeks at a time for at least 20 hours each day, and before you know it, your teeth will be falling into perfect alignment! While the amount of aligner sets necessary may vary from patient to patient, clear aligners are still just as effective and efficient as braces.

What Are The Advantages Of Clear Aligners?

As an alternative to braces, clear aligners are designed for patients with a completely set of needs and preferences when it comes their orthodontic treatment. While braces can still offer effective and efficient results, clear aligners have a number of advantages that set them apart, which include:

  • Practically Invisible - Made from translucent plastic and designed to fit snugly against your teeth, no one will be able to see the aligner while you're wearing it. This makes clear aligners the perfect option for those looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment experience.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene - While braces can make it difficult to floss or brush, clear aligners are completely removable, so you can clean your teeth like you always have. The only change to your routine is giving your aligners a quick brushing and rinse with warm water before popping them back on.
  • No Dietary Restrictions - With braces, you have to avoid hard and sticky foods to prevent damage to the brackets or wires, but with removable aligners, you can eat all of your favorite foods without a problem! All you have to do is make sure you clean your smile and aligners before you put them back on.

Are Clear Aligners Right For Me?

If having braces just doesn't seem like it's the best match for your lifestyle, then clear aligners could be the answer. However, not everyone is a good fit for clear aligners, since some cases of misalignment can be handled better by traditional braces, or are simply too severe to allow clear aligners to fit comfortably. To see if you're a candidate for clear aligners, schedule an appointment with Dr. James Hudson for an initial examination and consultation.

Contact Hudson Orthodontics Today!

If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, or you would like to schedule an appointment to start with your smile transformation, just contact us at Hudson Orthodontics and a member of our team will help you with everything you need. You can also fill out our simple appointment request form with your basic information, and we will find the next available time for your visit with us here at our local Muscle Shoals, AL office. We are excited to provide you with quality, comfortable orthodontic care that you deserve, so you can have a perfect smile for the rest of your life.