What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners is most well known as “invisalign”. They are used to straighten your teeth just like braces.
What is the difference between clear aligners and metal braces?
The biggest difference is how they look. As an adult, it is weird to have metal braces; We see them as things teenagers have. Comfort is also a big difference. When I had braces, they would constantly scratch my cheeks and I think I still have the scars from them! With clear aligners, they are very smooth and won’t scratch you cheeks.
Does it hurt?
There is tightness on your teeth but it is quite bearable. It generally lasts only a couple of days when you first change to a new aligner.
Am I too old for braces?
Teeth can be moved at any age. You are never too old.
How much does it cost?
At QC Dental, we charge from $5000-$8000 for the entire treatment. This includes all appointments, scans, x-rays, retainers, etc.
How do I maintain my smile after the treatment?
A retainer is required to keep your teeth in place. For most people, we will place a fixed retainer that is stuck on permanently behind your front teeth and also provide a removable one. This holds them in place.