Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a modern alternative to traditional braces that can straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are made from transparent, BPA-free plastic using advanced 3D imaging technology. They fit snugly over your teeth and gently exert pressure to gradually shift them into proper alignment. Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal choice for those who want to improve their smile without drawing attention.

The Process of Getting Clear Aligners

The process of getting clear aligners is a relatively simple and straightforward one. It begins with an initial consultation with one of our dentists, who will determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligner treatment.

During this consultation, our dentist in Flagstaff, AZ, will assess your teeth and take impressions or digital scans of them to create a 3D model of your mouth. This model is then used to design a series of custom-made aligners that will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.

Once the aligners have been created, you will be provided with a set and instructed on how to wear them. Each set is typically worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next set in the series. It's important to follow the recommended wear schedule and instructions provided by the dentist.

Throughout the treatment process, you will need regular check-ups with the dentist so they can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. These appointments may occur every few weeks or as advised by our dentist.

Clear aligner treatment involves minimal discomfort compared to traditional braces. They are removable for eating and cleaning purposes but should be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day to achieve optimal results.

The Advantages of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offer a variety of advantages over traditional metal braces. 


One of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is their discreet appearance. Unlike bulky and noticeable braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn on the teeth. This makes them a popular choice for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment.


Another advantage of clear aligners is that they are removable. This means you can take them out when eating or drinking, allowing for greater flexibility in your diet compared to traditional braces. You won't have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. Additionally, being able to remove the aligners makes oral hygiene easier, as you can brush and floss normally without any obstructions.


Clear aligners also tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces. Made from smooth plastic material, they don't have any sharp edges that can cause irritation or discomfort in the mouth. With no wires to be tightened or poking against the gums and cheeks, clear aligner wearers often experience less soreness during treatment.


Clear aligners require fewer dental visits compared to braces since there are no adjustments needed with wires and brackets. Instead, you will receive a new set of custom-made trays every few weeks, which gradually shift your teeth into alignment according to your treatment plan.

It's important to note that while clear aligners may not be suitable for everyone or every case, they have become increasingly popular due to their effectiveness and convenience. Consulting with our experienced dentists will help determine if this treatment option is right for you.

If you're looking for a discreet way to achieve a straighter smile without sacrificing comfort or aesthetics, consider exploring the world of clear aligners. Visit Seaman Family Dentistry at 901 N Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, or call (928) 774-8512 to learn more.


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