St. Louis Clear Aligners

Clearly Creating Smiles

If you’re like a lot of our St. Louis patients, you’re interested in fixing your smile, but the thought of traditional braces doesn’t really work for you.

Luckily, Dougherty Orthodontics is proud to provide custom clear aligners, so you can smile big without the hassle of braces.

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Let's Talk About Clarity

At Dougherty Orthodontics, we believe in giving you the smile you've always dreamed of — and treatment options that fit your lifestyle.

That’s why we offer 3M Clarity Advanced clear aligners for a more comfortable, low-profile path on your smile journey.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are custom-made, removable trays that gradually shift your teeth into the perfect spot. They are made from a clear, smooth plastic material that fits snugly over your teeth.

These aligners are nearly invisible, so you can confidently smile throughout your treatment without feeling self-conscious.

3M Clarity Aligners

At Dougherty Orthodontics, we offer 3M Clarity Advanced clear aligners for a more precise, efficient way to perfect your smile.

Using 3M's advanced digital technology, Dr. Dougherty customizes your Clarity Advanced aligners to fit your unique smile needs.

With their crystal-clear appearance and smooth surface, these aligners provide a smooth, discreet path for your smile journey.

How Clear Aligners Work

Clear aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth, guiding them into their proper alignment over time. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, Dr. Dougherty will create a digital treatment plan that maps out the movements of your teeth all the way to your dream smile.

Once your custom aligners are ready, you’ll wear each set 20 – 22 hours a day. As you progress through the series of aligners, you will notice your teeth shifting closer to their ideal positions.

Regular check-ups with Dr. Dougherty will keep your treatment on track.

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What Orthodontic Issues Do Clear Aligners Address?

Clear aligners are perfect for a wide range of orthodontic issues. Whether you have crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a misaligned bite, clear aligners can help address these concerns.

Here are some common orthodontic issues that clear aligners can treat:

  • Crowding: Clear aligners gently shift crowded teeth into their correct positions, creating a harmonious and attractive smile.
  • Gaps: By applying controlled pressure, clear aligners can close gaps between teeth, giving you a more even and aligned smile.
  • Overbite: Clear aligners can help correct an overbite by gradually repositioning the upper and lower teeth, improving both function and appearance.
  • Underbite: If you have an underbite, clear aligners can help bring the lower teeth into proper alignment with the upper teeth, promoting a healthier bite.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Choosing clear aligners from Dougherty Orthodontics comes with a bunch of benefits. Check out these awesome advantages of 3M Clarity clear aligners:


Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable. This means you can take them out while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. Enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions, and maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment.


Clear aligners are nearly invisible, so you can straighten your teeth discreetly.  Go about your daily life without feeling self-conscious about your orthodontic treatment.


With clear aligners, you'll have fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to traditional braces. You'll receive several sets of aligners at once, allowing you to change them at home according to your treatment plan. This means fewer interruptions to your busy schedule.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Clear aligners make it easy to maintain proper oral hygiene. Since they’re removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, without any obstructions. Keeping your teeth and gums clean throughout your treatment is essential for a healthy smile.

Predictable Results

Dr. Dougherty uses advanced technology to create a precise treatment plan for you. With clear aligners, you can visualize the predicted outcome of your treatment before you even begin. This gives you peace of mind and confidence in the final result.


Clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, eliminating the uncomfortable wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. The smooth surface of clear aligners ensures a comfortable fit that won't irritate your gums or cheeks.

Are Clear Aligners
Right for Me?

Clear aligners are an excellent choice if you want a less visible treatment option to get the smile you’ve always wanted. While clear aligners can work to straighten most smiles, you’ll want to consider the following factors:

  • Your smile’s unique needs: Clear aligners are often best for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. They may not be recommended for complex cases or certain bite problems. Dr. Dougherty will work with you to see if they’re the best choice.
  • Your commitment to treatment: Commitment and compliance are crucial for successful clear aligner treatment. You must wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time each day and switch to the next set as instructed. Regular check-ups with Dr. Dougherty will ensure that your treatment progresses as planned.

Consult with Dr. Dougherty and our team of experts at Dougherty Orthodontics to see if clear aligners are the right option for you. During your initial consultation, we’ll assess your smile and discuss your goals and preferences.

Transform Your Smile with Clear Aligners from Dougherty Orthodontics

Ready to see the smile you've always wanted? Say goodbye to traditional braces and embrace the comfort and convenience of clear aligners.

At Dougherty Orthodontics, we’re committed to the highest quality care and exceptional results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step on your journey toward a straighter, more confident smile.