Clear Aligners straighten your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
In-Office Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) is Better for you than Aligners from Outside Labs:
Our In-Office Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics and is an advancement over the more well known clear aligner systems fabricated by labs such as Invisalign, Clear Correct, Red, White and Blue, etc...
Clear aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position off a computer model of your teeth. The tooth movement is actually DONE by Dr. Feather and not by a technician located in another country. Who do you think will do a better job of moving your teeth, the doctor who has moved teeth for years with traditional braces, or a technician who has never treated an actual patient? Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
The number of stages for the tooth movement is determined and can be as few as 3 or 4 stages to 48 stages or more. The aligners are fabricated and trimmed in our office under Dr. Feather's personal oversight. This came from frustrations from improper trimming done by a computer guided robot at the labs interpreting the margins of the edges of the crowns. Human eyes interpret when information is not clear and makes better decisions than robots. The fit of our aligners is better than that from labs. with better retention, our aligners are more efficient tooth movers and we are doing fewer "case refinements" with our system. Two aligners are made per stage; the first does 80% of the tooth movement and the second, more rigid tray does the final movement. This provides a more comfortable experience for our patients compared to proprietary systems such as Invisalign, or Clear Correct. Again, this is an improvement over proprietary aligner systems.
The first stage is worn 1 week and the second, two weeks and are taken out to eat, drink anything other than water, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Another advantage of In Office Clear Aligner Therapy is that when lost, replacements can be made rapidly since the models from which we make them are kept in your box in our office on a shelf, not at an off site lab.
In office CAT is an improvement in the aligner process that will have you smiling like you never have before!
Clear Aligner Therapy is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Dr. Feather can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if CAT can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.