3M™ Clarity™ Aligners in McLean
Why Choose 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners?
The McLean Orthodontist is happy to offer 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners as an option for teens and adults. Clarity Aligners put 3M’s innovative history to work, giving you a smile you’re proud to show off. They offer 2 different types of plastic material (Force and Flex) to be used for different types of tooth movements to increase treatment efficiency. The clear aligner system is custom fit for your smile offering a treatment experience that is nearly invisible, convenient, and comfortable. We recommend clear aligners to patients who present with mild-to-moderate misalignment but don’t want the hassle of metal wires or braces.
how it works
Clarity Aligners use a system of removable, nearly invisible plastic trays designed to help guide your teeth into the ideal position to achieve the straight, healthy smile you want. The 3M™ Treatment Tracking App is available for download on your smartphone for patients 13 years of age or older. You can take advantage of the 3M™ Treatment Tracking App in order to:
Snap and share progress photos
Track aligner wear time and brushings
Connect with your orthodontist using the 'Share With Doctor’ feature
Monitor and follow your treatment progress in real-time
Customize your notification preferences
What Can 3M Clarity Aligners Fix?
The highly flexible materials of 3M Clarity Aligners provide the characteristics needed to engage well with teeth that are misaligned.
Gaps in Teeth
Clarity Aligners Flex features 5-layer contrasting materials that offer flexibility to direct movement. These aligners can treat gaps in your smile.
With materials that move comfortably in the mouth, 3M Clarity Aligners can correct crooked teeth.
Overbites & Underbites
Paired with elastic bands, they can even help mend jaw misalignments. Clarity aligners give us the flexibility to personalize the process.
Check Out These Beautiful Results!
See the difference that 3M Clarity Aligners can make for your smile.
Crowding, Deep bite
Am I a good candidate for 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners?
Your doctor will determine whether or not you are a candidate for 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners based on the severity of your misalignment, your orthodontic goals, and your age. Currently, we only offer 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners to teens and adults.
How do 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners compare to other clear aligner brands?
These aligners are made out of a slightly different material than the other clear aligner brands. They utilize two types of plastics developed and manufactured by 3M specifically for Clarity Aligners, and they can make substantial changes in alignment for patients needing moderate correction but wanting a more discreet option than braces.
How long do 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners take to straighten teeth?
The time it takes to straighten your teeth will depend on the severity of your misalignment, as the total number of aligners needed to complete your treatment will vary based on your smile’s needs.