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.
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
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
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
What do "aligners"
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
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.