Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners
Clear Aligners is what Orthodontists call them. Consumers usually call them as “Invisalign” (“Invisalign” is a brand name which has become so popular that most of us use this brand name)
Clear Aligners are one of the best examples for the advancement of technology in the field of dentistry. It is usually used by orthodontists to move teeth and align jaws to create and beautiful and healthy smile
Let us first understand as How Aligners Work
Clear Aligners like traditional braces, are designed to move teeth a little at a time. Before your dentist starts your treatment he will follow some protocols and take diagnostic records including x-rays, photographs, and impressions or digital scans of the teeth. The above reports will help your dentist to arrive at a conclusion and then he works with the Aligners software to design your treatment protocol and shape your smile. He will design your treatment as which tooth moves where, and in what order and thus guiding teeth into healthy position.
Moving teeth is a complex biological process and it involves lots of supervision from an Orthodontist
By using patient initial impression (diagnosis test) a series of plastic aligners are created. These aligners are plastic replica of the teeth. One a patient wear the aligners it puts gentle pressure on the teeth, ever-so-slightly repositioning them.
Usually each set can be used for a week or two before using the next set. Over a period of time, as planned by orthodontist teeth reaches the ideal place. Total number of aligners depends on the requirement of individual patient. Usually it is recommended to use the aligners for 22 hour or as suggest by orthodontist.
Pros and Cons of Clear Aligners
Let’s us understand some advantages and disadvantages of using Clear Aligners
Advantages of Clear Aligners:
Comfort: Aligners are more comfortable to wear
More Attractive: They look more attractive because of it is not visible . Most of the time people will not come to know that you are wearing them
Convenience: It is very convenient to use aligners as compare to metal substances
Can be Removed: this is one of the most important feature of Clear aligner as it can be remove as on when require. For example while eating it can be removed or even during brushing your teeth and flossing
Minimal Maintenance: They require minimal maintenance.
Disadvantages of Clear Aligners:
Expensive: Its quite expensive and this male it as one of the biggest cons of aligners.
Required to Wear Them 22 Hours per Day: We need to wear it for 22 hours per day.
Tooth Discomfort: For the first set it may cause some discomfort.
Are Clear Aligners Right for Me?
This is an important question to your orthodontist. Dentist will do a proper examination and diagnosis and based on the report he can suggest.
When it come for orthodontic treatment it is very important to select or choose a right orthodontist and make sure that you have selected a specialist orthodontist, an expert in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics who possesses the skills and experience to give you your best smile. Find an Orthodontist at sunshinedental.co.in.