Clear Aligners are an Affordable Alternative to Invisalign®
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Boost your confidence with clear aligner therapy near Waukesha & New Berlin
Get the same clear aligner therapy offered by brands like Invisalign® for a fraction of the cost from our dental offices in New Berlin & Waukesha.
Dr. Ross uses the same technology and materials used to make the brand-name clear aligners. Eliminate the middleman and save money by creating your ortho setups right here in our office. Contact us today to learn which options work for you!
High-quality clear aligners for a much lower cost
With teeth aligners sold online and over the counter at retailers like Walmart, people have more options than ever for clear aligners. It can be hard to know what will work best for your teeth. An experienced professional makes all the difference.
Clear Aligners can work with:
- Missing teeth
- Permanent retainers
Ross Dental offers free consultations for all cosmetic dental treatments so you can make the right decision for your smile and budget.
Free Clear Aligner Consultations
At Ross Dental, cosmetic dental treatment consultations are completely free. We’ll do an exam and discuss clear aligner costs and the benefits & answer any questions you may have. After your second consultation, your first set of trays will be ready within two weeks. There is no charge if you decide not to proceed. Ross Dental offers payment plan options so you can get the teeth you’ve been waiting for with affordable monthly payments.
Our Custom Clear Aligners vs. Invisalign®
Clear aligners, custom-made for you at Ross Dental, cost significantly less than Invisalign and other big brand names.
- First, we scan a 3D image of your teeth and digitally transfer the scan to a computer.
- Next, 3D printing is used to create models of your teeth.
- Finally, a pressure thermoforming machine presses the heated plastic around the models for a precise fit.
We use the same technology and safe, FDA-approved materials used by Clear Correct & Invisalign® to create their alignment trays. The only difference is that we do it for hundreds of dollars less.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners apply pressure to gradually move the teeth and reshape the supporting bone. Each tooth is surrounded by a periodontal ligament. This ligament is surrounded by fluid and tiny fibers that connect the teeth to the surrounding bone.
As soon as the aligner is put on, it starts applying pressure to the targeted teeth. After only a few seconds the fluid is expressed from the ligament and the tooth starts moving into position. The ligament is only about a quarter of a millimeter thick, so the tooth can only be adjusted by tiny amounts at a time. The pressure from the aligner compresses blood vessels on one side and dilates them on the other, and after a few days, this stress causes the ligament to produce bone cells called Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts. Osteoclasts break down the bone on the compressed side, meanwhile, Osteoblasts build new bone on the opposite side to prevent the tooth from becoming too loose.
If this process is interrupted for any prolonged length of time, the cells lose their progress and have to start over. That’s why it’s recommended to keep the aligner on for 22 hours a day. If the bone doesn’t get reshaped, the teeth won’t stay straight. Once the bone is rebuilt to its new shape, it’s time to take out the aligners and begin the new set. The length of this process can vary from person to person, taking longer for adults than children or adolescents. Each aligner moves the teeth a little bit further until it reaches the last step of the treatment.
How much do clear aligners cost for Milwaukee-area patients?
Ross Dental makes it easy for you to find affordable, professionally-crafted clear aligners available near your home.
Visit our comfortable, convenient dental offices in New Berlin or Waukesha for a free (and stress-free!) consultation. We straighten smiles throughout the greater Milwaukee area from downtown to Greenfield, Waukesha, Pewaukee and the surrounding cities.
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Bad credit? That's okay. At Ross Dental we know how important your smile is, and we promise to do whatever we can to help you achieve that confident glow. We offer specialized payment plans to get you the dental care you need at a price you can afford.