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Spark Aligners

There are many misconceptions about clear aligners or invisible aligners, with many different brands like Spark and Invisalign to choose from. Have you heard that aligners won’t work for your smile transformation? Below we will answer all of this and more!


What Are Spark Aligners?

Spark Clear Aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces that use a system of ultra clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and designed to gently put the correction forces on your teeth to gradually move them into their proper position. As the most experienced aligner provider in the Dakotas, we have over 10 years of experience and thousands of patients treated with clear aligners. We have found that when compared to other aligners, Spark Aligners are preferred by our patients. 

Spark™ Clear Aligners are made with TruGEN™, the latest innovation in clear aligner material. They are more clear, more comfortable, and stain less than other aligner brands. With proper experience, aligners can treat nearly any orthodontic conditions, such as:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps between teeth

Just like other leading aligner brands, Spark™ Clear Aligners use attachments to create a close, secure fit and direct force in the direction custom designed for you by your orthodontist. 

Benefits of Spark Aligners

Spark™ Clear Aligners offer all the great benefits of clear aligner technology with even more advantages such as:

  • Ultra clear material for the ultimate esthetic appearance during treatment
  • Proprietary material that’s highly resistant to staining
  • Specially trimmed and polished edges for increased patient comfort
  • All Spark aligners are BPA, mercury, latex, and phthalate free, making them one of the most hypoallergenic products available.
  • Spark™ Clear Aligners are designed with two times the surface area contact for more effective and efficient tooth movement
  • Our experience is that Spark Aligners allow us to treat patients with a level of efficiency greater than other aligner brands or traditional braces.
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Removable
  • Maintain normal hygiene routine
  • Because the treatment is customized for you from the beginning, many patients are treated in a shorter time with aligners than braces.
  • With virtual visits, interruptions in your life for in-person appointments are minimized. This is especially great for our “long distance” patients.

How Do Spark Aligners Work?

Every orthodontic journey begins with a thorough evaluation at our complimentary consultation. At this visit, you’ll receive photographs, x-rays, and a ultra high resolution digital scan of your teeth. Dr. John will evaluate your x-rays, assess your specific orthodontic requirements and discuss your options for treatment.

Your treatment is fully customized to give you the most optimum result, especially with clear aligners. Because of this ability, many times aligner treatment can be faster than traditional braces. Dr. John will discuss projected treatment time for you at your initial appointment. Many times patients are surprised at treatment time being shorter than what they had anticipated.

During your initial consultation, the scan of your teeth allows Dr. John to create a digital treatment plan that is customized for your specific orthodontic needs and crafted from his many years of experience treating thousands of patients. Once Dr. John approves the treatment plan, the Spark™ aligners are manufactured and you can begin treatment as soon as they are delivered, usually 3-4 weeks after you decide to begin treatment.

You will receive a series of aligners to wear continuously, or at least 22 hours a day. As you switch aligners, your teeth will gradually move into their proper position creating your new, beautiful smile. Spark™ Clear Aligners must be worn precisely as Dr. John prescribes to get the best results possible and this requires a level of dedication that varies from patient to patient. As an example, with younger kids, they may not need “full time wear”  (20-22 hours per day) and someone who has a more complex treatment may need a full 22 hours per day. 

Each Spark aligner is created a little differently, so that each time you switch aligners, your teeth move a little more. For effective and efficient treatment and the best smile results, we recommend wearing your Spark aligners for 20-22 hours a day during the one week period of treatment with each aligner.  Ideally, the only time you should take your aligners out is for eating and brushing.

Why Choose Warford Orthodontics For Your Spark Aligner Treatment

Designed to fit seamlessly into any lifestyle, Spark™ Clear Aligners are a great new alternative in clear aligner treatment options. Combining the advanced technology of Spark™ Clear Aligners with Dr. John’s expert skills and years of experience, we are able to create the big, beautiful smiles Warford Orthodontics has been known for since 1973.

Warford Orthodontics is unique in a couple of ways with regard to Spark Aligners and aligner treatment in general:

Dr. John routinely teaches other orthodontists about best practices for optimizing aligner treatment in their practices as he is the top provider of Spark Aligners in the US. We’re proud of him to have accomplished that level of expertise.

Warford Orthodontics is a top provider of “Dental Monitoring” in the US. “DM” is an app and software system that allows us to remotely monitor your treatment from the comfort of your own home. A quick scan weekly makes sure your treatment “stays on track” and we catch anything not going quite as planned right away instead of waiting 2-3 months for an appointment like we used to do. We will explain this awesome tech at your initial visits.