Clear Aligners

Gus Huerta, DDS -  - General Dentist

Gus Huerta, DDS

General Dentist located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Does the thought of wearing braces make you lose your desire for straighter teeth? The experienced team at Gus Huerta, DDS, in Sherman Oaks, California, can straighten your teeth with removable, clear aligners. To learn more about clear aligners and how they can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, call the practice or schedule a consultation online.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a teeth-straightening system that improves the alignment of teeth. Instead of using metal wires and brackets cemented to your teeth like braces, you wear a new set of clear aligners every 1-2 weeks to gently move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position.

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

In addition to the long-term benefits of creating a straighter smile, clear aligners offer benefits during the process when compared with traditional braces. When you wear clear aligners, they are nearly invisible, unlike braces. 

Clear aligners are more comfortable than braces and fit snugly against your teeth without any sharp or pointed wires that can cut your cheeks or tongue. Another benefit of wearing clear aligners over braces to straighten your teeth is the ability to remove them when you eat. Removing the clear aligners also makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene habits.

Will clear aligners help me?

When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Huerta determines whether clear aligners can straighten your smile. The teeth-straightening system can fix the most common orthodontic concerns, including:

  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overbite 
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth

You may even benefit from clear aligners if you’ve already had braces in the past but your teeth have moved. 

How long do clear aligners take to straighten teeth?

The amount of time you need to wear clear aligners depends on how severe your orthodontic situation is and how diligently you wear them. You wear the clear aligners for 12-18 months to get full results. After you’ve completed your clear aligner treatment, you also wear a night retainer to prevent your teeth from changing position over time.  

What is the Smile Direct Club?

The Smile Direct Club™ is a brand of clear aligners offered at Gus Huerta, DDS. You schedule an appointment at the office for dental impressions to create your customized treatment plan. Your clear aligners are created and shipped to you all at once, so there’s no wait. Dr. Huerta checks on your progress every 90 days, guiding your clear aligner treatment remotely. 

To learn more about clear aligners available at Gus Huerta, DDS, including the Smile Direct Club, call the practice or schedule an appointment online.