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Which Clear Aligner is Best for You?

Friday - March 11th, 2022
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A straight smile is more than just nice to have—it’s crucial for the proper functioning of your teeth, jaws, and mouth, as well as for your overall health.

Orthodontic treatment like clear aligners uses constant, gentle pressure to slowly move misaligned teeth back into their proper positioning, and, thanks to technological breakthroughs and broader consumer awareness, orthodontic treatment no longer carries the stigma it once did, especially for adults. Treatment options like clear aligners now allow anyone of any age to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with comfort, efficiency, and discretion.

Clear Aligners and Adult Orthodontics

While teens still make up the bulk of orthodontic patients, adults now account for nearly 30% of new orthodontic cases, and the majority of them are pursuing treatment via clear aligners—87% of them per a recent NIH survey. Clear aligners allow adults who may not have had access to adequate dental or orthodontic care in their younger years or who have been living with alignment issues to reshape their smiles without the conspicuousness of braces. Even if they did have braces at one point, many adults will still experience some shifting of their teeth as they age, and for people with severe misalignment or bite irregularities, improving the function and aesthetic of their smile can also improve their self-confidence, their health, and their quality of life.

Choosing the Right Clear Aligner

Clear aligners have been around since the 1990s, but improved materials and increased competition have made them both more effective and more affordable. Clear aligner treatments as a whole were up 63% between 2019 and 2021.

However, with the rise in interest has come an explosion of clear aligner product and treatment offerings from a wide variety of providers. Online retailers, in particular, have emerged in recent years touting low-priced at-home or “DIY” aligners—requiring no in-person orthodontic visits or supervisions—but with mixed results and patient satisfaction. Many of these retailers promote a one-size-fits-all solution. The problem with this is that orthodontic treatment should be highly individualized; what works for one smile may not be right—or even safe—for the next.

Reveal Aligners: Clearly Different

Reveal clear aligners deliver the best of both worlds—the benefits of high-quality, professionally-supervised clear aligner treatment at an affordable price. Castle Dental is proud to offer Reveal clear aligner products, which also boast industry-leading advantages over other brands like:Reveal Clear Aligners versus other brands

Comfort. Unlike other aligners with rough edges that can irritate your gums, cheeks, and tongue, Reveal clear aligners have smooth, scalloped edges that fit more comfortably. Their design also helps minimize the aligner’s effect on your speech, virtually eliminating the lisp that can often occur with other brands.

Clarity. Despite their name, most clear aligners have a filmy or cloudy appearance, even when clean, that prevents them from being truly clear. The innovative BPA- and phthalate-free plastic in Reveal clear aligners makes them not only easier to clean, but more resistant to stains and dramatically clearer than other aligners.

Case length. Clear aligner treatment duration varies with every patient, depending on the severity of misalignment and the age of the patient, with the average treatment taking between 6 and 12 months. However, Reveal clear aligners feature patented ClearWear® material and an improved design that optimize the force level of the aligners for better treatment. Reveal also offers three levels of treatment—Express, Lite, and Standard—for the fastest, most effective treatment possible, and Reveal can be supervised by either a certified orthodontist or specially trained dentist, making it even easier and more convenient to achieve a healthy smile.

Attachments. Some aligner brands require a lot of attachments, which are tooth-colored buttons temporarily cemented to the teeth to help the aligner grip the teeth, deliver more force, and accelerate treatment. These attachments can be uncomfortable. The strategic design of Reveal clear aligners all but eliminates the need for these attachments. Reveal’s unique manufacturing process and ClearWear® material create a more secure customized fit.

Castle Dental: Your Choice for Affordable Clear Aligners

You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile, and at Castle Dental we make it easy to get quality, doctor-directed clear aligner treatment for as little as $96/month. In addition to competitive pricing and financing options comparable to online brands, Castle Dental also offers complimentary initial consultations and the first set of aligners free. We accept most PPO and HMO insurance plans, and our friendly staff can work with you to navigate FSA and HSA options to afford your aligner treatment.

Castle Dental is your local partner for comprehensive dental care with family-friendly offices that offer flexible scheduling, and extended hours to help you get the care you need when it’s convenient for you. From routine cleanings to professional orthodontic treatment, Castle Dental is here to keep your smile healthy for life.