We are a Certified Provider of Clear Aligner Therapy
Consider clear aligner treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A consultation with Dr. Howell can determine if 3M ClarityTM aligners or InvisalignTM aligners are right for you.
What is it?
Clear aligner therapy uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Clear aligner therapy also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for 1-3 weeks each, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You'll visit us about once every eight to twelve weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 to 18 months, but both will vary from case to case. However, if your case is less severe, you may qualify for express treatment, which can be completed in only 5-14 aligners!