All about aligners!

I've been spending quite a bit of time evaluating the variety of aligner systems now on the market.  The ability to improve the alignment of teeth without braces has come a long ways since Invisalign first got going 20 years ago. 

Presently, Ellis Orthodontics offers the following aligner treatment options.

1. Simpli5 - Simpli5 is a limited aligner system that is designed to improve minimally aligned teeth.  It is a nice option for patients who have already had braces, but who have had some movement since braces were removed.  Simpli5 is limited to 5 aligners and takes approximately 3-4 months to complete. 

2. Clear Correct - Clear Correct offers aligners that are designed to correct a bit more of a problem than Simpli5.  For patients who had more than a little movement after orthodontics, Clear Correct may be an option.

3. Invisalign - Invisalign is designed to treat more complex alignment problems.  It combines technology and orthodontic treatment planning to provide patients with multiple aligners to address a variety of tooth alignment problems. 

Aligners are certainly not for every patient, but they are an option for some.  If you are thinking about ways to improve your smile, I'd be happy to talk about the pros and cons of aligner treatment to see if they are a good fit for you.