What Are Clear Aligners?

If you’re considering straightening your teeth without traditional metal braces, clear teeth aligners from River Park Dental and Esthetics could be a great option. With clear aligners, your teeth and bite can be radically improved by simply wearing a series of personalized, removable trays. These custom-made appliances feel comfortable and allow freedom of eating whatever you want. Clear aligners can be easily taken out before you eat so you don’t have to be concerned about sticky foods as you would when wearing traditional metal braces. To learn more about clear aligners and other orthodontic treatments in Dublin, OH, schedule an appointment with Dr. Phing Saurer.

What Are The Benefits

At River Park Dental and Esthetics, patients who think about getting clear aligners as a way to treat their smile can get benefits such as:

  • Boosting your confidence in your smile and aesthetic
  • Get customized care for crooked teeth or improper bite
  • Painless and discrete solution when compared to traditional aligners and braces
  • Fits into your lifestyle and everyday routine

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

When you visit our office for a consultation, Dr. Saurer will discuss all your orthodontic options and answer your questions to help determine whether clear aligners are ideal for you. In order to create your aligners, we will capture digital impressions of your mouth. You’ll come back to our Dublin, OH office for a follow-up appointment so we can fit your aligners. After this, you can expect to have appointments every few weeks. During this time, Dr. Saurer will assess your progress and issue replacement aligners as your teeth adjust. Based on the position of your teeth and the amount of correction needed, your prescribed orthodontic treatment could take 12 – 24 months (about eight phases of treatment). Once your treatment is finished, you will receive a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting.

Get A Straighter Smile

Find out more information about clear aligners and other orthodontic choices during an appointment with Dr. Saurer. Having straighter teeth not only makes your smile look better but can also enhance your oral well-being and make your bite more comfortable. Get in touch with our office in Dublin, OH to schedule your appointment.


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No, most patients do not find wearing clear aligners painful or even uncomfortable. While there can be some minor temporary soreness or sensitivity as the teeth adjust to a new tray, it is typically short-lived and does not cause pain.
It depends on the condition of your teeth, but most patients will wear their clear aligners for about 12 – 24 months. During your consultation with Dr. Saurer, she will examine your teeth and then be able to give you a better expectation of how long your treatment regimen will last.

Depending on your progress, most patients will receive a new set of aligner trays every few weeks.

To achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time, Dr. Saurer usually recommends that patients wear their clear aligners at least 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat, brush and floss, or for a special occasion.
Yes, you will. Every patient is given a retainer after their clear aligner treatment program is finished to keep their teeth from shifting and to preserve their beautiful, straighter new smile.