About Clear Aligners

Treatment with clear aligners uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that almost no one will be able to tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Each aligner is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Our 3D scanning technology also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Johnson has prescribed. You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

If you’ve been thinking about treatment and feel like clear aligners may be a good option for you, a free consultation with Dr. Johnson can help determine if aligners are best for your case!

3M Aligners

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we are proud to also offer 3M aligners, a state-of-the-art solution for achieving a beautifully aligned smile. These clear aligners provide an effective and discreet alternative to traditional braces, allowing you to enhance your smile without compromising your lifestyle.

3M aligners work through a series of custom-made, virtually invisible trays that fit snugly over your teeth. These trays are designed to incrementally move your teeth over time. Each set of trays is typically worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series. This process gradually guides your teeth into their desired positions.

One of the main benefits of 3M aligners lies in the material used to construct the aligners. 3M aligners are crafted with a unique proprietary material that ensures a comfortable, precise fit over your teeth. This not only improves comfort but also enhances control over tooth movements, leading to more predictable results.

Clear Aligners for Teens

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we understand that adolescence is a pivotal time in life, filled with change and growth. That’s why we’re excited to offer clear aligners for teens — a clear, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic solution designed specifically for the unique needs of teenagers.

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for teens for several reasons. They are virtually invisible, allowing teens to straighten their teeth without the aesthetic concerns associated with traditional braces. This can be a significant confidence booster during these critical formative years.

Additionally, the aligners are removable, meaning teens can continue to enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions. It also simplifies oral hygiene routines, as there are no brackets or wires to clean around.

Understanding that life can sometimes be unpredictable, many aligner brands include replacement aligners in case some get lost or broken, providing peace of mind for both teens and their parents.

Life with clear aligners as a teen is designed to be as straightforward and stress-free as possible. The aligners should be worn throughout the day and taken out when eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing. When not in use, aligners should be stored in their protective case to keep them safe and clean.

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we believe that achieving a beautiful smile shouldn’t disrupt a teenager’s lifestyle. With clear aligners for teens, we offer a solution that blends seamlessly into their daily routines, allowing them to confidently navigate their teenage years with a smile that shines.

Clear Aligners for Adults

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we firmly believe that age should never be a barrier to achieving the smile of your dreams. That’s why we proudly offer clear aligner treatments for adults, providing a discreet and effective solution to a range of orthodontic concerns.

Adults may seek orthodontic treatment for various reasons. Some may have missed out on orthodontic care in their younger years, while others might have experienced changes in their teeth alignment over time. Common issues include overcrowding, gaps, overbite, underbite, or simply the desire for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for adults who wish to address these concerns without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces. These clear, custom-made aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly. They’re also removable, which means you can maintain your normal eating habits and oral hygiene routine with ease.

Improving your smile as an adult can have numerous benefits. A straighter smile can boost your self-confidence and make you feel more comfortable in social and professional settings. Additionally, correcting orthodontic issues can improve your oral health by making it easier to clean your teeth effectively, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Moreover, the aligners are designed to fit comfortably in your mouth, causing less irritation to your gums and cheeks compared to traditional braces. This makes the treatment process a lot more comfortable, allowing you to go about your daily activities without any discomfort or inconvenience.

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we understand that every smile is unique, and so are your orthodontic needs. Whether you’re looking to correct a specific issue or simply want to enhance your smile, our team is here to guide you through your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile. Remember, it’s never too late to invest in your smile!