3M Clarity Aligners
At Commonwealth Orthodontics, we offer a comfortable, nearly invisible solution for correcting mild to moderate misalignment with 3M Clarity Aligners. When you’re ready to begin the journey to your perfect smile, call our office to set up a free consultation!
What are 3M Clarity Aligners?
3M Clarity Aligners are a teeth-straightening method (similar to Invisalign) made up of a series of clear aligners formed to fit and correct your individual mouth. They are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic so they won’t irritate your gums or cheeks. Unlike with the brackets and wires of traditional braces, 3M Clarity Aligners can be taken in and out for eating, brushing, and flossing!
About the 3M Clarity Aligner Treatment Process
The treatment process begins with a consultation. You’ll sit down with Dr. Beyer to plan what you’d like to change about your teeth alignment and what your desired end results are. Once it’s determined that 3M Clarity Aligners are right for your teeth-straightening needs, we’ll make a 3D, digital impression of your teeth and bite. We use this to create a digital image where we can map out how to move your teeth into their final desired position.
Next, we’ll send this information off to the laboratory at 3M in California (all aligners are made in the USA) along with a customized treatment plan from Dr. Beyer in order to get your aligners created. Dr. Beyer will oversee the treatment planning and aligner creation process. Once the plan is finalized, it is generally less than a month until they arrive back to us and you will be on your way with treatment! Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them every day for approximately 10 days, then move to the next series. You will return to the office every 8-12 weeks to have Dr. Beyer check your progress and deliver additional sets of aligners. As you make your way through each set of aligners, you’ll be able to see the improvement in your teeth’s position.
3M Aligners FAQs
Who qualifies for 3M Clarity Aligners?
3M Clarity Aligners can be used by both teenagers and adults, and in some cases even young children. It’s considered a safe and effective treatment option for patients who have mild to moderate teeth and bite misalignment.
How long does this orthodontic treatment last?
The length of your treatment plan heavily depends on how severe your case is and how much shifting your teeth will require. It also depends on how diligent you are in wearing your aligners for the recommended time every day. Not sticking to the treatment plan can lengthen the duration. On average, 3M Clarity Aligner treatment takes about 12 to 18 months.
How much do 3M Clarity Aligners cost?
Just like with treatment length, the cost of 3M Clarity Aligners depends on your unique case. More severe misalignment will require more aligners. To help patients of all financial situations get the straight teeth and proper bite they desire, we offer a number of payment options. Our team is happy to help you find one suitable for your budget.