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Clear Aligners

At Cavendish Dental Claremont, we specialise in clear aligners for orthodontic treatment. These are transparent mouthguards made from high-grade plastic to fit your teeth. Clear aligners are a popular choice for adults as they offer a more subtle appearance and require less upkeep when compared to traditional braces.

How do aligners work?

Aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. After taking digital scans and X-rays of your teeth, we create the aligners using unique 3D technology in our onsite dental laboratory.

Every two weeks, you will visit us to have new aligners fitted. Each new set will be slightly adjusted to pressure your teeth into the desired position.

The aligners are easily removable, making them more convenient and ideal for mature patients.

How do I care for my aligners?

Our team will advise you on the best ways to look after your aligners, but there are a few things you should know before starting treatment.

  • You need to remove your aligners when eating and drinking liquids other than water.
  • Your aligners need to be rinsed and cleaned daily, as well as after eating.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to clean the aligners.
  • Rinse the aligners with warm water.
  • When not in use, ensure the aligners are dry and kept safely in their case.

Who is suited for orthodontic treatment?

We provide orthodontic treatment for both adults and children.

For adults, we look at your dental history, conduct digital scans and assess your teeth, mouth and jaw before advising on orthodontic treatment. If you have misaligned teeth or an improper bite, orthodontic treatment is typically most suited.

For children, we assess the progression of the teeth during each dental check-up. Orthodontic treatment is usually only administered once children have grown all of their permanent teeth.