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Clear Aligners Specialist

Tran Family Dentistry

General Dentists located in Federal Way, WA

Whether you work in a professional setting, you value your social life, or both, wearing braces over your teeth for months or years is not ideal for your appearance. With the clear aligners available at Tran Family Dentistry in Federal Way, Washington, you can shift your teeth into a more attractive and functional placement without the visibility of traditional braces. To book your consultation for clear aligners with Binh Tran, DDS, MAGD, or Ryan Tran, DDS, call Tran Family Dentistry or use the online scheduling tool to reserve an appointment today.

Clear Aligners Q&A

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a modern alternative to braces. You can complete your orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to shift your teeth into place without the use of uncomfortable wires or unsightly metal brackets that alter your appearance. 

During treatment with clear aligners, the team at Tran Family Dentistry uses 3D imaging and digital scans of your teeth to craft a series of transparent plastic aligners. Each aligner fits over your teeth perfectly if you wear them in the right sequence while gradually pressuring your teeth into alignment. 

You should wear your aligners at all times except for when you eat or drink anything but water. To stay on track with your treatment plan, you should progress to the next aligner in your sequence about every two weeks. 

What are the benefits of using clear aligners for orthodontics?

Patients often prefer to align their teeth with clear aligners instead of traditional braces if they’re given a choice.

Some of the advantages of using clear aligners to straighten your teeth are:

  • No restrictions to your diet
  • The ability to see your progress as it happens
  • Easy brushing and flossing
  • No soft tissue irritation from metal 
  • No major changes to your appearance
  • Fewer visits to the dentist’s office than traditional braces

Unlike orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, treatment with clear aligners is discreet. Unless they’re inspecting your smile closely, others won’t be able to tell that you’re undergoing treatment. 

Am I a good candidate for clear aligners?

Clear aligners may be highly appealing and offer a list of advantages over traditional braces, but they’re not for everyone. Before you start your orthodontic treatment, you should come to Tran Family Dentistry for an evaluation. If your teeth are severely misaligned, the team might recommend that you use traditional braces instead or for at least part of your treatment. 

Furthermore, clear aligners are mainly designed to adjust the teeth in the front of your mouth. If you have wide spaces between front teeth, crowding, or general mild-to-moderate misalignment, clear aligners might be the right choice for you.

To find out more about clear aligners and what you can expect during treatment, call Tran Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.