The process of straightening your teeth with ClearPath aligners is very simple for the patient. Let us discuss this process:
Come in for a 30 minute free consult and let us tell you if you are appropriate for ClearPath aligners. View Terms and Conditions. We will discuss thoroughly with you about the treatment, including what’s involved for your specific case and the treatment cost. You will also receive information on other treatment options so you can best decide which treatment suits your situation.
Getting Dentally Healthy
If you haven’t had a checkup and clean within the past 6 months, you will need to have this done. Orthodontic treatment can only start on healthy teeth and gums. Any tooth decay or gum disease needs to be treated first or teeth straightening won’t give a good result.
When you are dentally healthy, exam notes, x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth can be taken and sent to ClearPath for analysis. ClearPath’s specialist orthodontists will provide a treatment plan for your case with projected before and after images.
Discussion of Treatment Plan
We will discuss your ClearPath treatment plan in detail. We have a chance to request changes if desired. Once this plan is accepted and the orthodontic consent form completed, your ClearPath aligners will be made.
You will need to wear the ClearPath aligners as directed 22 hours per day, only taking them out to eat and clean your teeth. You will wear each set for 2 weeks before moving onto the next set. We will see you for reviews of aligner fit and teeth movement every 2 to 6 weeks as needed. If there is not enough space for your teeth to straighten, a small amount of enamel, usually 0.30 – 0.35mm, may need to removed from a few teeth to create space before certain aligners. This small amount of enamel removal does not cause any issues for the teeth as there are many more millimetres of enamel left. It avoids the need for tooth extraction to create space.
After completing all aligners, records of your mouth will be sent to ClearPath for analysis and retainers made. You will have straight teeth, but will need to wear retainers at night time to keep them straight. If you don’t, there is a risk that your teeth will try and move back towards their original crooked position.