Clear Braces – Aligners

A smiling woman wearing clear braces

Invisalign & ClearCorrect

Let’s start with two useful observations:

  1. Having straight teeth is healthy.
  2. You do not need to have bulky wires and biweekly trips to an orthodontist to get straight teeth.

There are many benefits for having straight teeth including better chewing to help your digestive system, better natural cleansing of your mouth as less bacteria get trapped between your teeth, better and more frequent smile, and reduced risk of cavity and other dental problems.

Align Technologies pioneered the use of clear braces and their product, known as Invisalign is the most widely used clear braces.  You may learn more about their product by visiting  There are other manufacturers such as ClearCorrect and you may learn more about their product by visiting

Regardless of the product, Dr. Derakshani examines your teeth and the way they come together to make the diagnosis and, if indicated, design a treatment using clear braces or aligners.

General facts about Clear Aligners

  • Aligners are a series of clear, removal and straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
  • Aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Derakshani‘s expertise in diagnosis and design along with a 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the manufacturers.
  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.  This is essential.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Derakshani has prescribed.
  • You’ll visit Dr. Derakshani about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
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Dr. Derakshani is your top-rated Dentist in Huntington Beach

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