Clear aligners, or “invisible braces,” are an alternative to traditional metal braces. They are a series of custom-made, removable mouth trays that sit over the teeth. These trays are worn at least 22 hours a day, except for when eating and brushing.
What Can Clear Aligners Fix?
Clear aligners can fix a wide range of orthodontic issues - mild to moderate levels of overbites, underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, open bites, crowded teeth, and overall crookedness of the teeth.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic. They are custom-made based on molds of your teeth, and they are removable. They fit snugly over your teeth, and you wear one aligner at a time, switching them to the next set of aligners after about two weeks.
The clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into place. Each aligner works with your natural teeth, gently moving them into the right position. The aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, which tightens your periodontal ligaments and stimulates bone growth in the underlying tooth socket.
Clear aligners are a popular option for patients who want orthodontic treatment without braces. They are discreet, comfortable, and removable. They are also a great option for patients with dental issues such as snaggle teeth or teeth that are crowded or too far apart.
Clear aligners are versatile. We can use them for a variety of dental issues. However, they are not a replacement for braces. Patients who need extensive orthodontic treatment are better served with traditional braces.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are removable trays that are designed to straighten teeth over time. The aligners are made of thin, invisible plastic.
Clear aligners are a popular orthodontic option because they are discreet and removable. Many patients appreciate the convenience and flexibility that clear aligners provide.
Its major benefits include the following:
- Clear aligners are removable. They can be taken out for eating and daily cleaning.
- Clear aligners are invisible. Your friends and family won’t even know you’re improving your smile.
- Clear aligners are comfortable. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners will not irritate your gums or cheeks.
- Clear aligners are affordable. Clear aligners are less expensive than braces, making them a great option for improving your smile.
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