Clear aligner orthodontics is a system of aligner trays that gradually move teeth into their ideal positions by applying pressure to them. This treatment plan typically takes about a year, but the treatment time also depends on the severity of the case.
Aligner trays are made of transparent, thin, hard plastic and straighten your teeth. These aligners are custom-fitted and, unlike braces, they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
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What Are the Advantages of Clear Aligner Orthodontics?
Clear aligner orthodontics offers several advantages, such as:
- These aligners are easy to wear and comfortable.
- They are removable; you can take them out while eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth. You also don't have to give up your favorite foods.
- You can also easily remove the clear aligners for photos or important events.
- Clear aligners help to straighten teeth without brackets and wires.
- They are one of the most discreet orthodontic treatments available.
- Clear aligners are almost invisible when worn, allowing patients to straighten their smiles without feeling self-conscious throughout the treatment.
How Are Clear Aligners Made?
Clear aligners are custom-made for each patient. Before the treatment begins, our dentist will take X-rays and pictures of your teeth. Once the images are uploaded into a 3D computer imaging system, your aligners will be designed.
Will Clear Aligners Work for Me?
Clear aligners are convenient, removable, and can be customized to meet your needs. They also make it easy to keep up with your oral hygiene routine as you can remove and rinse them regularly. However, they are not for everyone. If you have severe misalignment, periodontal disease, or are missing multiple teeth, traditional braces may be a better choice for you. Clear aligners are also ideal for teens and adults who don't want to go through the hassle of metal braces.
If your teeth are healthy but you would like to straighten them, this could be a great option for you. However, it's important to keep in mind that clear aligners are removable. This means that you may need to be diligent about wearing them as prescribed by your dentist.
SureSmile is another orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners. Their custom fit allows the aligners to efficiently move your teeth into their ideal positions. Many patients prefer SureSmile because of the individualized treatment.
The aligners are created using advanced 3D imaging technology - along with the careful assessment of your teeth and bite - to gently move your teeth into the desired positions. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks, then switched out for a new set that will continue to move your teeth into their proper positions.
Please visit our dental practice at 551 E. Plaza Circle STE. C, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, to schedule a consultation with our dentists, call us at (623) 935-1155, or book your appointment online.