If you have crowded or misaligned teeth, but don’t want to wear braces, consider clear aligners. Clear aligners blend in with your smile, allowing for a discreet form of orthodontic treatment. At Gaiduchik Orthodontics in Carmichael, California, board-certified orthodontist Andrey Gaiduchik, DDS, regularly prescribes Spark™ clear aligners to teens and adults. To make an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Clear aligners are removable orthodontic appliances that fit snugly over your upper or lower arch. They place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their position.
Several types of clear aligners are available, but Dr. Gaiduchik prescribes clear aligners from Spark™. Spark aligners are made from a proprietary material called TruGEN™ that’s free of gluten, latex, and BPA. As a result, treatment is safe for pregnant women and people with allergies.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, Dr. Andrey uses Spark clear aligners to treat various alignment problems, including:
You might also be a candidate for clear aligners if you have an abnormal bite, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, treatment with clear aligners begins with a review of your dental records and an oral exam. Dr. Gaiduchik also orders X-rays to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
If Dr. Gaiduchik determines that you’re a candidate for treatment, he takes digital impressions of your mouth with an iTero® intraoral scanner. Then, Dr. Andrey uploads your scans to a computer design program and develops a custom orthodontic treatment plan.
The orthodontic treatment plan maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw. After finalizing the plan, Dr. Andrey will send your scans to a nearby dental lab. Technicians at the lab use the scans to design and manufacture your first set of Spark aligners.
Every one or two weeks, you visit Gaiduchik Orthodontics for a checkup. At each visit, Dr. Andrey has you change into a new set of Spark aligners. Each new set places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their position.
The time that treatment with clear aligners takes depends on several factors, including the alignment problems addressed and your commitment to Dr. Andrey's plan. Most people achieve their desired results with Spark aligners in 6-18 months*, but it may take longer.
To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, make an appointment at Gaiduchik Orthodontics by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.