Ortho Clear

Like millions of adults, you'd love nothing better than to have straighter, more beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, the thought of wearing metal braces probably doesn't bring a smile to your face. But now there's Ortho Clear, a revolutionary new orthodontic product that's practically invisible. And for many people, that really is something to smile about.

A Revolutionary Way of Straightening Teeth.

For decades, traditional braces had been the only option for adults who wanted straighter teeth. The Ortho Clear System offers the first true alternative, by utilizing advances in 3-D imaging technology to create a series of customized plastic aligners.

It all begins with a visit to Dr Anko Hsiao, who will help you determine what you'd like to correct. Next, the Dr Anko Hsiao sends your precise treatment instructions to Ortho Clear. Ortho Clear then uses its proprietary computer technology to create a sequence of finely-calibrated clear plastic aligners ?as few as 12 or as many as 48 ?depending on your particular case.

You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move-little by little, week by week-until they reach the final alignment your orthodontist has prescribed.

FAQ about Ortho Clear?

What is Ortho Clear?

The Ortho Clear System?is a breakthrough in orthodontics that straightens adult teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible plastic or medical-grade polymer appliances called "aligners."

How does Ortho Clear work?

Ortho Clear uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.

What are the primary benefits of Ortho Clear?

Aesthetically pleasing: clear "aligners" are nearly undetectable to others.

More hygienic: "aligners" are removable for brushing and flossing which helps promote healthy teeth and helps prevent gum disease.

Comfortable and effective: unlike traditional braces, there are no wires, metal or brackets so there is less abrasion in the mouth. Additionally, the system works in approximately the same amount of time as traditional braces.

What do "aligners" look like?

Nearly invisible "aligners" look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."

Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

While orthodontists have been using removable appliances for very limited treatment (one or two teeth requiring movement) for years, it is the application of breakthrough technology that allows the Ortho Clear System to treat a much broader range of cases with greater precision.

Is Ortho Clear FDA approved?

Yes, the Ortho Clear System has FDA clearance meeting all medical device specifications.