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Nowadays, an increasing number of individuals are choosing clear aligners as their preferred orthodontic treatment. You must be wondering why? Well, clear aligners provide a discreet and convenient solution for achieving a perfect smile without the inconvenience of traditional braces.

If you’re considering clear aligners with Aligner Experts and seeking more information, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll guide you through the entire treatment process step by step so you can prepare yourself for the journey ahead.

Clear Aligner Treatment Process

Aligner Experts make straightening your teeth easy with clear aligners. Wear them as prescribed, and our experts will help you achieve a confident smile. Let’s take a look at the treatment process:

Step 1: Schedule A Initial Consultation With Your Orthodontist

The clear aligner treatment begins with an initial consultation in one of our prestigious offices in Chicago. Our aligner specialist will conduct a thorough oral examination, assessing your dental health and expectations for a perfect smile. They’ll answer all your questions and determine if clear aligners are the ideal fit. Expect a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Step 2: Clear Aligner Treatment Planning

After your initial consultation, our aligner specialist will create a custom treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. Creating custom clear aligners involves cutting-edge scanning technology known as Casee.

Digital scanning is used to capture precise 3D images of teeth, eliminating messy impression techniques. You will also get the opportunity to preview the virtual treatment outcome, giving you a glimpse of the beautiful smile that awaits you.

Step 3: Clear Aligner Fabrication

Using precise measurements obtained through digital scanning, our skilled technicians create aligners from high-quality materials to fit on your teeth comfortably. These aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Throughout the fabrication process, quality control measures ensure that each aligner meets our high standards.

Step 4: Starting Treatment By Wearing Clear Aligner

After aligner fabrication, we call the individuals to get their customized clear aligners. We check if the aligners fit well on their teeth and provide detailed instructions on aligner wear. Aligners are to be worn for 20-22 hours daily. They should be removed and kept in the provided aligner case only for meals, brushing, and flossing.

During the treatment process, use our hygiene kit to maintain good oral hygiene. After every one to two weeks, under the aligner specialist’s guidance, individuals transition to the next set. Each aligner subtly guides their teeth, progressing towards perfect alignment. Sticking to the schedule is essential to achieve the desired results.

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Step 5: Monitoring Progress

We track your treatment progress using our remote treatment assistant, Casee. Casee enables you to securely send photos of your teeth from the comfort of your home or anywhere in the world through the DentalMonitoring application. It allows you to virtually check-in to communicate with our aligner specialists, ensuring that your treatment is on track and addressing any concerns you may have along the way.

Step 6: Face issues or Discomfort With Aligners

Whether it’s adjusting your treatment plan, providing helpful tips for reducing aligner discomfort or addressing any unexpected challenges, our team is here to support you. Reach out to us through our DentalMonitoring application, and our aligner specialists will provide guidance and assistance to address your concerns promptly.

Step 7: Completing the Treatment

As you reach the final stage of your clear aligner treatment with Aligner Experts, our team ensures that you have successfully achieved your desired results. Whether it’s providing retainers for maintenance or scheduling follow-up appointments, we’re here to support you in preserving lasting results and a confident smile.

What Is The Clear Aligner Treatment Time?

The duration of clear aligner treatment varies, ranging from approximately 5 months for mild cases to two years or more for complex cases. To determine the precise duration of your treatment, initiate the process with Aligner Experts to receive a customized treatment plan. By following your orthodontist’s instructions and wearing your aligners as prescribed, you can achieve optimal results efficiently.

Here is a detailed breakdown of clear aligner treatment time with pricing:

Treatment Time Pricing
Touch Up Your Smile (up to 5 months) $2880
Refresh Your Smile (up to 8 months) $3680
Correct Your Smile (up to 15 months) $4980
Transform Your Smile (up to 24 months) $5980

Tips for Clear Aligner Success

For successful clear aligner treatments with Aligner Experts, we recommend you follow these tips:

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  • Wear your aligners consistently for about 22 hours daily, removing them for eating, drinking (excluding water), and oral hygiene routines.
  • Use the hygiene kit to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly after meals and before reinserting your aligners.
  • Choose soft foods instead of hard, crunchy treats to prevent aligner damage and staining.
  • Rinse the aligners with soap and water or a special aligner cleaner regularly.
  • Replace aligners as instructed by your aligner specialist.
  • Properly store aligners in our special case to reduce the risk of misplacement.
  • Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for mild discomfort when transitioning to new aligners.


In conclusion, the aligner treatment process is an exciting journey toward a dazzling smile. The ongoing advancements in clear aligner technology promise a future where orthodontic care is even more efficient and personalized.

To find out if clear aligners are your best choice, schedule an appointment today and explore the different clear aligner packages offered by Aligner Experts. Your dream smile is closer than you think!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start the clear aligner treatment process with Aligner Experts?

To begin your clear aligner journey with Aligner Experts, schedule an initial consultation. Our aligner specialists will assess your oral health, discuss your expectations, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Are clear aligners painful to wear?

Initially, you may experience some discomfort or pressure when you start wearing new aligners. This is normal as your teeth adjust to the new position. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce the discomfort.

How long does clear aligner treatment take?

The duration of treatment varies based on individual needs. Mild cases may take around 5-6 months, while more complex cases may require up to two years or more. Your orthodontist will provide a personalized treatment plan with an estimated timeline.

How often do I need to see my orthodontist during treatment?

Regular check-ups are essential to monitor your progress and ensure the treatment is on track. Your orthodontist will schedule appointments as needed, usually every few weeks to months, depending on your treatment plan and progress. Additionally, virtual check-ins through our remote treatment assistant, Casee, enable convenient communication with our specialists.

How can I maintain good hygiene while using clear aligners with Aligner Experts?

Maintaining hygiene with clear aligners is simple. Remove aligners before eating or drinking anything except water to prevent staining and damage. Brush and floss your teeth after meals using the hygiene kit. Store aligners in their case when not in use. These practices ensure a clean and successful clear aligner experience.

Aligner Experts

Aligner Experts is your one-stop shop for a smooth, long-lasting, and timely smile transformation. With cutting-edge technology and expert treatment, we make your path to a perfect smile efficient and effective.

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