Clear Aligners

Portage Orthodontist


Clear aligners are a set of clear, removable trays worn over the teeth. These aligners can be taken out to allow you to eat, brush, and floss normally. Clear aligners are comfortable, convenient, and easy to use.

Teeth that are crowded, gapped, or misaligned are more difficult to clean, leading to increased risks of tooth decay and gum disease over time. Crowded and misaligned teeth are also more prone to crack and wear. Straightening with clear aligners can protect against these issues.

Clear aligners provide a non-invasive, aesthetic solution for straightening teeth. If your teeth are crowded, gapped, or misaligned, clear aligners can give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.

First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Jamie Sage. We will determine if you are a good candidate for using clear aligners. A digital scan is used to create a 3D model of your teeth. This model is used to design the steps of your individualized treatment plan. With this model, you can see what your teeth will look like after treatment.

Clear aligners are custom-fabricated for your teeth. About every two to three weeks, you will change to a new, slightly straighter aligner.

Patients using clear aligners experience less pain, discomfort, and mouth sores than those with traditional metal braces. Clear aligners also have a lower risk of plaque buildup during treatment since you can remove them for proper brushing and flossing.

At Sage Orthodontics, we can help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with clear aligners. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jamie Sage, contact our office.