Frequently Asked Questions: Clear Aligners

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Q: What are Reveal Clear Aligners? 

A: Reveal Clear Aligners are an affordable, discreet way to straighten your teeth. Reveal’s trays are noticeably clear and are guaranteed not to discolor, cloud, or yellow over the course of treatment. Reveal features a smooth and scalloped edge to maximize comfort. Plus, Reveal was designed to provide a truly intimate fit for tooth movement without the need for unsightly attachments.

Q: Can I get clear aligners without seeing a dentist?

A: We recommend you speak to a dental professional if you are interested in clear aligners. A dentist will help you achieve the smile you desire while ensuring your overall oral health is also maintained throughout treatment.

Q: What are the benefits of getting clear aligners through my dentist?

A: Your dentist will provide you with a comprehensive oral exam to confirm candidacy for clear aligners. Your dentist will be available throughout the entirety of your treatment to answer your questions and concerns. Plus, you will also have routine visits with your dentist to ensure your treatment is tracking properly and your oral health is maintained.

Q: Why should I straighten my teeth?

A: Esthetics aside, there are actually several oral health risks to having misaligned and crowded teeth. Misaligned teeth can lead to prematurely worn and chipped teeth, as well as stress on the jaw. Plus, bacteria can build up in hard to clean areas, which leads to cavities and gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.

Q: Can I use clear aligners if I have an implant?

A: Clear aligners can be used in a wide range of situations. There are concerns regarding aligner therapy if you have a dental implant. It is important for your dentist to assess your situation prior to considering aligner therapy.

Q: Does Reveal require attachments?

A: No, Reveal does not require attachments.

Attachments are tooth-colored buttons that are glued to the teeth in order to control tooth movement. Attachments can be an aggravation. They require time at the dentist’s office to place on the teeth, and some patients think they are unsightly.

Reveal was specially designed to eliminate the need for attachments. Reveal uses a unique material and manufacturing process that results in a secure fit to hug the teeth, resulting in tooth movement without attachments.

Q: Are Reveal Clear Aligners comfortable?

A: Yes, Reveal Clear Aligners are comfortable. Reveal Aligners fit tightly, so you may feel some pressure. This is normal and necessary to move your teeth. If you experience significant discomfort, please contact your dentist immediately.

With that said, Reveal Clear Aligners have a smooth and scalloped edge that is designed to maximize your comfort.

Q: Can I eat or drink while wearing Reveal Clear Aligners?

A: You cannot eat while wearing Reveal Clear Aligners, but you can drink (hot liquids should be avoided). Reveal will not stain, so you can drink dark-colored liquids such as iced coffee, iced tea, and soda.

Q: How are Reveal Clear Aligners different from other brands?

A: Reveal Clear Aligners are practically invisible, and they stay clear throughout treatment – no yellowing or staining. With Reveal, you wear each tray for two weeks, and it will stay clear for the entire two weeks. Also, some other brands may require you to get attachments, which are tooth-colored buttons glued to your teeth in order to control tooth movement. Reveal does not require attachments, making it a more esthetic solution.

Q: What is the process for getting Reveal Clear Aligners?

A: The process for getting Reveal Clear Aligners is simple. First you will get photos and impressions taken of your teeth, which your dentist will send to a lab. The lab will create your custom-designed aligner trays and send them to your dentist when ready. You will then visit your dentist to receive your Reveal kit. You will continue to visit your dentist periodically over the course of treatment to ensure your case is moving properly and for your dentist to check on your progress.

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