How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses, you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every aligner change. Aligners are worn for at least 22 hours each day, and you'll receive a new aligner every 7-14 days. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment
with clear aligners:
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
Clear aligners are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate 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.
If you're interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to your orthodontist about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
A clear aligner therapy designed by Dr. Alvetro and fabricated at Alvetro Orthodontics Digital Lab at our Sidney location.
Our onsite lab allows us to provide a convenient and more affordable solution for patients requiring minor to moderate tooth movement.