Doctor Bill Ligon on clear aligners
Depending on the level of how crooked a person’s teeth is, we do clear aligners. You can have anywhere from three to upwards of 12 different aligners depending on what level of crookedness your teeth are, like I said. It is a discreet procedure. It’s something that you can take in and out. It’s just like a clear tray, and the way that the trays are shaped, you usually change them every two to three weeks, and that just completes a progression of aligners until you’ve achieved the straightness that you want.
Really anyone that has a lesser degree of tooth crookedness are the people that are going to benefit from it – people that don’t really want the stigma of having braces on their teeth. There’s teenagers, but that also … I actually have people that have been in their 40s that do clear aligners as well. It’s just, some people, different strokes for different folks. And it’s just a good product, if somebody wants to say, “Hey, I want to be able to take those out for some pictures or for my wedding,” or whatever. That’s something that patients can benefit from there if they don’t want to have that on there, something actually applied on their teeth, the braces the whole time, people like that.