About Teeth Aligners
At Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA, Dr. Jeffrey Allred provides custom teeth aligners, also known as smile aligners, for patients who are looking to straighten and reposition their smile. Since they are almost invisible and can be removed when needed, aligners are typically preferred by patients over traditional orthodontics. Aligners are custom made from clear plastic or acrylic material to fit tightly over the teeth to gradually move them into their desired position. Usually worn over the span of 1 – 2 years, teeth aligners can revise mild to moderate spacing issues to allow for straighter, healthier teeth. If you think that clear teeth aligners may be a good option for you, talk to Dr. Allred about taking the next step to beautiful, straight teeth.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"Very friendly office! It felt like they genuinely care about your teeth and overall health. It felt like a much deeper and better cleaning than some of my past experiences ."- N.S. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2018
"Very caring office. They really care about your oral health and how it affects your overall health. They are very informative. My teeth feel much cleaner than they have ever felt at some of my past dentists offices."- N.S. / Google / Oct 04, 2018
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
What to Expect
Each set of clear teeth aligners will be custom made based on the patient's current teeth position calculated with photos, digital x-rays, and physical impressions. The patient will be given several sets of aligners during their visit; Dr. Allred will check the fit of the first set and make adjustments. Aligners should be worn as much as possible, removed only for eating and cleaning the teeth to get the fastest progress. Patients can wear aligners for a specific period of time before they are replaced with a new set. Dr. Allred encourages everyone to schedule appointments for teeth and aligners check-ups every few months to help estimate how much longer treatment is needed.
The amount of time that a patient wears each set of aligners will depend on the desired outcome and will be recommended by Dr. Allred. Dr. Allred will help patients assess their progress at every visit and give the best estimate on how much longer the aligners will be worn. After the teeth are straight, the patient may continue to wear a set of aligners or a retainer for part of the day to ensure the teeth stay in position.
Depending on your dental insurance, some or none of your clear teeth aligners may be covered. Our office will talk with your insurance company to determine your benefits and give you a better estimate of your out-of-pocket costs before you decide to start treatment. For patients who do not have dental insurance or if their insurance will not cover their clear teeth aligners, our office offers financing and several payment options,
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Straighten Up Fast
Clear teeth aligners are a great option for adults and teens to fix teeth that are crowded and poorly spaced, as well as underbites, overbites, and crossbites. With clear, tight-fitting aligners that gently move the teeth into a correct position, patients don't have to worry about the discomfort and unattractiveness of traditional metal orthodontics. Contact Allred Dental to learn more about clear teeth aligners and your options for straighter teeth.