A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Clear Dental Aligners

  • 6 June 2024
  • Gentle Dental

So, you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want everyone to know?


Try clear dental aligners.  They are more discreet, don’t require teeth to be removed and are cheaper. They work by gently guiding your teeth into their new desired position, with each set moving the teeth a tiny bit more.

Take the following steps to straightening your teeth

Step 1

Call our gentle dental receptionist on 035484601 to book a consultation to see if aligners will work for you.

Step 2

At that appointment we will carry out a full assessment to really check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw.

Step 3

See the hygienist for a good scale and polish of the teeth so that we are starting with a clean slate.

Step 4

We will take a digital scan of your teeth. And then run through the consent process (where we go through the diagnosis and treatment plan and explain the projected results). 

Step 5

Your aligners are made to measure and then A series of removable, clear aligners (like a very thin mouthguard) are fitted and must be worn for 22 hours a day to be effective. You can remove them to eat and brush your teeth and the almost invisible look allows you to achieve the smile of your dreams without people noticing.

Step 6

You will have appointments with us every 6 - 8 weeks, where you will get a new set of aligners.

Step 7

You will need to wear retainers overnight after treatment is complete to ensure lasting results.


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