Orthodontics – Clear Aligners for Nighttime Only Use!

How can clear aligner therapy help?

Clear aligner braces can be used for more than just making your teeth straight to improve esthetics! It can be used to improve the following:

  • TMJ/TMD pain
  • Cracking and breaking teeth
  • Tooth wear
  • Sleep quality
  • Improved ability to clean the teeth
  • Periodontal health
  • Tooth function
  • Increased confidence

How is treatment different in our office?

Dr. Funke strongly believes in continuous growth and professional development. He has partnered with a company that offers the latest FDA approved clear aligner technology. This new technology allows for the following:

  • Night time only wear (9-12 hours)
  • More comfortable wearing experience
  • Tracking progress remotely using a phone app
  • Less office appointments necessary
  • Less need for revisions compared to other clear aligner companies

What does treatment involve?

Treatment Planning

Treatment would involve a consultation with Dr. Funke. He reviews your main concerns to best address and make necessary corrections to your tooth placement. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Funke will use his intraoral scanner to make digital impressions of your teeth as well as take photographs of your teeth and smile. He works closely with his orthodontic team to create a digital treatment plan and project what your future smile could look like. He will then meet with you to review the treatment plan and answer any questions that you may have regarding treatment.

Starting Treatment

Clear aligners typically take about two to three weeks to be made and shipped to our office. Depending on the indicated treatment, there may need to be small tooth colored attachments (buttons) put on your teeth or slenderizing of the teeth to create necessary space. Dr. Funke would review home wear and care as well as setup treatment interval check ups.

During Treatment

Not all clear aligners are the same. Med City Dental offers clear aligners that only need to be worn at night (9-12 hours per day)! This new aligner material allows for less wear time and a more comfortable wearing experience. Patients report less pain and discomfort during use. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time. Our patients use a phone app to help track the progress of treatment. This allows Dr. Funke to track your progress remotely. This helps to reduce the need for appointments in our office and interruptions to your busy schedule!

Treatment typically last between 9 to 12 months depending on the severity of the case. 

Give us a call today to schedule your consultation!