Clear Aligners

Affordable Invisalign Alternative

At Bryan Johnson Orthodontics, we’re constantly striving to bring more value and convenience to our patients in Salem, OR when it comes to their orthodontic treatment. Not only do we offer traditional braces, but we’re also committed to staying on the cutting-edge of technology so that we can provide a broader range of treatments as well. One such example we offer is our clear aligner orthodontic treatment.


What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear alignersLike traditional braces, clear aligners work to shift a patient’s teeth into a straighter and more attractive alignment by using gradual force. However, these clear, removable aligners will straighten a smile without the need for metal brackets and wires. These aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are custom-made to fit a patient’s mouth. Your orthodontist will give you a series of aligners that are meant to be worn in a designated order. You’ll wear each one for two weeks until moving onto the next set. For the aligners to reach their maximum effectiveness, you’ll need to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours a day, only taking them out for eating, cleaning your teeth, and important occasions.


What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Some of the benefits that you’ll get from using clear aligners as opposed to traditional braces include the following:

  • As their name states, clear aligners are completely clear, allowing for a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment.
  • Because you can remove your aligners, you don’t need to restrict yourself from any of your favorite foods; you just simply take out your aligners before you eat.
  • Also, the removability of the aligners means that brushing and flossing your teeth is just as simple as ever.
  • Clear aligners offer much more comfort than the metal wires and brackets of braces.
  • The aligners are accurate and durable, meaning that you won’t need to come in as often for maintenance or repairs.

What’s the Difference Between Clear Aligners and Invisalign?

At first glance, you may not be able to tell the difference between clear aligners and Invisalign and you’d actually be right! Clear aligners and Invisalign are virtually similar in just about every way; however, we listened to the concerns of our patients about the expensive cost of Invisalign. As a result, we decided to create our own clear aligners in our nearby lab, giving you the same great benefits of Invisalign, only at a greatly reduced cost. As an added advantage, you’ll even get to start the treatment sooner since the aligners are designed faster due to the close proximity of our lab.


Contact Your Salem, OR Orthodontist Today!

If you have any further questions about our clear aligners treatment, please feel free to contact us. If you’re interested in clear aligners or braces and you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you and putting you on the path to a straighter and healthier smile!