Over the past few years, there has been increasing interest in teeth straightening treatments, particularly amongst adults. Some people never had the chance to straighten their teeth during childhood, while others may have worn braces previously but have seen their teeth shift with age. A huge part of the popularity of orthodontic treatment is due to the introduction of clear aligners. It has never been easier to straighten your teeth discreetly.
Instead of having traditional fixed braces that are often highly visible, clear aligners are trays made from a clear, strong plastic material. They form a thin, tightly fitting skin over teeth, and each aligner is custom-designed to place just the right amount of pressure on each tooth that needs realigning. Each set of removable aligners trays is used for approximately two weeks, depending on the system. After this time, you throw the aligners away and start wearing the next set provided by your dentist. You wear the clear aligners continuously to straighten your teeth. It is important to wear them for at least 22 hours each day, as even during the nighttime, your clear aligners are working to straighten your teeth.
Clear aligners are virtually invisible braces, so they are very difficult to see once you have them in the mouth, so treatment is extremely discreet. Clear aligners are ideal for anyone who hates the thought of wearing visible fixed braces, and no one needs to know you are receiving orthodontic treatment. In comparison, metal braces are highly visible and impossible to hide.
Clear teeth aligner trays are very simple to use. You can easily insert and remove the trays, taking them out for meals and whenever you wish to brush and floss your teeth. You don’t need to change your oral care routine or even avoid certain foods. Metal braces require a lot of commitment to keep them clean, and if you fail to clean around metal brackets thoroughly, you run the risk of developing tooth decay. You need to avoid certain foods during treatment, including anything very hard or sticky that could damage or break the brackets and wires.
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Clear aligner treatment can be quite quick to complete, especially if you only require cosmetically oriented changes to the alignment of your teeth. In this case, you may be able to complete treatment within just a few months. Most people typically complete treatment within a year, but the time needed can vary considerably depending on your oral health needs.
There are numerous systems on the market, including brands such as clear correct aligners, but one of the most well-known is Invisalign.
Invisalign is well renowned and has been widely used for years. Their proprietary technologies have been continually refined and improved during this time, providing excellent treatment outcomes safely and more comfortably.
People who choose this system know they will get the right results, and treatment is versatile. While Invisalign is excellent for correcting more complex issues, it also produces other aligner systems designed specifically for more cosmetically oriented problems. There is even a system specifically for teens to accommodate growing teeth and jaws.