Your Smile Journey Starts Here
From traditional metal braces to an array of clear aligner options, we provide plenty of paths towards a straighter smile — and we’re here to help you choose the option that’s perfect for you! Proudly serving patients of all ages, we also offer both early orthodontic treatment and adult orthodontic care; whether you’re 7 or 87, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your individual needs. Read on to learn a little more about the variety of services we offer and how they differ from one another.
Traditional braces and their variations are a reliable, go-to treatment option for simple, moderate, and complex orthodontic cases. The team at The McLean Orthodontist can explain the different types of braces available and help you choose the best one for you:
Wanting something a bit more subtle? Our clear aligner options gradually move your teeth with a series of custom-made clear plastic trays that you can remove when you eat and brush your teeth. You wear the aligners every day and progress to the next set of aligners weekly or as otherwise instructed by your orthodontist. The total number of aligners needed to complete your treatment will vary based on your smile’s needs.
There are many advantages to choosing clear aligners as your orthodontic treatment modality, such as: virtually invisible, more comfortable, more hygienic and easy to keep your teeth clean, removable for eating, brushing, and flossing, quick, simple check-up appointments, no emergency visits for broken brackets and wires
At any age, the team at The McLean Orthodontist can help you achieve straighter teeth with clear aligners. A simple, easy digital scan of your teeth creates an accurate 3D model of your teeth to custom-design your treatment and map out precise, step-by-step tooth movement. With this technology, you can see exactly how your teeth will move and preview your simulated treatment outcome.
3M™ Clarity™ Aligners
3M™ Clarity™ Aligners are clear aligners that are custom-fit for your smile, offering a treatment experience that is nearly invisible, convenient, and comfortable. The McLean Orthodontist team recommends clear aligners to patients who present with mild to moderate misalignment but don’t want the hassle of metal wires or braces.
Spark™ aligners are made with TruGEN™, the latest innovation in clear aligner material that is clearer, more comfortable, and more stain-resistant. The special properties of Spark aligner material allow more efficient and effective tooth movement.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces that is nearly invisible in your mouth. Each aligner is made of Invisalign’s patented SmartTrack® plastic material that feels comfortable in your mouth and applies an even, tolerable amount of force to your teeth while you wear it. You may remove and clean your aligner whenever you eat or brush your teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
There are many warning signs that could indicate your child’s need for early orthodontic treatment despite still having many or all of his or her baby teeth. These issues can be genetic or caused by a bad habit or injury. In any case, fixing these problems early can keep them from worsening or causing other problems with your child’s oral health:learn More
Early loss of baby teeth before age 5
Over-retained baby teeth by age 13
Thumb sucking after age 5
Difficulty chewing or biting down
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