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what is clear aligner therapy?

Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic treatment in which clear alignment trays gradually move your teeth into the desired position. It involves professional supervision every step of the way. This allows your dentist to monitor your progress and make adjustments along the way.

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benefits of Clear aligners


Clear aligners do away with the unsightly metal brackets and wires used in traditional orthodontics. Invisalign and SureSmile are made of transparent plastic that won't disrupt your facial esthetics.

We consider oral health part of overall health and utilize only the best biocompatible materials and minimally invasive techniques.


Perhaps the biggest advantage of using clear aligners is that you don't have to deal with the discomfort of traditional braces because they're removable. You can switch trays out every few weeks and brush, floss, and eat all your favorite foods without hassle.

We consider oral health part of overall health and utilize only the best biocompatible materials and minimally invasive techniques.

fast results

Clear aligners can often move teeth faster than other methods. Some people may see results within just six months, depending on their misalignment.

We consider oral health part of overall health and utilize only the best biocompatible materials and minimally invasive techniques.

the clear aligner process


initial ASSESSMENT & scans

When you visit Moonlight Beach Dental for a clear aligner treatment, Dr. Nicole Vane will assess the condition of your teeth and gums with a comprehensive evaluation and scans of your mouth. With this information, Dr. Vane will determine if this treatment is the most suitable option for you.


creating your aligners

Dr. Vane will create custom clear aligners to fit your mouth perfectly. This ensures maximum comfort when you wear them.


pick up & start to wear

After the clear aligners are prepared, you can pick them up and wear them immediately.


REGULAR check-ups & new aligners

It is important to schedule regular checkups to track progress throughout the process. With each checkup comes a new set of aligners that should bring you one step closer to achieving straighter teeth!


Our priority is to keep you informed, every step of the way. Here are a few questions that our patients frequently ask.

How do clear aligners differ from traditional braces?

Clear aligners are a modern innovation on traditional orthodontic treatment. Instead of metal braces, the aligners are made of clear plastic designed to fit snugly over the teeth and gradually shift them into place over time. The aligners can be removed for cleaning or eating and are nearly invisible when worn, meaning you won't feel self-conscious about your smile.

How long does it take to straighten teeth?

Depending on your individual needs and the severity of your case, it could take anywhere from six months to two years  to complete treatment. Dr. Nicole Vane will give you more specific information after assessing your situation.

What happens after treatment is complete?

Once your teeth have shifted into place using clear aligner therapy, Dr. Vane will provide a custom retainer that you must wear at night to keep your newly straightened teeth in place. This retainer helps keep the teeth in their desired position while preventing any relapse or shifting of the teeth once treatment is completed.

Contact Moonlight Beach Dental for Clear Aligner Therapy in Encinitas, Ca

Look no further if you want clear aligner therapy in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Nicole Vane and the team at Moonlight Beach Dental will help you get the smile you've always wanted. With years of experience in comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry, she can provide personalized treatment plans for your clear aligner therapy needs. Contact us today for information on how we can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve!

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