About Clear Aligners

3M Aligners

At Factoria Orthodontics, we offer more than just Invisalign. We also provide 3M clear aligners, a stellar choice for those looking for discreet orthodontic treatment. Like Invisalign, these aligners are made from transparent, medical-grade plastic that offers a virtually invisible look, allowing you to smile confidently throughout your treatment. 3M aligners leverage advanced technology to provide a snug fit and optimal comfort. Just like Invisalign, these aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, and Dr. Adam carefully plans your tooth movements for maximum efficiency.

uLab Aligners

Another aligner option is uLab aligners, offering a custom-tailored approach to straightening teeth through a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners. Developed with cutting-edge digital mapping technology, each aligner is precisely calibrated to fit your teeth at every stage of the treatment, ensuring a comfortable fit and effective movement toward your desired alignment.


Invisalign paved the way for aligners in orthodontic treatment. The aligners are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a comfortable fit and effective treatment. Dr. Adam, our skilled orthodontist, will create a personalized treatment plan for you that outlines the movements of your teeth and the expected duration of your treatment.

The Invisalign treatment process is quite simple. First, we take digital scans of your teeth using our state-of-the-art iTero scanner, which eliminates the need for messy traditional impressions. Then, Dr. Adam will use these scans to create a 3D model of your teeth on a computer. This allows him to plan the precise movements of your teeth and design a series of custom aligners for you.

Benefits Of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, whether it’s 3M aligners, uLab aligners, or Invisalign, clear aligners have revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a multitude of advantages over traditional braces.

  • Nearly Invisible — The clear material of aligners renders them almost invisible. This allows you to feel more confident about your appearance during treatment, making them especially attractive to adults and teens who may feel self-conscious about traditional braces.
  • Removable — Clear aligners can be easily taken in and out. This means you can eat and drink whatever you want during your treatment, without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces. It also means you can brush and floss normally, promoting better oral hygiene and reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum problems during treatment.
  • Comfort — Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, which makes them more comfortable than traditional braces. There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, leading to a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
  • Convenient — Clear aligners require fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to traditional braces. This makes them a more convenient option for busy individuals and families. Furthermore, the treatment duration is often shorter with clear aligners, so you can achieve your dream smile more quickly.
  • Effective — Despite their seemingly delicate appearance, clear aligners are highly effective at treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, from simple to complex. This means you can trust that you’re investing in a solution that will give you the results you want.

Choosing clear aligners is not just about achieving a beautiful smile. It is also about investing in a solution that prioritizes your comfort and convenience, fitting seamlessly into your lifestyle while delivering effective results.

Clear Aligners For Kids

As parents, we want our kids to have the best of everything — including their dental health. That’s why when it comes to orthodontic treatment, we are always looking for the most effective and convenient solution. And with the advancement in technology, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option. For some children, clear aligners may be an excellent option for a more flexible treatment.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment refers to dental intervention that takes place while a child still has a mixture of baby teeth and permanent teeth present. This early treatment can start as young as age 6 or 7 and is recommended by orthodontists to address any developing issues with a child’s bite, jaw growth, and tooth positioning. By starting treatment at an early age, Dr. Adam can guide the growth of the jaw and create more space for permanent teeth to come in.

Why Are Clear Aligners An Excellent Option For Kids?

There are many benefits of choosing clear aligners for your child’s orthodontic treatment. Here are just a few:

  • Removable — Unlike traditional braces, aligners can be removed by your child when eating, brushing, and flossing. This means no food restrictions or difficulties with oral hygiene.
  • Virtually Invisible — Children can be self-conscious, and having a mouth full of metal braces may affect their confidence. Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a more appealing option for kids.
  • Comfortable — The smooth plastic material used for aligners is gentle on the gums and cheeks, unlike the wires and brackets of traditional braces that can cause irritation and discomfort.
  • Fewer Appointments — Treatment with clear aligners requires fewer in-person appointments compared to traditional braces, making it more convenient for busy parents and kids alike.

