What To Expect: Clear Braces

invisalignredlipsHave you been seeking out the best treatment solution for improving the alignment of your smile? Rest assured, you are not the only adult looking for a way to achieve a straighter smile. In fact, you are in excellent company – you also happen to be looking for orthodontic care in a time when technology has made great strides. Rather than succumbing to the need for conspicuous treatment with metal braces, you can opt for an incognito approach. Ready to learn more about what to expect from clear braces? Begin by becoming familiar with the overall process – prepare to be impressed.

A Consultation and Exam

Before we begin, we will need to meet with you and take a look at your smile. While clear braces work for a lot of different types of misalignment, they do not work for everyone. It is essential that we examine your smile to ensure you make a wonderful candidate. We also like to speak with you about treatment to make sure you know what to expect and have an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Gathering Dimensions and Crafting Trays

To begin planning for your clear braces, we will take impressions of your smile. This means that we will use a putty-like substance that we will press over your teeth to form molds. Once they harden, the molds offer a skilled technician at a dental lab the necessary dimensions on which to base your clear aligner trays. The aligners are clear, plastic, BPA-free trays that will fit comfortably and securely over your teeth.

Your Course of Treatment

When we receive your completed trays, you will visit us to begin treatment with your first set. You will not wear the same trays throughout your entire course of treatment with clear braces. Instead, you will wear a set and continually graduate through a full series as your teeth become aligned.


At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.