How Do Clear Aligners Correct Uneven Smiles?

Do you have teeth that crowd or overlap? Misalignment impacts our smile’s health and appearance, leading to problems down the road. Fortunately, we can help! For qualifying patients in Gary, IN, we may be able to offer invisible and comfortable orthodontics treatment using clear aligners.

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners

Question: Will misalignment hurt my oral health?

Answer: An uneven smile often means difficulty thoroughly brushing and flossing, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Patients may also experience pressure on their jaw joints, which leads to a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding/jaw clenching). Finally, misalignment also impacts your appearance, which can lead to embarrassment regarding your smile’s beauty.

Question: How do clear aligners help?

Answer: The aligners will be worn between 20 and 23 hours a day. Around every two weeks, the patient will move on to the next set of aligners as the teeth change positions. Over the course of a year, many patients will enjoy a straighter smile and improved oral health.

Question: How do you create them?

Answer: We will take detailed impressions of your smile, which will be used to design and then create the series of custom-made aligners. They will fit comfortably, allowing patients to avoid the discomfort often encountered with metal orthodontics.

Question: Can I remove them before meals?

Answer: Yes! Unlike braces, you won’t have to change your diet, since you can remove them before eating. You also have the option of removing them before brushing and flossing, allowing you to maintain a healthy smile throughout the treatment process. If you have any questions about addressing misalignment, or about our invisible braces, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Clear Aligners?

We’re ready to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile with our custom-made clear braces. Find out if you qualify today. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.