Clear Aligners in Gig Harbor

Straighten your teeth discreetly with the help of Harbor View Dentistry.

The Alternative to Metal Braces
Get straighter teeth with comfortable and removable aligners.
One of our dental assistants smiling with a patient getting clear aligners

Are you ready to transform your life with a straighter smile but are worried about orthodontics or metal braces? Find out how virtually invisible aligners can straighten your teeth without affecting your lifestyle.

Clear aligners (like Invisalign, OrthoFX, or ClearCorrect) are one of the leading ways to create a more beautiful smile – on your terms. The customized trays are made of plastic and move teeth gradually during the day and night and can be removed for eating and brushing.

Aligner trays correct:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth

  • Crowded or gapped teeth

  • Bite issues like an overbite or underbite

The custom-fit aligner is great for kids, teens, and adults.

Benefits of Clear Aligners
Each tray is customized to fit comfortably in your mouth while it gradually corrects alignment.
The trays straighten your teeth beautifully and require less frequent visits than braces.
You can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
How Clear Aligner Treatment Works
Creating your dream smile may be easier than you think.
A patient having a smile consultation

After an initial appointment at Harbor View Dentistry in Gig Harbor to review your existing smile and smile goals, we’ll plan out a customized plan that’s best for you.

  • Step 1

    At the consultation, we’ll create a 3D digital scan to plan your procedure and preview anticipated results. You’ll be able to view your straight smile before we begin, and we’ll discuss the customized strategy with you.

  • Step 2

    When your clear aligners are made, you will come in for a fitting and receive instructions on how to wear your plastic trays day and night. To ensure successful treatment and a straight smile, we’ll outline expectations and answer any questions you may have.

  • Step 3

    Wear your aligners as recommended and switch them out to a new set when required. Come into the office every few weeks to track progress and pick up your new aligner trays. Visits are much less frequent than with traditional braces, and is very similar to the treatment protocol of Invisalign.

When you have your discreet aligners on, nobody has to know you’re wearing a straightening system except for you!

FAQ about Clear Aligners
  • Do clear aligners really work?

    Yes, clear aligners really work to straighten teeth like braces.

    They’re recommended for mild to moderate alignment problems, including crowding, gaps, misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

    After an initial consultation, your Gig Harbor dentist will let you know if you’re a candidate for clear aligners.

  • How much do clear teeth aligners cost?

    Clear teeth aligners cost similar to metal braces, but the actual cost of your orthodontic treatment depends on the extent of correction and time you have to wear your aligners.

    To receive an estimate for clear aligners in Gig Harbor, please contact us today.

  • Which clear aligner is best?

    Your dentist will recommend the best type of clear aligner for you.

    While there are many different options available (Invisalign…Opens in a new tab to Invisalign’s website…, ClearCorrect…Opens in a new tab to ClearCorrect’s website…, SureSmile…Opens in a new tab to SureSmile’s website…, SmileDirectClub…Opens in a new tab to SmileDirectClub’s website…, etc) that advertise and promise beautiful straight teeth, it’s important to remember that only your Gig Harbor dentist or orthodontist can recommend the best type for your particular case.

    You can compare the reviews for clear aligners online and ask your dentist or orthodontist for a recommendation. The best aligner for you will be based on your goals, time, and budget.

  • Are clear aligners bad for your teeth?

    No, clear aligners are not bad for your teeth. Clear aligners are safe for teeth if the treatment is completed under a dentist or orthodontist’s supervision.

    With a comfortable fit, you’ll barely feel them. As for dental hygiene, the trays are removable to make brushing and flossing better than with traditional metal braces.

    Once treatment is complete, your straighter smile will improve oral health and overall health because straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain.

    As for mail-order aligners without in-office visits – these put you at risk of damaged teeth and gums. A dentist must determine if your teeth, gums, and jaw are healthy enough for teeth straightening before starting treatment.

    Other issues with at-home-braces are an improper aligner fit and no progress checks. We do not recommend these kits.

  • Can I straighten my teeth myself?

    While there are many teeth straightening systems available, it’s important to work with a trusted dentist or orthodontist to ensure your teeth are straightened safely and effectively.

    The dentist will create a customized treatment plan to straighten your teeth, and you will receive your clear aligners. These aligners can be switched out at home so that you can straighten your teeth by yourself, but you’ll have to come into the dentist’s office every few weeks for a check-up and a new set of aligners.

    The frequency of in-office visits for aligners is much less than with traditional metal braces.

Teeth Straightening Made Easy
Straighten your teeth on your own terms with clear aligners.