Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Posted by DR. PENG May 13,2021

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An alternative to traditional braces, clear aligners help to position the crooked teeth without metal wires or brackets. It controls the movement of the teeth by using gentle force. They are made up of sturdy plastic material and customized according to a person’s teeth through digital scans. 

These are also known as invisible aligners and are an orthodontic treatment for correcting crooked or misaligned teeth. They are convenient and flexible compared to braces.

About the Procedure

At ISmile Dental, the clear aligners treatment proceeds as follows:

  • First, the dentist examines your teeth and takes a digital scan of them.
  • The scan is studied and a customized treatment plan is developed based on it.
  • After taking the teeth impression, the custom treatment plan is sent to a digital treatment facility where the technicians separate every individual tooth and clean up the impurities if any.
  • After the fabrication of aligners, the dentist asks the patient to visit the clinic to test the aligners. They give new sets of aligners every one or two weeks. It is to be worn for at least 22 hours a day.
  • After all of the aligners have been worn as prescribed, customized clear retainers are developed for newly straightened teeth. It needs to be worn every night to ensure that the misalignment does not reoccur.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

The benefits of clear aligners are:

  • It is capable of straightening the teeth faster than traditional braces. While standard braces take 12 to 24 months to straighten your teeth, clear aligners do the same in just 6 to 12 months.
  • Since they are not fixed to your teeth, they are comfortable and can be removed effortlessly whenever you are eating or drinking.
  • The number of required dental visits is fewer at six to eight weeks.
  • It also helps in improving dental health and wellness as straightened teeth are relatively easier to brush. It lets you remove any germs and bacteria from the teeth and ultimately gives you good oral health.

Aftercare of Clear Aligners

The aligners should be:

  • Washed with cold or lukewarm water after being removed from the mouth.
  • Worn only after you have brushed and flossed your teeth
  • Dipped in a retainer or denture cleaner.
  • Removed before eating
  • Cleaned with a mild soap rather than toothpaste.

Why Would One Have Clear Aligners?

One would prefer clear aligners because they are invisible and super comfortable compared to braces. They hide the existing gaps in the teeth and provide several other benefits mentioned above.

Get clear aligners from ISmile Dental Ohio. For more details about our services and appointment bookings call us at  614-459-3229 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 1151 Bethel Road Suite #301, Columbus OH 43220.

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