Clear Aligners

Misaligned teeth are not just an aesthetic issue; they can impact your oral health.

The dentists at Gooch Family Dental in Birmingham, AL, offer Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your smile.

Explore the benefits of this orthodontic alternative and learn if it may be right for you.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are an orthodontic alternative that uses aligner trays instead of the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. Over the course of about 12–18 months, the patient uses a series of trays that gently guide their teeth into proper alignment. Our dentists use Invisalign® clear aligners, a trusted treatment that has been straightening smiles for over 25 years.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

There are a variety of reasons why patients at our Birmingham office choose Invisalign instead of braces. Patients who choose this orthodontic treatment benefit from:

Discreet Treatment

Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually undetectable. There are no obvious wires or brackets. 

No Dietary Restrictions

The aligner trays are removable, and are taken out when you eat. This means there are no dietary restrictions as there are with braces. Eat all the foods you love during treatment!

Trusted by Dentists and Orthodontists

Invisalign is trusted by dentists and orthodontists to correct a range of mild to moderate orthodontic concerns and straighten your teeth.

Improved Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to properly brush and floss, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental concerns. By straightening your smile, you can protect your oral health.

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Daniel Holmes

Birmingham, AL


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This was hands down the best dental experience I’ve had in my 30 years.. I drive all the way from Ashville, simply because of the hospitality, professionalism and overall care that I receive!

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Birmingham, AL


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Excellent dentist and support staff. State of the art equipment. I drive from Montgomery because I can’t this level of expertise in Montgomery.

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Wondering if Invisalign Is Right for You? Request a consultation today

Clear aligners are a great treatment option for many patients with orthodontic concerns. However, not everyone is a candidate. Our team of dentists can determine if clear aligners are right for your smile, discuss treatment, and help you make an informed decision about your oral health.

If you have misaligned teeth and want to explore your options, request a consultation at our dental office in Birmingham, AL, by filling out our online form or by calling us at:

(205) 991-9892

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Clear Aligner Treatment Timeline

It is important to remember that the timeline will vary as each patient is unique, and treatment is customized to your individual concerns. 
"Our Birmingham dentists use Invisalign aligners, which are made from smooth, clear, BPA-free plastic."
"Our Birmingham dentists use Invisalign aligners, which are made from smooth, clear, BPA-free plastic."


During your initial consultation at our Birmingham office, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your goals to determine if Invisalign aligners are right for you. 


Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These are sent to a lab in order to craft your custom aligner trays.

Treatment Begins

Once your aligners are ready, you will begin treatment by wearing the first set in the series. This is usually worn for about four weeks before you switch to the next set. These aligners work just like traditional braces and gently guide your teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are worn for 22 hours a day. 


You will visit our Birmingham dental practice every four to six weeks. This allows your dentist to monitor your progress to ensure the best results. 

Treatment Complete

Depending on the severity of your orthodontic concern, treatment can be completed in as soon as 12 months. On average, it takes about 18 months. Once your treatment is complete, you will be given a retainer to wear at night to keep your teeth straight for years to come.

Ready to get started with clear aligner treatment?

Don't I Need  an Orthodontist?


No. While orthodontists specialize in orthodontics, our team of skilled dentists has the skill and education to address your concerns. Gooch Family Dental offers comprehensive dentistry, meaning you can get all the care you need at one location instead of visiting a dentist and an orthodontist separately.

Maintaining Your Aligners

An added benefit to choosing clear aligners over braces is the ease of maintenance. Follow these simple instructions to care for your aligner trays and teeth during treatment. 

Remove to Eat

Your aligners are removable and should be taken out before eating. Be sure to place your clear aligners in a protective case during mealtimes to prevent accidentally damaging or losing them. 

Maintain Oral Hygiene

Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth as normal. After mealtimes, either brush your teeth or rinse thoroughly with water before putting your clear aligners back in.

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Clean Aligners

Clean your aligners by brushing with a soft-bristled brush and a mild soap or non-abrasive toothpaste. Be sure to rinse with cool or warm water, not hot, as hot water can warp your aligners.

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Birmingham, AL


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Hand down the best dentist in town! The care and cleaning is always amazing. My favorite part is they always remember the conversation from your last visit and ask about event or person. It make you feel like family.

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Birmingham, AL


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I came in to get a cleaning and the dental assistant Brianna Giddens was so nice taking off my rubber bands because i have braces and she was so nice putting them back on with no problem she offered me a blanket and water they are awesome ! Highly recommended

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Gooch Family Dental

Gooch Family Dental

Gooch Family Dental is dedicated to providing convenient, comprehensive dentistry to the community in Birmingham, AL. We take advantage of the latest dental technology to streamline treatment, and deliver fast, beautiful results. Our proud affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Birmingham District Dental Society
  • The Alabama Dental Association

You can learn more about our services, and schedule an appointment today by filling out our online form, or by calling (205) 991-9892.

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"I have never received such individual attention and care, from the moment I walked in the door through the entire cleaning and exam. A completely comfortable and satisfying experience. I look forward to having Dr. Gooch's team take care of my dental health for years to come." Amber L.

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