OrthoFX™ Clear aligners

Are you exploring clear aligner treatment? Learn more about OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners offered at Smile Design Studio of Hyde Park!

Smile Design Studio of Hyde Park is partnering with OrthoFXTM to offer you invisible, painless, hassle-free teeth straightening treatment.

If you decide to move ahead with treatment, you’ll start receiving clear, custom-made orthodontic aligners from OrthoFX™ shipped to our dental office. Each week you’ll put in a new set of aligners designed to gradually move your teeth into place. Unlike traditional braces, OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed at will so you can eat, drink, and brush your teeth with comfort.

As your treatment advances, you’ll be able to use intelligent monitoring software provided by OrthoFX™ to track your progress remotely. That means fewer trips to the orthodontist’s office. Each week, you’ll get the satisfaction of watching your smile improve. Your optimal tooth spacing will enhance chewing function and help you brush and floss more easily so you’ll have healthier teeth and gums for the long-term.

How do OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners Work?

OrthoFX clear aligners are a convenient alternative to traditional braces. They’re removable, almost transparent, and made using a special 3-layer proprietary polymer that’s more efficient and more comfortable than metal.

Using 3D scanning technology, the doctors at Smile Design Studio of Hyde Park will create a personalized aligner system that gently moves your teeth into position stage-by-stage. Made from a next-generation polymer, FXTetra™, the clear aligner fits over your teeth like a glove, applying gentle pressure on each tooth to gradually straighten them over time. The aligners are shipped to your doctor’s office and you’ll switch out your old aligner with a new one each week.

Every treatment plan also includes a retainer to help make sure your teeth stay in place after you’ve completed your treatment. The retainers are made from a special FXTetra Bright polymer that gives your teeth a natural white color without the use of harsh chemicals.

OrthoFXTM teeth aligners are:

  • Comfortable – Made with 3 layers, each aligner has a central elastomeric layer for added comfort
  • Stain Resistant – The strong external polyester layer resists stains
  • Invisible – The aligner’s ISO refractive surface makes them very hard to spot.

What Conditions Benefit from Orthodontic Aligner Treatment?


Most people have a slight overbite. But when your front upper teeth significantly cover your lower teeth, you’re at higher risk for injury, pain while chewing, and speech problems.


An underbite can cause problems with chewing and digestion and increased wear and tear on your front teeth.


A crossbite isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Misaligned teeth can cause pain and increase the likelihood of tooth decay.

Gap Teeth

Gap teeth can cause pockets to form between the teeth and gums where food gets stuck. This causes sore and tender gums and even leads to gum disease.

Open Bite

An open bite can cause problems chewing, increased wear and tear onback teeth, and speech problems.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth are difficult to brush and floss. Plaque accumulation in inaccessible areas can cause tooth decay, bleeding gums, or bone loss.

Introducing OrthoFX NiTime

High performance aligners made to fit effortlessly into your lifestyle.

Tetra Aligners. Available only from OrthoFX

Aligners made to fit with maximum comfort, so you can cease the day!

Get Started with OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners


How long does it take?

OrthoFX clear aligner treatment is unique to every patient. You will be seen by a dental specialist for your consultation which will be an in-depth overview of your bite and tooth alignment. Both of these factors play a role in determining treatment length.

Does it hurt?

With any form of orthodontic treatment, you can expect some discomfort. However, OrthoFX aligners are the only orthodontic appliance designed for maximum comfort!

Should I get OrthoFXTM Clear Aligners or braces?

OrthoFX Clear Aligners are a wonderful choice if you want the flexibility and freedom to eat and drink without restrictions. The NiTime Aligners give you maximum freedom during the day.

What makes OrthoFXTM Clear Aligners different?

OrthoFX Clear Aligners are the world's first hyper-elastic aligners -This means they’re designed with pockets of air between the plastics which allow for efficient tooth movement and minimal pain. Other standard clear aligners are more stiff causing much more discomfort.