Clear aligners are the modern-day solution to a malocclusion. They are made from clear, dental-grade plastic material that is entirely transparent. Their removable nature allows the patient to take them off and put them on as and when required. Patients who wish to keep their orthodontic treatment discreet can especially benefit from clear aligners.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are made from dental-grade plastic material that has shape memory. The walls of the aligner gently apply pressure on the teeth to move them to their right alignment. Since they have shape memory, their shape will be retained perfectly during the course of the treatment. The treatment will depend on the severity of teeth misalignment.
What are the advantages of clear aligners?
- Clear aligners do not have any metal components such as brackets, wires, etc.
- They are easily removable.
- Patients can stick to any diet of their choice during the treatment period. Ensure to clean the teeth thoroughly before putting the aligners back on after consuming food.
- Since the aligners are transparent, they stay under disguise. You will not have to go through the embarrassment of disclosing your orthodontic treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign, as the name suggests, is an aligner made up of a transparent material which is virtually invisible. It is one of the most prominent clear aligners in today’s world of dentistry. They are difficult to notice and blend in with the dental set up perfectly. Getting Invisalign done would require your dentist to scan your teeth to create a digital impression. The dentist can view the scanned data on a computer screen to evaluate the severity of malocclusion and determine a suitable treatment plan. This data will be sent to a dental laboratory for fabricating the aligner.
Once ready, each aligner will have to be worn for two weeks before being replaced by a new aligner. Also, to get the desired result, each aligner will have to be worn for the whole day. The best part about them is that they can be removed while brushing, eating food, drinking any beverages, etc. and worn back again.
Please schedule an online appointment or call us at (281) 997-8996 to have a consultation with Dr. Bello, and we will be happy to help.