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Why consider Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners offer a number of benefits that may help you decide between traditional metal braces and clear aligners. Here, our Sault Ste. Marie dentists offer some reasons you might choose clear aligners. 

About Clear Aligners

There are a number of options available to straighten your smile. Clear Aligners orthodontic treatment consists of a series of clear custom aligners that are hard to detect when worn.

Clear Aligners are designed to straighten teeth without the brackets or wires that come with traditional metal braces.

Your personalized treatment plan will map out your orthodontic treatment schedule. Throughout your treatment with clear aligners,  you will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, then switch to the next set in your series. This process continues until your treatment is complete.

Clear Aligners vs Braces

Clear Aligners clear aligners have a number of benefits that make them appealing to those who want to straighten their smile without the look of traditional braces.

Clear Aligners for Different Stages

Clear Aligners can be designed specifically for adults, teens, and even young children.


If you are concerned about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces, you'll appreciate clear aligners'. Clear aligners are made from a thin clear plastic that can hardly be seen when worn. Typically, people won't notice that you're wearing them. 


There's no need to give up enjoying any of your favourite foods when you straighten your teeth with clear aligners. clear aligners are removable. All you do is remove your aligners and store them in their handy container while you eat. When you're finished eating, simply brush and floss your teeth, rinse your aligners, and return them to your mouth. Now you won't have to miss out on the popcorn when you're enjoying date night at the movies.


Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners don't require adjustments. That means you will only need to visit the orthodontist for checkups and progress reviews throughout your orthodontic treatment. 

Things to Consider

While Clear Aligners can be quite appealing to many people, it is important to understand that this course of treatment is not suitable for all cases. Those with severe misalignments or cases of jaw misalignment would likely benefit from a different treatment option. 

You should also consider that while it is convenient to be able to remove your aligners whenever you want, the more time spent without your trays in your mouth, the longer your treatment will take. It is important not to abuse the privilege! Your aligners must be in your mouth for 20-22 hours per day in order to be effective.

To find out more about the benefits of clear aligners, and why you should try clear aligners first, contact our Sault Ste. Marie dentists to book a consultation. 

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