clear aligners in Murrieta

In the past, traditional braces were the only way to achieve straighter teeth and a more aligned bite. Thanks to continued advances in technology and the dental field, patients now have more options than ever! Dr. Daniel Pulsipher and his team at Springs Dental in Murrieta, CA work routinely with patients interested in learning more about alternatives such as clear aligners. With the help of his practice, patients can find out if they are candidates for clear aligners and discuss the process with a professional skilled and experienced in offering this and other cosmetic dentistry solutions for new and returning patients and families.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are best described as thin plastic trays that snap over the teeth. They are used to gently push teeth into a more desirable position, addressing poor bite alignment, gaps between teeth, and turned or misaligned individual teeth. The process requires patients to wear the trays at least 20 hours a day and progress through their series as directed by their dentist.

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners are designed based on 3D digital images of the patient’s current smile and the final results they would like to achieve. A laboratory creates a series of trays to get patients from start to finish, with each tray worn for two weeks before progressing to the next. By the end of treatment, patients will have a newly aligned smile they are confident to share with others!

What are the benefits of clear aligners over braces?

There are many reasons why patients might choose clear aligner therapy over conventional orthodontia. Below are a few things to consider:


  • The cost of clear aligners is comparable to traditional braces. This makes them the “clear” choice for patients who want to improve their smile but avoid costly dental work.
  • Clear aligners allow for discreet alignment. Because they are clear and thin, they fit over the dental arch and provide results with time.
  • Because the trays are removable, patients can take proper care of their teeth during treatment. Patients no longer have to brush and floss around metal brackets and wires, which can contribute to the development of decay and disease.
  • Clear aligners are easy to use. Patients wear the trays for 20 hours a day and swap trays out every two weeks as they progress through their series.
  • Clear aligners are simple to clean. Patients can rinse or soak their aligners when not in use and can brush them to remove any debris that may accumulate.
  • Clear aligners address mild to moderate misalignment. Many patients with a few changes needed in their smiles may find treatment with clear aligners to be more desirable than metal brackets and wires.

Are clear aligners in Murrieta right for me?

Determining candidacy starts with an evaluation with Dr. Daniel Pulsipher of Springs Dental, during which x-rays may be taken, and a physical examination is performed. The dentist can decide if a patient is a good fit for clear aligners if they have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and bite and can comply with treatment to get the results they desire. If patients are not a good candidate for clear aligner trays, other treatment options may be discussed.

How do I contact a dentist in Murrieta to learn more about clear aligners?

Dr. Daniel Pulsipher and his staff at Springs Dental are here to help patients in and around the community of Murrieta with their oral health needs, including cosmetic work such as the realignment of the smile. If you are interested in finding out more about clear aligners and deciding if you are an appropriate candidate, call (951) 461-2310 to request an appointment. Our team is here at 39755 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Suite A110 and accepts new patients and families.

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