Clear Aligners Specialist

Salem Dentistry

Roxana Salem, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Long Beach, CA

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! Roxana Salem, MD, general and cosmetic dentist at Salem Dentistry in Long Beach, California, does ClearCorrect® teeth alignment treatments. Call Salem Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What do clear aligners involve?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: ClearCorrect. With ClearCorrect clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. Your clear aligners should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

Why choose clear aligners over braces?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, clear aligners are an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. ClearCorrect offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because consistent ClearCorrect treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Are clear aligners right for me?

ClearCorrect is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Dr. Salem may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. The best way to find out if clear aligners are right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What should I expect from an ClearCorrect treatment?

First, Dr. Salem examines your teeth to determine whether ClearCorrect is right for you. She might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. With these, Dr. Salem will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After this step, Dr. Salem will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Salem will occasionally make your new aligners. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Salem Dentistry to talk to Dr. Salem about ClearCorrect.