Clear Aligners

Clear aligners in South Plainfield, NJ, at Durham Dental Center are a great way to straighten teeth without needing traditional braces. At Durham Dental Center, our clear aligner system is comfortable, easy to use, and cost-effective. Dr. Shadid is passionate about helping patients achieve their desired results with clear aligners, and he and his team will support you throughout your entire treatment journey.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment used to help straighten teeth. They are custom-made, clear plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces and offer a discreet way to straighten teeth. During treatment, the patient will wear a series of aligners that gradually move the teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with a slightly different aligner.


What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners offer a number of advantages over traditional braces, including being almost invisible, more comfortable, and easier to keep clean. They are also removable and can be taken out to eat, brush, and floss. This helps maintain proper oral hygiene and can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Because the aligners are removable and custom-made for each individual, they can be more accurate in achieving desired results than traditional braces. Additionally, since they are not permanently attached to the teeth, they do not interfere with speech as traditional braces can. Finally, clear aligners can be more cost-effective than traditional braces, as they typically require fewer office visits and adjustments.


What can Clear Aligners Help Correct?

Clear aligners are a popular orthodontic treatment option that can help correct misalignment issues. They can rotate teeth that are in an incorrect position. They can help with overcrowding and crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites.


Clear Aligner Process

At Durham Dental Center in South Plainfield, New Jersey, patients can receive clear aligners from Dr. Loay Shadid. Dr. Shadid is an experienced and qualified dentist who provides quality patient care. He is committed to helping patients achieve a healthy, attractive smile and works closely with you to create a customized treatment plan.


When considering the aligners, Dr. Shadid will carefully evaluate your needs and discuss the benefits and potential risks of the treatment. He will also review the estimated length of treatment and the cost associated with clear aligners. During the treatment process, Dr. Shadid will provide clear aligners at regular intervals, monitor the progress, and make any necessary adjustments.


Clear Aligner Treatment

During treatment, you will need to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours daily, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss your teeth. You will switch to a new aligner every two weeks. You can expect results within a few weeks as the aligners gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. However, the treatment length will depend on the severity of the misalignment and your commitment to wearing the aligners as prescribed. After treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to ensure the teeth stay in position.


How to Care for Your Clear Aligners

Caring for your clear aligners is essential to maintain the integrity of your aligners and ensure that your teeth are properly aligned. Brushing and flossing your teeth before putting your aligners back in your mouth is essential. Clean your aligners with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals when cleaning, as these can damage the aligners. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly after cleaning. Be sure to store your aligners in their case when not in use. Avoid leaving them out in the open, as they can accumulate bacteria and dirt. Finally, wear your aligners for the recommended amount each day, as this will help your teeth move into the desired position.


Payment options

We offer a number of payment options including Lending Point and our In-House Monthly Payment Plans.


Clear aligners are an effective and convenient way to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. At Durham Dental Center, patients can trust that they receive quality care from an experienced dentist. Dr. Shadid has extensive experience providing clear aligners in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and is committed to helping his patients achieve the best results possible. Contact us in South Plainfield or Raritan, NJ, to get started!