Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Aligner Questions
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The treatment involves wearing clear, plastic trays that are custom-designed for your mouth. On day-one customers receive all aligner trays to be used throughout the treatment plan. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by the dental lab we work with and then reviewed and approved by Dr. Cronin. You’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners as directed by your prescribed treatment plan, typically every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. Learn more about clear aligners.
Every case order begins with a free consultation that includes a 3D scan and is followed by a remote orthodontic evaluation to determine if you are a smile candidate. Our invisible aligner system is designed for minor to moderate teeth correction, including space between teeth, crowding, rotations, and some bite correction.
Our aligners can work for some customers who have an implant. Letting us know upfront where your implant is will help us determine if our clear aligners will work for you. Dr. Cronin assesses these situations on a case-by-case basis as a part of the first step in our process.
Plan to be there for about 30-45 minutes.
Most of our patients treatment is under 6 months. However, treatment can last anywhere from 3-15 months.
Whenever you are not eating or brushing, you should be wearing your aligners. You should wear them no less than 22 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you lose one of your aligners, you will need to order a replacement right away. The cost for replacements is only $60 per tray. You will need to wear the previous aligner to ensure that your teeth do not shift back to their original position, while you are waiting for your new aligner to arrive. So remember to never throw away your last aligner!
We do! We are currently in network with both Cigna, Moda, United Healthcare, Concordia and Delta dental insurance companies in Washington and Oregon. In the event we are not in network with your insurance provider, we are happy to help you get the coverage your plan allows.