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I’m Getting Clear Aligners — Why Do I Still Need Check-ups?

One of the advantages of using clear aligners for orthodontics over traditional braces is that you need fewer check-ups. With braces, those check-ups are actually all about adjusting the tension on your braces to motivate your teeth into better positions. With clear aligners, that process is already built into the orthodontic plan and each set of aligners is designed to move your teeth from a bad position into a better one. Nevertheless, you still need to get check-ups with clear aligners.

Orthodontics — When the Plan Meets the Outcome

Although the technology behind clear aligners is well-developed, human biology is more about averages than it is about exactitude. Therefore, most aligner plans have built-in points in the treatment process where modifications can be made. It is very important to have a certain number of check-ups along the way to see if your teeth are proceeding as they are supposed to.

You may even feel it if the teeth are not progressing as expected. A certain new aligner may not fit very well or at all when it’s time to put it on. In such a case, it is very important that you call the Yuba City Dentistry Group and let us know that all is not going according to plan.

Check-ups represent the opportunity to catch these issues when they only require minor adjustments to the overall plan. Mid-course corrections are sent to the aligner manufacturer and new aligners are shipped out for you. Participating in these check-ups is critical to maintaining this process.

If you have more questions about clear aligners, orthodontics, and the types of malocclusions that can be solved with aligners, contact the Yuba City Dentistry Group by phone or online for a free consultation.


Oct 6, 2022 | Cosmetic, Invisalign, Orthodontics


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