When it comes to modern orthodontics, there are few options that beat clear aligners. With transparent aligners you can enjoy all the benefits of tooth straightening treatment with peace of mind and confidence. With this option, there’s no worrying about how you look or what people think; you can simply get on with day to day life and look forward to an amazing new smile.
About clear aligners
Clear aligners are an excellent option for patients who list aesthetics as their primary requirement when selecting an orthodontic treatment; with this treatment, image is not an issue, as the aligners are virtually invisible. As you can’t see the braces when you smile, you can feel confident during your treatment and you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious when you meet new people or you have professional duties to carry out.
How do aligners work?
Clear aligners work by using forces to move the teeth. Aligners are custom-made and they are shaped to encourage the teeth to move into the correct position. Aligner systems use a series of appliances, rather than a single device and each one is different. Aligners are made from very light, high grade plastic and they sit over the teeth, rather than being fixed onto them like conventional braces. After a period of time, usually 2 weeks, the aligners are switched and this is repeated until the series is complete.
What are the advantages of removable aligners?
Removable braces give you more freedom than fixed braces and they are also much easier to adapt to, as they don’t really much of an impact on your normal daily life. You eat and brush your teeth in the normal way, as you take the aligners out, and you can also take the aligner out if you are going to party or a special event and you want to look your absolute best. The only requirement is that you wear the aligner for at least 21 hours per day.