Dental Clear Aligners are a transparent set of dental trays which are made up of specialised material which is used to straighten teeth just like dental braces. Clear dental Aligners uses gentle and constant force which can move the teeth to the desired position without the hassles of metal wires or brackets. Clear Aligners individually made for each patient through digital dental scan.
HOW DO ALIGNERS WORK?
Dental Clear Aligners are made for each and every person and are designed to move teeth to the desired direction slowly. This movement is achieved by digitally capturing dental impression and then processing the information using unique software, where the future projections for better results and straighter teeth can be computed with software and then dental milling machine can automatically custom fabricate the set of trays for you as per treatment needs. Average person may needs roughly around 25-40 sets for complete alignment.
Clear aligners always comes with an advantage that they are so snugly fitting in which over a period of time becomes virtually a part of our body and thus causes no speech problems. There are no restrictions at all for eating and drinking of any foods as you can easily remove them before every meal.
WHAT ARE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL DENTAL BRACES & CLEAR ALIGNERS
Visibility-Traditional braces are highly noticeable whereas clear aligners are INVINSIBLE-One cannot spot them easily.
Dental braces are not Removable while aligners are REMOVABLE – People have freedom to remove aligners while eating, brushing & flossing
Oral Hygiene is slightly difficult to maintain for dental braces but for aligners since removable, it is easy to maintain routine healthy Oral Care For Aligners it is Comfortable Fits smoothly on the teeth
Duration of treatment dental braces can Takes longer period than aligners(treatment always varies from case to case) while Aligners can takes relatively less time than traditional braces(varies from case to case)
CARE WITH ALIGNERS ON - Though clear aligners are the most comfortable option, yet there are very certain things that you need to be keep in mind while you have it on. Your dentist will give you a set of guidelines which should be followed
· You must wear the clear aligners for at least 20 hours a day for the effective results
· Aligners can be Removed while brushing, flossing & eating. Never have aligners especially while consuming anything hot
· Always Keep your aligners clean. While brushing make sure that you brush your aligners in the same way
· Keep them safe in a box as given by your Orthodontist to prevent it from being dirty
POST-TREATMENT CARE FOR DENTAL ALIGNERS
Take care of your food habits – It may happen that your teeth are sensitive after the treatment, and hence it is advised not to consume, too crunchy food for few days.
Never forget to brush – Keep up your habit of regualr brushing for atleast twice a day and flossing in order to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Not taking good care of your dental hygiene can let the treatment go in vain.