Woodgrove Dental Clinic

Clear Aligner Therapy
in Nanaimo, BC


Clear Aligner Therapy

Clear aligner therapy is a modern technology that was developed to provide an alternative to traditional orthodontic devices, such as braces. Many patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs are candidates for CAT. They tend to prefer the process because the aligners are comfortable and nearly invisible, and they can often be priced similarly to traditional orthodontics. If you would like to explore your options, ask our dentists whether clear aligner therapy is right for you.

How Does Clear Aligner Therapy Work?

Clear aligners are custom-created to fit your teeth and mouth closely. Over time, the aligners gently shift the teeth from their original positions into corrected positions. This process takes several months to several years, depending on your original alignment and the desired outcomes. Each set of aligners can be worn for several weeks, after which you will receive new aligners to continue to move the teeth.

Straighten Your Teeth Comfortably

Although modern braces have come a long way, clear aligner therapy offers a metal-free solution for straightening your teeth. Many patients prefer it because of the advantages it offers, including:

  • Smooth aligners that fit comfortably against the cheeks and lips.
  • Removable aligners that can be taken out and cleaned easily.
  • Nearly invisible devices that don’t call attention to your mouth.
  • No tightening appointments or broken wires.

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