Clear aligners are orthodontic aligners that are removable, comfortable, and virtually invisible. They have gained a lot of popularity and are considered a convenient choice among adults and teens seeking an orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. Clear aligners can help treat teeth misalignment issues and fix bite problems. They serve the same purpose as traditional braces but without any use of brackets and wires.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners treat malocclusion (teeth misalignment) and guide teeth to their actual position. Just like traditional braces, clear aligners apply the required force to move the teeth to the desired position, but the difference is that they don’t need any brackets or wires.
These aligners are made of a strong plastic material that is customized to fit your teeth right. As you make progress in the treatment, you will have to switch aligners every two weeks. This will help the teeth move a little with every change.
Our dentist will recommend you to wear the aligners for about 22-23 hours a day, as you can take them off while eating, brushing your teeth, etc. Your treatment duration will depend on the severity of your case.
What are the benefits of getting clear aligners?
If you wish to straighten your teeth or treat minor teeth misalignment issues without going through the hassles of brackets and wires, then there could be no better alternative than clear aligners. They also offer a number of benefits, such as:
- Easier to keep clean
- Can maintain the health of your teeth and gums
- Removable and comfortable
- May not irritate your gums and cheeks
- Prevent wearing down of teeth through teeth grinding
Will I experience any pain and soreness?
You might feel some discomfort due to the gradual force applied by the aligners after the first few days of switching trays. If the pressure applied makes you feel slightly uncomfortable, it can be considered a good sign because it means that trays are working well to treat your alignment issue.
How can I care for clear aligners?
Clean your aligners by brushing and rinsing them before placing them back on your teeth. You should only remove them for cleaning, eating, and drinking.
Call us at (801) 943-9090 or schedule an online appointment with our dentist to know more about Clear Aligners.