Minor Teeth Straightening

Using Clear Aligners to Address Minor Issues

Get the Smile You Want

Fix Minor Orthodontic Issues

Welcome to American River Orthodontics. Here in the heart of Arden-Arcade, Dr. Michael Payne specializes in using clear aligners to address minor orthodontic issues. Whether you’ve stopped wearing retainers, never had traditional braces, or have specific minor issues to address, we’re committed to offering personalized solutions to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile.

Man smiling while wearing invisible braces such as aligners to get straight teeth.

Cear aligners can be a fantastic solution to address a range of minor orthodontic issues. They are virtually invisible, removable and provide highly effective orthodontic care.

Woman at a restaurant holding her teeth straightening aligner that's fixing her upper teeth

Our Approach to Minor Orthodontic Problems

At American River Orthodontics, we understand that every patient’s needs are unique. Our practice leverages the latest advancements in clear aligner technology to correct a range of minor orthodontic issues – from crowded teeth to uneven teeth to gapped teeth. Traditional metal braces were so last century! By offering custom-fit, virtually invisible, and removable aligners, we deliver targeted, efficient, and highly effective orthodontic care that fits your lifestyle.

Common Issues Addressed with Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent orthodontic treatment solution for adults looking to correct minor issues and straighten teeth. These may include:

Retreatment: If your teeth have shifted after you stopped wearing retainers and now have misaligned teeth, clear aligners can gently realign them.

First-time treatment: If you never had braces as a child but wish to correct minor issues, clear aligners offer an unobtrusive solution.

Specific dental goals: Whether you’re looking to close a small space, correct crooked teeth, or address other specific issues, clear aligners provide targeted and effective treatment for straighter teeth for a stunning smile.

Clear aligners are commonly used for minor orthodontic treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Are clear aligners effective for minor orthodontic issues?

Absolutely. Clear aligners can be a highly effective solution for a range of minor issues, including minor crowding, small gaps, and more.

How long will treatment time be?

The timeline for minor teeth straightening varies depending on the individual case. It can take as little as 3 months, but it generally ranges from 6 to 12 months. During your free consultation with Dr. Payne, he will provide a more specific timeline based on your unique needs and goals.

How much does minor aligner treatment cost?

The cost of any orthodontic treatment depends on how difficult it is to achieve your goals. Minor teeth straightening is very affordable. Our office will work hard to ensure we maximize any orthodontic benefits you may have with your dental insurance and ensure a payment plan that works for you. We offer a no-obligation, free consultation so you can find out all the details before you ever start orthodontic treatment.

What happens if I’ve stopped wearing my retainer?

Not to worry. Clear aligners can correct shifts in your teeth alignment, helping you regain your perfect smile.

Can you straighten a few teeth without braces?

Absolutely! With clear aligner technology like Invisalign and other advanced aligner treatments, we can focus on straightening just a few teeth without the need for traditional braces. This treatment is discreet, comfortable, and particularly effective for addressing minor orthodontic issues.

Can you straighten just front teeth?

Yes, we can certainly focus on straightening just the front teeth. Clear aligners allow us to target specific areas of your mouth, making them an excellent option for patients who want to straight teeth in the front.

What are the best options to straighten only 2 or 4 teeth?

The best option for straightening a single crooked tooth to just 2 or 4 teeth is often clear aligners. Aligners offer a targeted approach to orthodontic treatment, allowing us to focus on a specific area of your mouth. Additionally, you wear virtually invisible aligners that can be removed for eating and cleaning, offering a highly convenient and discreet solution. However, the best option will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances, which is why we recommend scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Payne to discuss your unique needs and goals.

Dr. Michael Payne, the orthodontist at American River Orthodontics in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento offers straight teeth with traditional braces or removable aligners

Why Choose Dr. Michael Payne for Your Clear Aligner Treatment?

Dr. Michael Payne combines years of orthodontic expertise with a deep commitment to personalized patient care. With his knowledge and hands-on experience, Dr. Payne creates custom treatment options that deliver beautiful, lasting results. Trust American River Orthodontics to guide you on your journey to a perfect smile.

Ready to address your minor orthodontic problems and straighten your teeth? Get in touch with us to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Michael Payne. We can’t wait to help you begin your journey to a confident, stunning smile!

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