If people think of the most awkward phase of their lives, an image of themselves in traditional metal braces might pop up in their minds. Not everyone must have liked wearing metal brackets and wires on their teeth and those being visible every time, they opened their mouth.
Getting your braces readjusted, every time can cause you a ton of discomfort and even pain in some cases. Braces have metal brackets attached to each of your teeth, connected by a metal wire. The metal can be visible, every time you open your mouth.
Though braces are extremely effective in treating severe cases of teeth misalignment, the visible metal might lower your confidence and force you to hold back from smiling freely or laughing your heart out, in public. This can easily be avoided by opting for some other teeth-straightening method.
What are clear aligners and what benefits do they possess?
Clear aligners are known to be a modern and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. These aligners come in the form of removable trays which are made of medical-grade, BPA free plastic which makes them almost invisible to the public eye, making you feel much more confident to show off your progressing new smile.
Needing Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are used to treat various teeth misalignment cases. These cases can range from minor to moderate. You will find the need to go for clear aligners if your upper and lower teeth do not meet when the mouth is closed, resulting in an improper bite.
This needs to be treated as it can cause crooked teeth, tooth decay, gum diseases, headaches and jaw misalignment. Treatment can be suggested by your orthodontist upon a close inspection of the severity of your case. The treatment can begin as soon as you get a heads up to opt for clear aligners.
Getting Clear Aligners
The treatment begins with your dental impressions being taken. These impressions, when mailed to the team, will then be sent to the laboratory, for your custom aligners to be made. These aligners come in the form of trays of various sizes. These trays constantly put gentle pressure on your teeth, to properly align them.
These trays differ in size as every new tray will be straighter than the first one. You will need to wear these trays for a maximum of 20 hours, a day. This journey towards achieving a bright new smile can last up to 4-6 months and we promise that you will end up with a confident personality and contentment in your heart.
Upkeeping clear aligners is not a hard task at all. Their removable nature allows you to take care of your dental hygiene in a much better way. You can easily brush or floss your teeth after you have taken your aligners off. Moreover, the aligners can be rinsed with lukewarm water before putting them back on.