Clear aligners are a great alternative to conventional braces since they employ a series of transparent, removable trays to gradually move teeth into their ideal positions. Because they are constructed specifically for each individual patient, the aligners that come with Invisalign may be worn throughout the duration of treatment. Be sure to ask if clear aligners are for you!
HOW DO CLEAR ALIGNERS WORK?
The progressive force employed by transparent aligners to regulate tooth movement does not need any metal wires or brackets, which is a big advantage. The aligners are custom-made for your mouth out of a sturdy plastic material. As your treatment proceeds, you switch to new aligners. Each new aligner is somewhat different from the previous one since your teeth move a little bit more each time.
Every two to three weeks, you’ll get a new aligner that must be worn for at least 20 hours a day. Treatment might take anywhere from six months to two years for someone with a severe case, depending on the severity.
ADVANTAGES OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITH CLEAR ALIGNERS:
The use of clear aligners is a fantastic option for patients who want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear braces, or for patients who have undergone treatment in the past and just need small adjustments to their smiles now. With transparent aligners, there are several benefits to orthodontic treatment including:
- Clear aligners are easier to keep clean.
- Clear aligners are comfortable against your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easier for you to brush and floss after meals.