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Which Clear Aligners are Best?

Thursday, 10 March, 2022
Reveal® Clear aligners patient with dentist

A straight, healthy smile is more than just your best feature—it may also be your most important. Proper alignment, or occlusion, of your teeth and jaws is critical to the long-term functioning of your teeth, jaws, and mouth, as well as to your overall health. Misaligned teeth and jaws can lead to problems like uneven wear on the teeth, tooth damage like broken or fractured teeth, an increased risk of cavities and gum disease, and excessive tension or strain on the neck and facial muscles.

Clear aligners can help move improperly aligned teeth into a healthier position. Correcting severe misalignment or bite irregularities can not only improve the aesthetic and function of a person’s smile, but it can also improve their self-confidence, their health, and their quality of life.

Even if you’ve had orthodontic treatment in the past, your teeth can still shift out of alignment over time. Nearly 1 in 4 adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, and thanks to treatment advancements like clear aligners, they’re getting the care they need. Adults now account for approximately 30% of all new orthodontic cases in the U.S., and 87% of them are receiving treatment with clear aligners.

Choosing the Clear Aligner that’s Best for You

Clear aligners aren’t new technology—they were introduced in the 1990s—but their use jumped more than 60% between 2019 and 2021. Innovative materials, increased competition, and increased consumer awareness have all helped make aligners more effective, more affordable, and more accessible.

However, despite their growing ubiquity, not all clear aligners are equal. Clear aligners are available from a plethora of providers, including online options, and performance can vary greatly by brand. Online retailers have become especially popular as more people seek at-home or “DIY” clear aligner treatment. These retailers promise one-size-fits-all solutions for primarily mild to moderate alignment issues and at highly competitive prices—between $2,000 and $2,500, on average—but most do not offer the benefit of in-person supervision from an orthodontic or dental professional.

The problem with at-home or DIY aligner treatment is that not only is realigning teeth highly individualized—what works for one smile may not be right or even safe for another—it is best done by a trained professional who can monitor progress and make adjustments when necessary.

On the flip side, while in-person clear aligner brands provide the one-on-one care with a doctor you need for safe, effective treatment, some providers can charge upwards of $5000 for treatment.

Reveal Aligners: A Clear Choice

Reveal clear aligners offer all the benefits of high-quality, doctor-directed clear aligner treatment at affordable prices comparable to online retailers, so you can have the best of both worlds. As a certified Reveal provider, Monarch Dental offers professional in-person clear aligner treatment for patients of all ages. In addition to competitive costs and safe, predictable results, Reveal clear aligners also boast unmatched advantages such as:Reveal Clear Aligners versus other brands

Improved comfort. Reveal clear aligners feature an innovative design with smooth, scalloped edges that won’t irritate your gums, cheeks, or tongue like the aligners from other brands. Reveal’s design also helps minimize any effect the aligner may have on your speech.

Shorter treatment. Although the duration of clear aligner treatment varies by patient—typically between 6 and 12 months—Reveal’s patented ClearWear® material and improved design optimize the force level of the aligners for faster, better, and more effective results. Reveal also offers three levels of treatment—Standard, Lite, and Express—that help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile even sooner.

Real clarity. Even when clean, some clear aligners still have a cloudy or filmy appearance that makes them anything but clear. Reveal aligners are made of a BPA- and phthalate-free plastic that is resistant to stains, easy to clean, and dramatically clearer than other aligners.

Better design. Thanks to a unique manufacturing process and ClearWear® material, Reveal’s clear aligners provide a more secure, customized fit that improves the fit of the aligners and maximizes force level. This all but eliminates the need for attachments other aligner brands may require. Attachments are tooth-colored buttons that are temporarily cemented to the teeth to accelerate treatment, but Reveal’s strategic design helps deliver the same benefit without them.

Be Confident in Your Clear Aligner Treatment at Monarch Dental

Choosing a clear aligner provider doesn’t have to be confusing. At Monarch Dental, we’ve tried out and tested all the major aligner brands, and for us, the choice is clear: Reveal clear aligners deliver a better, faster, and more comfortable experience for patients while still providing the safety and precision of working with a qualified dental professional. And, with treatment options as low as $96/month, flexible financing, and the first set of aligners free, Monarch Dental makes it affordable for you to get the care and the confidence you deserve with a healthy smile.

At Monarch Dental, we’re passionate about providing exceptional dental care for patients of all ages and at all stages of life. Our comprehensive care offerings ensure you’ll receive all the quality services you need—from routine cleanings and exams to emergency care and orthodontic treatment—all under one convenient, family-friendly roof. Our retail locations, extended hours, and super-easy scheduling help make sure you get in, get out, and get on with your day. We accept most PPO and HMO insurance plans, as well as state insurances and CareCredit, and we’re always accepting new patients.

If you’re ready to finally get the smile you’ve been dreaming of, call Monarch Dental today and schedule a complimentary initial consultation today with one of our experienced Reveal clear aligner providers.