Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are the premier way to achieve straight teeth. Teeth aligners carefully and comfortably move teeth with transparent trays rather than brackets, wires, and elastic bands. Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr. is a ClearCorrect doctor in San Antonio, TX. This clear aligner system boasts improved comfort, stain resistance, and a nearly invisible appearance.

When you schedule a consultation at Alamo City Orthodontics, Dr. Gonzalez can help answer your questions about orthodontics, work with your insurance provider, offer a transparent ClearCorrect cost, and help you achieve a straighter smile.

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Clear Aligners Defined

This technique uses custom-made, precise trays to straighten the teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them favorable for daily living. Plus, they’re completely removable, so it’s easy to pop them out for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. Also, clear aligners are smooth to the touch, meaning they won’t cause irritation or discomfort with traditional braces.

ClearCorrect aligners are made with proprietary ClearQuartz material, a state-of-the-art multilayer material that allows ClearCorrect doctors to offer teeth aligners that adapt to teeth and are remarkably clear yet sustain daily forces with outstanding durability. These features combine to make ClearCorrect aligners one of the best American-made clear aligners on the market.

woman snapping in her clear aligner trays
woman smiling and holding clear aligner tray

The Treatment Process

At your first appointment, Dr. Gonzalez will take x-rays, examine your smile, and discuss your health history to guide treatment decisions. If our orthodontist deems traditional braces as the most appropriate orthodontic treatment for your situation, he will go over ClearCorrect aligner cost, duration of treatment, and other treatment expectations.

Many patients ask, “how do aligners work?” Fundamentally, clear aligners move teeth a little bit at a time into proper alignment through a series of strategically fitted trays. Generally, there are four sets of clear aligners for each phase of treatment to move teeth effectively:

  • The first set is soft
  • The second has a medium firmness
  • The last two sets are more rigid and thicker than the others

Commonly, there are 32 steps of treatment delivered in 8 phases for moderate cases.

Invisible aligner patients are instructed to wear their custom-made trays for at least 22 hours daily to shift the teeth into proper alignment.

After treatment, we suggest wearing retainers for teeth to preserve progress from clear aligner therapy.

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FAQ

With ClearCorrect aligners, the trays are highly customizable and improve patient comfort by applying 1/3 less initial force. Plus, they are stain-resistant and virtually invisible, which helps patients maintain discretion throughout the invisible aligner treatment process.

The out-of-pocket cost of clear aligner treatment depends on dental insurance coverage and your specific needs. On average, ClearCorrect complete treatment costs about $4,000 to $5,000, while limited treatment costs between $2,500 to $3,500.

Meet with the Best Orthodontist Near Crownhill Park, Olmos Park, and the San Antonio Area

Clear aligners have revolutionized the way orthodontists straighten teeth. If you have questions about your first appointment, orthodontic treatments, or candidacy, contact us at (210) 344-9295 or message Alamo City Orthodontics online. A staff member will be happy to help you get the answers you need.

Dr. Gonzalez and his team hope this information is helpful to you! We look forward to answering any questions and helping you stay on track to achieve the smile of your dreams.