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Questions About Clear Aligners?

Above and Beyond Dentistry Clear Braces
Oct 24 2018

Questions About Clear Aligners?

Do you have questions about Clear Aligners? They have become a very popular option since they were invented in 1997. They are a fantastic option for people who don’t want to wear traditional metal braces, or for someone who already had traditional braces and their teeth have since shifted. Some consider it more convenient and a lot less uncomfortable. Clear aligners show off your smile, so most people won’t even notice you are wearing them.


How long does treatment take? 


This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.


How visible are clear aligners?


Clear aligners are transparent, which is what makes them such a draw to people. Most people won’t notice you are wearing them unless they look close enough. They are also easy to remove so that you can still eat your favorite foods. There are no wires to trap food or get in the way when flossing. (Because we know you floss…)


Will insurance pay for them?


If orthodontics is a covered policy under your plan, then yes.  You will need to check for age limitations. Generally, funds from flex spending accounts such as FSA or HSA can be applied to your treatment cost. We can help you verify with your plan. There are also 3rd party payment options such as Care Credit that can offer up to 12-months interest-free. We can help find a way to make it affordable.


Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?


To prevent relapse, a retainer is usually recommended after treatment is complete.


If you are interested in changing your smile, please give us a call at 815.398.6545 or visit us on the web at


At Above & Beyond Dentistry, we offer a full array of cosmetic services in addition to Clear Correct (, including KOR whitening (, veneers, implants, and full mouth makeovers.
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