Clear Braces Specialist

Aminda Modrell, DDS

Dentist located in Alamo, CA

If you’d like straighter teeth, but feel nervous about wearing braces, Clear Braces straightens teeth without the discomfort and appearance of standard braces. Aminda Modrell, DDS, offers Clear Braces to adults and teens in Alamo, California. To learn more about how Clear Braces can realign your teeth for an attractive new smile, call for a consultation, or book your appointment online.

Clear Braces Q & A

How does Clear Braces work?

Once an exam has determined that you are a candidate for Clear Braces, Dr. Modrell uses Clear Braces's advanced technology to scan your teeth. Using Clear Braces’ unique software, Dr. Modrell then creates your custom treatment plan, carefully plotting the path of each tooth for optimal straightening.

Your transparent aligners will be custom-built based on this map and your digital scan. Every two weeks, you receive a new set of aligners designed to gradually move your teeth closer to their ideal positions, resulting in a beautiful new smile.

Is Clear Braces better than braces?

Unlike the brackets and wires involved in braces, Clear Braces aligners are clear and fit snugly over your teeth, so they are virtually invisible. They move teeth ever so gently, so there is less pain than braces, which can be uncomfortable after tightening. And oral hygiene is easier with Clear Braces, as braces make brushing your teeth more difficult.

The innovative technology of Clear Braces allows Dr. Modrell to make precise adjustments to your teeth for optimal results. However, conventional braces may be the best option for severe conditions.

What conditions can Clear Braces treat?

Clear Braces can treat many of the same conditions as braces, often with better results because Clear Braces allows for precise realignment. Dr. Modrell uses Clear Braces for the following conditions:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

Even if you don’t have visibly crooked teeth, Clear Braces can give you straighter teeth for a dazzling smile.

How long will I wear my aligners?

Clear Braces treatment can take anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on your personal situation. Aligners are worn for 20-22 hours every day and can be removed for eating, cleaning, and brushing your teeth. Aligners for teenagers include a blue compliance indicator dot, so parents can be sure that their teenager is wearing them for the right amount of time.

Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks. You’ll have checkups every six to eight weeks to make sure your teeth are shifting as predicted.

To find out if Clear Braces is right for you, call the office, or schedule a consultation through the online booking system.