Clear Aligners in Iowa City, IA

Invisalign® clear aligner

Dr. Suzanne Stock provides 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners to patients in Iowa City, Fairfield, Washington, and Williamsburg. Contact us to learn more or schedule your appointment.

Traditional braces were once the only option to straighten teeth, but Clear Aligners offers a completely new approach to orthodontic treatment. Clear Aligners uses clear, comfortable, and discreet plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires to move teeth into alignment.

Clear Aligners for Adults

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Adults and teenagers are increasingly choosing Clear Aligners over traditional braces for the following reasons:

  • Comfort – Clear Aligners aligners are made with a smooth, thin plastic that is molded to the contours of your teeth.
  • Convenience – Clear Aligners does not require any lifestyle changes. You can eat whatever you want, and because your aligners can be removed, you can brush and floss like you normally would.
  • They’re Invisible! – One of the most common reasons that adults and teenagers prefer Clear Aligners aligners to braces is that they are nearly invisible. Unless you tell them, your coworkers, classmates, and friends will have no idea you're wearing aligners.

The Clear Aligners Process

The first step in your Clear Aligners treatment is a consultation. We will assess your teeth and jaw, as well as your dental history, to see if Clear Aligners is a good fit for you. If you choose to proceed with treatment, we'll take photographs and impressions of your teeth so that we can create a 3D model on our computer to use for treatment planning. This plan is sent to Clear Aligners, where your aligners are fabricated.

You'll wear each set of aligners for around two weeks, or as instructed, then switch to the next set right at home. We’ll ask that you come in for a follow-up every six weeks so we can ensure that your treatment is on track. After you finish with your last set of aligners, you will be given customized retainers to help you maintain your results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners

Can your teeth move back after Clear Aligners?

If you don't wear your retainers, your teeth will shift back after Clear Aligners. As long as you wear your retainers as directed, this isn’t a concern.

How long does Clear Aligners treatment take?

Clear Aligners treatment typically lasts nine to 15 months, depending on the amount of correction required. Some patients will be able to finish treatment sooner, while others with more complex cases will need more time.

Does insurance cover Clear Aligners?

Clear Aligners is likely to be covered if your dental insurance includes orthodontic treatment, but each plan is different, so double-check with your insurer. Our team is happy to assist you in understanding your coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

Are you looking for an orthodontist in Iowa City, Fairfield, Washington, or Williamsburg, IA? Call 319-338-8658 to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations in Eastern Iowa.