Not only are aligners effective in addressing common dental issues, but they also provide a convenient and enjoyable experience for both children and parents. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your child, be sure to ask your Dr. Adam or our team about clear aligners!

Clear Aligners For Teens

Creating the same exciting results as traditional braces, clear aligners are used to straighten teeth and correct various dental issues. However, unlike metal braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating and oral hygiene. Dr. Adam at Factoria Orthodontics is proud to offer this innovative treatment option for teens who want a straighter smile without the hassle and appearance of traditional braces.

Why Teens Love Aligners

As teenagers, we all know how important it is to look and feel our best. With clear aligners, you can achieve a confident smile without feeling self-conscious about metal braces. These aligners are made from smooth, comfortable plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and lips like traditional braces can. Plus, there are no wires or brackets to worry about, making them a hassle-free option for busy teens.

In addition to their discreet appearance and easy removal, some aligners have a few unique features that make them ideal for teenagers. First, they may have compliance indicators that fade over time to let you know if the aligners are being worn as directed. This helps keep treatment on track and ensures optimal results. Second, some aligner plans offer replacement aligners in case any get lost or broken — a common occurrence for active teens. Finally, aligners can also accommodate erupting teeth, making it a great option for younger teens whose permanent teeth may still be coming in.

Treatment Process

The journey to a confident smile begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Adam at Factoria Orthodontics. During this visit, a comprehensive examination of your oral health will be conducted, and your specific orthodontic needs will be assessed. If clear aligners are deemed the right treatment for you, a precise digital scan will be taken of your teeth to create your personalized treatment plan. Using state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, Dr. Adam can even show you a sneak peek of your new smile before the treatment begins!

Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 20-22 hours a day and taken out only for eating, brushing, and flossing. Each week, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners that will gradually and gently shift your teeth into their ideal positions.

One of the advantages of choosing treatment with aligners is that it requires fewer office visits than traditional braces, making it a convenient choice for busy teens and parents. You’ll only need to visit Dr. Adam approximately every 6-8 weeks to assess the progress of your treatment.

Before you know it, your treatment will be finished, and you’ll be ready to show off your stunning, straight smile to the world! Remember, the key to long-lasting results is diligent use of your retainers to maintain your newly straightened teeth. But don’t worry, even the retainers are clear and discreet, ensuring your smile stays looking great.

Clear Aligners For Adults

Age doesn’t dictate our ability to change, grow, and shine in a new light. This holds true for your smile as well! It’s never too late to achieve your best smile, and that’s where we come in.

We offer options for clear aligner systems that gradually correct misaligned teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. This discreet and comfortable alternative to braces is gaining popularity among adults for many reasons.

Comfortable & Discreet

One of the main reasons why aligners are an excellent treatment option for adults is because of their comfort and discreetness. The aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that fits over your teeth like a second skin. Gone are the days of metal wires poking your cheeks or brackets cutting your lips. Plus, the clear aligners are virtually invisible, making it almost impossible for anyone to notice that you’re wearing them.

Fits Seamlessly With Your Lifestyle

As adults, we have busy lives that often revolve around work, social events, and family commitments. With aligners, there’s no need to worry about food restrictions or regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments. Your aligners can be removed when eating and drinking, allowing you to continue enjoying all your favorite foods without any restrictions. And with only occasional visits to your orthodontist, you can continue living your life without any disruptions.

No Age Limit For A Perfect Smile

Many adults shy away from getting braces because they think it’s too late to fix their smile. But the truth is, there’s no age limit when it comes to achieving a perfect smile. Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, or even 60s, you can still benefit from treatment and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

We often focus so much on taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. But it’s never too late to prioritize your own well-being, including your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Clear aligners for adults not only help straighten your teeth but also promote better overall oral hygiene.

So, request a free consultation with our team and take the first step towards achieving your best smile. After all, it’s never too late to invest in yourself and boost your confidence with a beautiful, healthy smile!