As an adult with misaligned teeth, the thought of getting braces is probably anxiety-inducing. Wearing metal braces with brightly colored rubber bands isn’t a look many adults feel comfortable with. This is precisely why Cedar Dental offers Clear Aligners to our patients. Dr. Peter Ruggiero knows that his clients want long-lasting results and comfort in their dental procedures, and clear aligners achieve this.

How It Works

On your first visit, we will create a scan of your mouth and craft a custom plan to align your teeth. Dr. Ruggiero will walk you through every step of the process, and with your approval, will order the first set of aligners. Once you receive them, your dentist will make sure they fit properly and will tell you when you need to come back to check in —usually once every several weeks — and get your new set. This will go on for the duration of your treatment. Every new aligner will adjust your teeth slightly. Once your results are achieved, Dr. Ruggiero may recommend a retainer to help maintain the alignment.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

For starters, clear aligners are barely noticeable in your mouth. They are also removable, so you can eat and drink without them, which keeps them clean. If they do become dirty, they are easy to clean. Finally, they are pretty comfortable and you won’t have to worry about them irritating your gums, cheeks, and tongue — unlike braces.

What Can Clear Aligners Solve

  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gap teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

Learn More About Clear Aligners

If you have more questions about receiving our clear aligners, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment today. You can call Cedar Dental today at (319) 364-7108. We also happily welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.