Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces. They work by using gentle pressure to guide and gradually shift teeth into their correct positions, but they do not use metal brackets or wires.
Made of a strong plastic material, the aligners are individually customized to fit each patient’s mouth. Several aligners may be necessary to move the teeth in step-by-step increments until the desired results are achieved.
To achieve maximum effectiveness, it is recommended to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day for one to three weeks, depending on the system, before they are changed. The length of treatment varies depending on the severity of the case.
Clear aligners are the perfect alternative for people who wish to straighten their smile, but do not want to wear fixed braces. They can also be helpful for people who have already had orthodontic treatment, but want to make some minor change to their smile.
Clear aligners have several benefits:
Clear aligner therapy involves a series of clear dental appliances that are individually customized to fit the patient’s teeth shape. At German Dental and Neuromuscular Clinic, our Orthodontists are using Invisalign which is one of the top clear aligner’s brands. Using clear aligners/Invisalign helps improving the patient’s teeth appearance and function by applying gentle consistent pressure. This helps stimulate both osteoclastic and osteoblastic activity around the teeth. Compared with traditional orthodontics, clear aligners offer the same benefits more discreetly and conveniently. Clear aligners can move and correct many types of malocclusion through moving the teeth. However there are still some cases, which can be corrected only with traditional braces or a combination of both systems traditional and aligners.
Patients with light to moderate misalignment can benefit from this treatment, and their bites can be realigned as well.
A series of clear plastic aligner trays is used to gradually move and realign the teeth into their ideal place. The trays need to be worn at least 20 hours a day in order to have this effect.
Since the trays can be easily removed, patients are able to use regular oral hygiene methods, brushing and flossing normally, thus maintaining their oral health and wellness, without having to worry about brackets and wires that can complicate the process.
The INVISALIGN procedure uses removable teeth straightening trays rather than brackets gluing to the teeth with wires. A digital imagery system is used to design and create Invisalign trays, which provides a precise treatment. The Invisalign treatment is an option for those who do not want to conceal themselves behind metal appliances to get a brand-new smile. The Invisalign trays can be removed when needed, allowing people to maintain their quality of life and oral health while comfortably brushing and flossing. The cost of Invisalign is similar to traditional braces, yet is more discreet, due to its “invisible” trays. The Invisalign system is suitable for teens and adults who have a clear understanding of the importance of following their treatment plan. With Invisalign, patients can achieve the smile of their dreams.
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