All About Clear Aligners
Who doesn’t want to have a set of beautiful straight and healthy teeth?
Conventionally, the solution to crooked teeth was Metal Braces. However, not everybody is willing to go through that journey for several reasons. Such as, it doesn’t look good, discomfort or pain, overly frequent dental visits and difficult to main good oral hygiene.
Fortunately, now we all have another option that can overcome all those problems and still get our teeth straighten, the Clear Aligners (or Transparent Braces)!
What is Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners are a series of custom-made plastic trays to move your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Each aligner is fabricated to fit each individual mouth comfortably. They are almost invisible and can be removed easily anytime by yourself.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day to achieve maximum effectiveness. Based on your dentist/orthodontist instructions, each aligner will be worn for 7 to 14 days. Typically, clear aligners treatment can be as short as 2 to 3 months. In more complex cases, it could go up to 2 years plus.
Advantages of Clear Aligners
- Comfort – Compare to metal or ceramic braces, clear aligners are way more comfortable to wear and cause lesser pain and irritation to the teeth, gum and cheeks.
- Hygiene – Clear aligners are removable, so it is easier for you to brush and floss after meals
- Appearance – Clear Aligners are almost 100% invisible, so unless you tell everybody loudly, not many would realize that you are wearing them.
- Visualize Result Before Treatment – With cutting edge technology, you can see how your teeth movement and result before you decide to start the treatment.