Clear Aligners | The Woodlands & Montgomery

The Clear Alternative to Braces

For teens and adults, clear aligners at Manning Orthodontics can be a great alternative to traditional metal braces for straightening crooked teeth. Dr. Manning uses Invisalign, Spark, and uLab clear aligners, which feature clear aligner trays that move your teeth without any wires or brackets.

How Clear Aligners Work

At Manning Orthodontics

If you’re already dreading the thought of long dental appointments and a mouth full of metal wires, clear aligners may be the right choice to straighten your teeth. Aligners are clear orthodontic devices you can use to gradually move your teeth.

Clear aligners are ideal if you want a straighter smile but are also concerned about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces. Because they’re designed to be clear replicas of your teeth, you can easily remove them when you brush your teeth, play sports, or eat food.

Dr. Manning uses Spark clear aligners to fix crooked or misaligned teeth and give you a straight, stunning smile with a series of clear-custom-fit aligners that you’ll switch out every few weeks.

Spark clear aligners are excellent for both teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth without making significant sacrifices to their lifestyle.

While clear aligners may not be suited for everyone, Dr. Manning can advise you on whether the aligner system will work for you. As a certified Premier Preferred Provider of Invisalign and an experienced provider of Spark, Dr. Manning has 18 years of experience guiding her patients to straighter, healthier smiles with clear aligners.

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What to Expect

After your free initial consultation with Dr. Manning, our team will examine your smile so Dr. Manning can see your unique needs and discuss the best way to address them.

Once your first tray of aligners is ready, you’ll need to wear your clear aligners for 20 – 22 hours per day to see results. That means you can remove them to eat or for special occasions, but you’ll need to remember to put them back on your teeth.

The ability to remove clear aligners makes teeth cleaning a snap, especially when compared to the cleaning process with traditional braces. Our team will make sure that you have all the instructions you need to care for your clear aligners after your appointment.

The Clear Advantage
of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are popular because of their aesthetic appeal. Many people also enjoy being able to eat a wider variety of foods because the aligners can easily be removed for mealtimes.

While they aren’t for everyone, clear aligners are an excellent treatment if you need to straighten crooked teeth or fix misaligned bites.

Let’s take a look at some other important benefits of clear aligners:

Supremely Comfortable

Clear aligners fit flush against your teeth, so there are no sharp edges or protruding bits to irritate the inside of your mouth.

Virtually Invisible

Clear aligners are largely unnoticeable to the naked eye. With clear aligners, you can receive teeth-alignment treatment without having to wear traditional metal braces — and without anyone ever noticing.

Easy & Versatile

You can remove their clear aligner trays to eat and clean your teeth, which makes aligners much easier to keep clean and care for than metal braces.

Motivating From the Start

At the beginning of your treatment, you can see an image of how we expect your teeth to look like when treatment is complete — so you can get excited and ride that motivation all the way to your brand-new smile.

Clear Aligners for Teens

Approximately 75% of teenagers experience orthodontic issues with their developing teeth and alignment of their bites. Teens are already self-conscious, so having a mouth full of metal braces to fix those issues may not be desirable.

At Manning Orthodontics, we offer Spark clear aligners as a teeth-straightening option for teens who’d rather not wear noticeable metal braces.

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Benefits of Clear Aligners for Teens

  • Aesthetic appeal: Custom-crafted, clear-plastic, invisible aligners are virtually impossible for others to detect.
  • Treatment motivation: Tiny indicators inside each tray track whether the teen wears their trays as prescribed. This monitoring produces better results more quickly and boosts cooperation.
  • Good investment: We understand that younger patients may misplace their belongings. Therefore, we offer six replacement aligner trays for each Invisalign Teen patient.
  • Versatile orthodontic treatment: Clear aligners can treat a wide variety of malocclusions, ranging from mild dental issues to more severe conditions.
  • Convenience: Unlike the process with traditional metal braces, orthodontic treatment with clear aligners requires fewer office visits and appointment times are shorter.
  • Freedom to enjoy food: Because Invisalign Teen, Spark Clear Aligner System, and uLab aligners have removable aligner trays, young people receiving treatment with these products can enjoy their favorite foods without any restrictions.
  • Maintain oral health: Since users can remove clear aligner trays for twice-daily teeth brushing and flossing, maintaining proper oral hygiene during treatment is easy.
  • No irritation: Since there are no brackets or wires that dig into soft tissue, there is no risk of mouth damage or irritation.
  • Improved quality of life: Some teens find it difficult to play a musical instrument or participate in sports while wearing traditional braces. With clear aligners, young adults don’t face those limitations. Teenagers can remove their clear aligner trays whenever they wish to participate in an activity.

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