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Buyer's Guide: Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a cutting-edge orthodontic solution offered at Paradise Dental Studio to help you achieve a straighter, more confident smile. These custom-made, virtually invisible aligners are designed so you should progressively move your teeth into the positions you want them to be in without traditional braces.

Clear Aligners

Your Comprehensive Buyer’s Guide to Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are popular among patients seeking discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment. They are crafted from clear, BPA-free plastic, ensuring they are aesthetically pleasing and safe for oral health.

In most cases, the treatment approach entails the utilization of a set of aligners each worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next set. This gradual adjustment allows for precise teeth alignment. 

One of the key advantages of clear aligners is their removability, making it easier to maintain good dental hygiene and eating all of your favorite meals without any limits. They are also known for causing minimal discomfort compared to traditional braces.

At Paradise Dental Studio, we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive and personalized clear aligner treatment plan, ensuring your journey to a straighter smile is smooth and convenient.

Types of Clear Aligners and Pricing

Clear aligners come in various brands and types, each with unique features and pricing. Here’s an overview of common types of clear aligners and their approximate costs:


  • Description: Invisalign is one of the most recognized clear aligner brands, known for its advanced technology and customization.
  • Price Range: Invisalign typically ranges from $3,000 to $8,000 or more, depending on your case’s complexity and the treatment duration.


  • Description: ClearCorrect offers clear aligners designed to correct misaligned teeth with precision.
  • Price Range: ClearCorrect aligners generally cost between $2,000 and $8,000, depending on your specific needs.


  • Description: SmileDirectClub provides remote clear aligner treatment with at-home impressions or scans at their SmileShops.
  • Price Range: SmileDirectClub is often more affordable, ranging from $1,895 to $2,395.


  • Description: Candid offers remote clear aligner treatment with access to orthodontic professionals.
  • Price Range: Candid aligners typically cost between $2,400 and $2,800.

Factors to Consider When Buying Clear Aligners

  • Treatment Complexity: The complexity of your orthodontic issue may impact the type of clear aligner you require and its overall cost.
  • Brand and Provider: Different brands and providers offer varying levels of technology, customization, and support, which can affect the price.
  • Treatment Duration: The length of your treatment plan can influence the cost of clear aligners. Longer treatment may require more aligner sets.
  • Location: The cost of clear aligners can vary by geographic location and the cost of living in your area.
  • Insurance Coverage: You should check with your dental insurance provider to find out if clear aligners are covered and to what extent.
  • Payment Plans: Many clear aligner providers offer flexible payment plans to help you manage the cost over time.
  • Consultation: Consultation fees may apply when seeking treatment from certain providers, so inquire about any initial costs.
  • Provider Expertise: Consider the expertise of the dental professional overseeing your treatment, as this can impact the aligners’ quality and cost.
  • Guarantees and Refinements: Inquire about warranties and the availability of refinements in case your treatment needs adjustments.

When considering clear aligners, it’s essential to consult with a qualified orthodontic professional who is able to evaluate your unique requirements and make recommendations about the most appropriate option. 

While cost is a factor, treatment effectiveness, and quality should be your primary concern when choosing clear aligners to achieve the smile you desire.

Maintaining and Caring for Your Clear Aligners

Proper maintenance and care of clear aligners are essential to ensure a successful orthodontic treatment and maintain oral health. Here are some important guidelines for maintaining and caring for your clear aligners:

  • Cleanliness: Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water every time you remove them to prevent saliva and plaque buildup. Use a toothbrush that is gentle on them and brush them softly with a clear, mild antibacterial soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and cause scratches.
  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing after every meal or snack before reinserting your aligners. Clean teeth and aligners reduce the risk of cavities and gum issues during treatment.
  • Aligner Case: Store them in their dedicated case to prevent loss or damage when not wearing your aligners.
  • Avoid Staining Foods and Drinks: Remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water to prevent staining. If you consume beverages like coffee or tea, brush your teeth before reinserting them.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Attend your scheduled orthodontic check-ups to monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is on track.
  • Follow Your Orthodontist’s Instructions: Adhere to your orthodontist’s recommendations regarding wear time, aligner changes, and any other specific instructions.

Understanding the Risks and Potential Side Effects of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a safe and effective orthodontic treatment option, but like any medical or dental procedure, they may have potential risks and side effects:

  • Discomfort: It is common to experience mild pain or pressure during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners. This typically subsides as your teeth adjust.
  • Speech Impairment: Some individuals may experience temporary changes in speech patterns when wearing aligners, but this typically improves as you become accustomed to them.
  • Allergic Reactions: Although rare, some individuals may be allergic to the materials used in clear aligners. Inform your orthodontist if you experience unusual reactions.
  • Irritation and Sores: Aligners can occasionally cause irritation or sores in your mouth. Using orthodontic wax or other recommended solutions can alleviate this discomfort.
  • Tracking Issues: Clear aligners may only track properly if worn as directed, leading to suboptimal results. It’s crucial to follow your treatment plan diligently.
  • Refinements: Sometimes, treatment may require classes if the desired results are not achieved. Your orthodontist will discuss this option if necessary.
  • Oral Hygiene Challenges: Maintaining oral hygiene can be more challenging with aligners. Diligent cleaning is essential to prevent cavities and gum issues.

Following these care guidelines and staying informed about potential side effects can ensure a successful, comfortable, and clear aligner treatment experience. Regular communication with your orthodontic provider is essential to promptly address any concerns or issues and achieve the smile you desire.

Making Clear Aligners Affordable For You

At Paradise Dental Studio, we believe that achieving a beautiful smile with clear aligners should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we are committed to making clear aligner treatment affordable for you. 

Our pricing is transparent, and we work with various insurance providers to maximize your benefits. Additionally, we offer flexible payment plans and accept healthcare credit cards like Care Credit, allowing you to spread the cost of treatment over manageable monthly payments. We want to ensure that your journey to a straighter smile is effective and financially stress-free.