Saxe Orthodontics
Saxe Orthodontics

Clear Aligner Therapy

Clear aligner therapy is the clear and simple alternative to braces. No wires. No Brackets. It is a series of clear, custom, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.

How does it work?

The process starts with your orthodontist who takes impressions, radiographs and photos, and sends them to a lab with a prescription form. Your aligners are manufactured per the precise instructions provided and then sent back to your orthodontist. The trays are worn 23 hrs a day and replaced every 3 weeks during treatment. With clear aligner therapy there are no eating restrictions or brushing and flossing challenges! As an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Saxe has the knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to provide you with the best possible result using the clear aligner system.

Different brand names for clear aligner therapy are:

  • Clear Correct
  • Invisalign
  • Red white and blue
  • Simpli 5

What is Minor tooth Movement?

Minor Tooth Movement is an in office technique offered by Dr. Saxe which uses basic orthodontic principles to achieve minor tooth movements that cost effectively improve the patients smile. The technique uses special orthodontic pliers to fabricate clear plastic aligners that move teeth with integrated force points. This method is similar to clear aligner treatment but is less costly and is great for patients with who have a few crooked teeth.