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All About Clear Aligners and Invisalign
Portland, OR

Image of clear aligners at Senestraro Family Orthodontics in Portland, OR. You may have read about Invisalign for teens as a discrete alternative to conventional braces if you or your adolescent wish to straighten their smile or fill gaps between their teeth. You may have also encountered the terms "invisible braces" and "clear aligners" and been curious about how they differ.

If you're considering orthodontic treatment without braces, Senestraro Family Orthodontics's licensed Invisalign practitioners can determine if you qualify for the transparent aligners during an examination. Dr. Seth Senestraro and Dr. Seth will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign treatment or other transparent aligner companies and how they stack up against other orthodontic procedures to help you determine which option is most suitable for you.

Invisalign vs Braces

For teens and adults who wish to straighten their teeth without wearing noticeable braces, Invisalign is a standard treatment option. Invisalign aligners are made of transparent, sleek plastic that is almost undetectable. This implies that you may straighten the teeth secretly!

Additionally, since Invisalign aligners are detachable, you can easily brush and floss your teeth and eat anything you want while wearing them. Food limitations and trouble keeping up with dental hygiene are frequent concerns about conventional braces. Unlike wires and metal brackets, smooth plastic aligners won't hurt the cheeks or gums.

Why Choose Transparent Aligners?

Based on the orthodontic problem you have, clear aligner therapy might offer a variety of benefits over conventional braces. Aligners might not be appropriate for all orthodontic requirements, however, since the materials are not as durable as metal braces. During the consultation, our dentist will inform you whether you qualify.

Clear aligners provide many benefits, such as:

Less Obvious

Transparent plastic is less evident on the teeth than bands and brackets of braces, which is why individuals favor clear aligners above braces. Speech is often unaffected by aligners since they are created specifically to fit over the teeth.


Since the teeth are gently forced into their new positions by applying force, all teeth-straightening procedures cause some pain. Nevertheless, since they are smoother and far less prone to irritate the skin, aligners may be more pleasant to wear than traditional braces.


Invisalign and dental hygiene go hand in hand. Clear aligners may be taken out when eating, cleaning your teeth, or flossing. They are thus more practical than fixed braces, which might limit your ability to eat certain meals and increase the time required for your dental hygiene regimen. The treatment outcome may be impacted if you don't wear the aligners for the total amount of time that the dentist advises. Call us at (503) 228-1945 to book your appointment for Invisalign treatment. Our team at Senestraro Family Orthodontics can help you improve your smile and align your teeth.
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