About Clear Aligners

At East Texas Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier orthodontic solutions tailored to meet the needs and goals of our patients. Recognizing the growing demand for discreet, efficient, and comfortable orthodontic treatment, we are thrilled to offer a comprehensive range of clear aligners, including 3M aligners, uLab aligners, and Invisalign. Each of these options is designed to deliver not just aesthetically pleasing results but also a smooth and convenient treatment experience.

3M Aligners

3M aligners are celebrated for their precision fit and exceptional comfort. Utilizing advanced material science, these aligners provide an optimal balance between controlled tooth movement and patient comfort. 3M aligners are suitable for treating a wide array of dental misalignments, ensuring that your path to a straighter smile is as effective as it is comfortable.

uLab Aligners

uLab aligners stand out for their rapid treatment planning and highly customizable approach. Leveraging cutting-edge digital technology, uLab aligners are designed based on a detailed 3D model of your mouth, ensuring a perfect fit and efficient tooth movement. The advanced software allows for quick adjustments, making uLab aligners a flexible and convenient option for those looking to achieve their ideal smile with minimal disruption to their daily life.


Invisalign, a pioneer in clear aligner therapy, offers a versatile and widely trusted solution for straightening teeth. Known for its innovative SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners ensure a snug fit and effective force application for moving teeth gently and predictably. With a track record of successfully treating millions of smiles worldwide, Invisalign remains a popular choice for patients seeking a proven solution to their orthodontic needs.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Personalized Treatment Plans — Our experienced orthodontists conduct thorough assessments to determine the most suitable clear aligner system for your specific needs, ensuring a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your lifestyle and goals.
  • Advanced Technology — We utilize the latest in orthodontic technology to plan and monitor your treatment, guaranteeing precise outcomes and a streamlined process from start to finish.
  • Comfort and Aesthetics — Clear aligners offer the dual benefit of being virtually invisible and removable, allowing you to maintain your aesthetic preferences and oral hygiene practices with ease during treatment.
  • Expert Guidance — Throughout your treatment, our team at East Texas Orthodontics provides continuous support and guidance, ensuring that your journey to a straighter smile is a positive and rewarding experience.

Choosing the right orthodontic solution is a crucial step toward achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. At East Texas Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to offering the finest in clear aligner treatment through our selection of advanced aligners. With our commitment to quality care, advanced technology, and patient satisfaction, we invite you to discover the path to a beautiful, healthy smile with us.

Clear Aligners For Kids

Children as young as six or seven years old can begin treatment with clear aligners! Our aligners are kid-friendly and are a great way to avoid the discomfort of conventional braces. They’re more convenient for parents, too. Instead of needing to bring your child in for routine adjustments, they only have to come in for short follow-ups and new trays.

Dr. Brown and Dr. Borth are experts at treatment with aligners with over a decade of experience helping children achieve a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. We use the latest technology and advancements in clear aligner treatment to help children at every age achieve a straight, healthy grin.

Is My Child a Candidate for Aligners?

Based on the American Academy of Orthodontics standards, children should have a full exam from an orthodontist by the time they’re seven years old. During this early treatment period, we can help determine what type of corrective treatments your child may benefit from.

Although it may be more convenient, clear aligners for kids is not a complete alternative to traditional braces. Generally, aligners are great for kids who have an underbite, overbite, or teeth crowding, but it may not be suitable for those with a crossbite or open bite. It’s important for parents to consider their child’s personal level of responsibility. Some little ones aren’t ready for the job of taking care of aligners. They may take them out frequently or lose them, which could make traditional braces a better option.

We encourage you to reach out to us and request a complimentary consultation! We would be happy to discuss your child’s options and see if aligners are the best option.

Clear Aligners For Teens

There is no exact age for teenagers to start treatment. Although it’s recommended to have an orthodontist take a look at your teeth when you’re around age seven, you can still begin treatment at any age and get a beautiful smile.

Getting treatment as a teenager can help you avoid problems with your oral health later in life. You can avoid issues with plaque build-up, tooth decay, and even an increased risk of cavities. Clear aligners as a teen can also help prevent crowding, which causes your teeth to be too close together and makes it difficult to keep them clean.

By using aligners during your teenage years, you can also potentially avoid problems with your teeth and jaw that would need more involved treatment to correct later in life.

What Makes Clear Aligners for Teens Different?

Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners for teens don’t require any adjustments, and you don’t have to avoid any food during treatment. Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Aligners also don’t pinch your gums or cheeks like braces can, and it doesn’t require adjustments to tighten, either. Instead, you come to our office every four to six weeks for a check-up and pick up your next set of trays. It’s really that easy!

Clear Aligners For Adults

What does your dream smile look like? You may think that it’s too hard to achieve, and the thought of wearing cumbersome braces could dissuade you from reaching out to an orthodontist for treatment. It doesn’t have to — braces are not always necessary to straighten teeth, thanks to clear aligners.

We provide custom-fitted aligners that are made to correct your bite without the need for braces. Instead of having to deal with adjustments, you can simply stop by to replace your trays and check in with your orthodontist every few weeks.

Care That Fits Your Lifestyle

Clear aligner treatment in East Texas is great for busy adults who don’t have time to fit traditional braces treatment into their daily lives. While it may not be suitable for more severe cases or certain types of misalignment, aligners are a great treatment option for many patients.

We know you have a lot on your plate, and the last thing you want to worry about is keeping your brackets clean or replacing your braces’ rubber bands. That’s why you may turn to clear aligners. This smooth, clear treatment doesn’t need headgear or any other equipment to work.

With trays custom-made in-house, you can count on us to provide easy, convenient treatment that fits into your busy schedule. The best part is that treatment with aligners can even straighten your teeth up to 50% faster than traditional braces!

Say Goodbye to Messy Impressions

The days of messy molds are long gone. Today, we take digital impressions of your teeth and create the perfect trays for your needs. By using the advanced iTero scanner, we can create 3D digital scans of your mouth that help us create the perfect trays directly in our office.

Please contact us at East Texas Orthodontics today if you have any questions about our clear aligner treatment in East Texas! You can also request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brown or Dr. Borth to personally discuss your future treatment.

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