Metairie Orthodontics Office
Hammond Orthodontics Office
Lutcher Orthodontics Office
Many adults and teenagers are eager to achieve beautiful smiles without wearing braces.
Aligners are clear, thin, plastic-like trays that are formed to fit an individual’s teeth. Patients are responsible for putting in and removing their aligners.
If Dr. Maldonado determines that you are a candidate for clear aligners, a digital scan will be made of your mouth. Dr. Maldonado will then develop a digital treatment plan, and a series of aligners are created to move teeth.
Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, and moves teeth a fraction of a millimeter at a time. Patients must remove aligners for meals and when brushing/flossing. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth varies based on the individual’s orthodontic problem and its correction.
3M™ Clarity™ Aligners provide a fast, effective and simple solution to correcting minor and intermediate misalignments. Clarity aligners are ideal for adults who want an aesthetic system while creating a beautiful smile.