Clear Aligners in Metairie, LA

Clear Aligners in Metairie, LA

Clear aligners are custom-made trays that fit over your teeth to gradually move them into place. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner in the sequence, pushing your teeth further toward the desired position each time.

At Raul Ramirez DDS, the clear aligners we provide are made from BPA-free plastic and are comfortable to wear throughout treatment. You will wear your aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours daily, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth. They are virtually invisible when worn. Once treatment is complete, you will wear retainers for a period to hold the teeth in their new positions.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Clear aligners are a series of clear, removable trays that fit over your teeth to move them gradually and discreetly into position. Each set is worn for two weeks until the teeth have been moved into the final desired position. You’ll need to see our dentist for a checkup to monitor your progress and ensure everything is on track.

The aligner system works well for many adults because the trays are lightweight and nearly invisible. Because the aligners are virtually unnoticeable to others, you can straighten your smile without anyone knowing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

One of the benefits of clear aligners is that patients can remove them and eat whatever they want during mealtimes. Traditional metal braces require specific foods to be eaten and avoided because they can break or bend the brackets. With clear aligner braces, the patient can remove the tray and enjoy their favorite foods that are difficult to eat with conventional braces. There is no need to avoid treats like popcorn, pretzels, apples, or corn on the cob. There is also no need to worry about anything breaking or snapping while the patient is eating because the patient can remove the aligners before eating, and there are no wires to break or elastics to snap.

Wearing clear aligner braces is also more comfortable than wearing traditional braces with metal wires and elastic ties. Patients experience less irritation in their cheeks and lips with plastic trays than conventional braces' wires and metal ties. The clear aligner trays are virtually invisible, so wearers don’t have to worry about discolored teeth from food particles getting caught in the wire and stains from the rubber bands holding the wire in place.

If you want to learn more about clear aligner treatment and find out if it can help you, contact Raul Ramirez DDS at 2816 Lake Villa Dr, Metairie, LA 70002, or call (504) 885-3255 to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you determine the best course of treatment for your needs.


2816 Lake Villa Dr,
Metairie, LA 70002

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