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Clear Aligner Technology (CAD/CAM)

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When someone desires straighter teeth and a more aligned bite to improve their smile, clear aligners can be an excellent treatment option to achieve their goals. This treatment can achieve proper alignment while also being minimally visible compared to other orthodontic solutions. For orthodontic alignment that requires less complicated tooth movements, your doctor can recommend treatment via a series of custom-fitted clear plastic alignment trays that are worn over the teeth. To accomplish this, your doctor uses state of the art technology to image your teeth in 3D, which feeds into a computer to aid in designing your aligners. Specialized computer software then generates a series of progressive trays that slowly move your teeth into the correct position over time. A new tray is swapped-in at regular intervals until the desired alignment is reached. Once treatment is completed, your teeth will be better aligned, and your smile improved. However, it is important to know that some alignment issues cannot be corrected with this technology, as more tooth movement may be needed than it can achieve. You should consult with your dentist or orthodontist to ensure that this treatment is appropriate for your situation.