Clear aligners are removable, clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth. They are most often used to treat teeth that are crowded, crooked, or gapped.
What Are Clear aligners?
Clear aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that are custom-made to fit your mouth. These trays fit tightly against your teeth and are ideal for correcting minor orthodontic issues like crooked teeth or gaps between teeth.
The length of time you wear your clear aligners varies based on your personal treatment plan. Most patients wear their clear aligners for anywhere between eight and eighteen months.
Once your treatment is complete, you need to continue wearing your retainers at night to maintain your results. Your dentist will discuss how long you should wear your retainers.
What Are The Benefits of Clear Aligners?
Unlike traditional metal braces, with clear aligners, no one has to know you’re wearing braces. They’re also removable, which means you can eat and drink what you want during treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. There are no wires or brackets as with traditional braces to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Plus, since they’re clear and practically unnoticeable, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them!
Clear aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal brackets or wires to rub against your lips or cheeks. Instead, you wear smooth plastic trays that are custom-fitted for you. Some patients who qualify for treatment with clear aligners may experience minor discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they switch to a new set of aligners. These minor irritations typically go away on their own after a couple of days. You may also experience some slight tooth sensitivity, which goes away on its own as well. Overall, most patients agree that clear aligners are a much more comfortable option than braces.
Explain The Clear Aligner Process
When getting clear aligners, the first step is for your dentist to take a mold of your teeth using digital imaging techniques such as a digital impression scanner or intraoral camera. Your dentist will then send this mold to a professional laboratory that custom designs your clear aligners. Once your custom-made trays arrive, you’ll wear them for at least 22 hours a day and remove them to eat or clean your teeth. You should wear each tray for two weeks until it has straightened your smile to your satisfaction.
Once the treatment is complete, you’ll need to wear a retainer every night to keep your teeth in their new positions.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles® is a modern approach to orthodontic treatment for patients. Technology is combined with aspects of braces to align teeth within a time frame of approximately six months. It helps to correct dental problems like bite conditions, overcrowding, and gaps between the teeth. Cozy Cabin Dental recommends Six Month Smiles for patients who are looking for immediate results.
Advantages of Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles® is a cost-effective procedure compared to traditional orthodontic treatments.
- It is a convenient procedure that provides speedy results to patients.
- The material used on the teeth is light and fine.
- Six Month Smiles® allows better oral hygiene in patients.
Cozy Cabin Dental, located at 3755 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT, has expert dentists and modern technologies. Book an appointment with the dentistry by calling or texting at (801) 871-5820 and receive a complete dental checkup for you and your family.