Fully customized Aligner treatment, designed and overseen by Dr. Kuzmic.
Clear aligners are a discreet way to correct your smile without the need for wires, brackets, or any metal. They’re practically invisible, removable, and can be custom designed to give you the beautiful, healthy smile you desire. They’re considered an excellent option for mild to moderate misalignments and can be part of an esthetic smile design plan.
When worn, they’re barely visible, providing high aesthetic value to anyone self-conscious about their smile.
They can easily be removed when you need to, making eating and hygiene more manageable.
The force system used to move your teeth is distributed in such a way to provide you with the most comfortable orthodontic experience.
Unlike braces, aligners do not need to be adjusted, leading to much quicker visits at our office.
Since aligners have no breakable metal parts attached to the teeth, there is no risk of dealing with pokey appliances.
Bisphenol-A, a potentially harmful chemical found in manufactured plastics, is nowhere to be found in Clarity Aligners!
|2 Material Options (Flex and Force)||1 Material Option||Having two material options allows us to make your treatment most efficient. Clarity Flex is a 5-layer super flexible material that is best for rotations. Clarity Force is a single-layer, stiffer material that is best for large movements like expansion.|
|Straight Gumline||Scalloped Gumline||Clarity aligners are trimmed straight across the gumline, this allows for full engagement of the tooth surface during movement. It is also ideal for teeth that are not fully erupted.|
|Flexible Attachment Tray||Stiff Attachment Tray||A Flexible Attachment tray prevents attachment breakage during your first appointment making it a smoother process.|
Orthodontic Records and 3D Tooth Scan
Receive your Custom Aligners and Attachments
Follow-up visits to track your progress
Deliver new aligner sets as needed to perfect your smile and bite
Possibly. Several reputable studies have shown that Clear Aligner Cases can achieve faster results. While teeth only move at a rate of approximately 1mm per month, all of the tooth movement in aligner cases can be programmed to happen simultaneously, whereas in braces cases, these movements need to be done sequentially. This leads to faster treatment times in mild cases. However, clear aligners have been shown to struggle with certain large movements as the plastic is not as strong as brackets and wires. Cases in which these large movements are necessary will likely finish faster in braces.
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Vibrating appliances such as Acceledent® claim to speed up braces and aligner treatment by stimulating your biology and helping seat the aligners. There is no scientific evidence that these appliances make any difference. We don’t want to waste our patient’s time, effort, and finances on unproven devices.
Attachments are bumps that we add to the teeth to give the aligners a greater surface to push on in the optimal pushing direction depending on the alignment of the tooth. 95% of cases require them. Very simple aligner cases that don’t involve the round front teeth can be done without them. If your case is more complicated and involves movement of round teeth that do not have much for the plastic to grab on to, then attachments must be used to make the process more efficient and predictable.
Can you let a 2-year-old run around with a knife? Sure you can, but bad things are likely going to happen. Without proper diagnosis, planning, and execution by an orthodontist who spent 7 years studying teeth and their movement, clear aligner treatment can lead to severe gum recession, mobility of the teeth, and severe bite disturbances. Not to mention, without oversight, you will unlikely achieve the desired result. We know this because we’ve seen it, fixed it, and felt terrible for the patients involved.
Clear aligners are a discreet way to correct your smile. They’re practically invisible, removable, and can be custom designed to give you the beautiful, healthy smile you desire. At Kuzmic Orthodontics, we offer 3M Clarity Aligners to give our patients options for gradually moving their teeth and attaining good oral health.
3M’s Clarity aligners work to gradually move your teeth without the need for wires, brackets, or any metal. These plastic tooth trays are designed to help guide your teeth into the ideal position without impacting your appearance. They’re considered an excellent option for mild to moderate misalignments and can be part of an esthetic smile design plan.
Dr. Kuzmic has chosen 3M clear aligners over other brands due to the reliability 3M products provide. The aligners work with a greater amount of force, allowing for larger, more challenging movements and having a high amount of flexibility. The five-layer materials of 3M Clarity aligners are ideal for smaller, single-tooth movements. Because of these benefits, Dr. Kuzmic can give you the smile and bite you’ve always wanted!
If you’ve found yourself interested in our options for clear aligners, then Dr. Kuzmic can provide you with a quick and easy treatment process that will get you started on your oral health journey. Our treatment process goes as follows:
Within as little as a year, patients can expect dramatic results from their clear aligner treatment with no issues with their smile’s appearance.
At Kuzmic Orthodontics, early diagnosis is the best way to prevent potential problems later in life. We work to provide a crucial role in providing your family with routine orthodontic care. Dr. Kuzmic can provide orthodontic care that extends beyond your basic needs, offering valuable advice and a compassionate outlook for your oral health. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more and see how we can transform your smile today.