Clear Aligners- Alternate Solution
Traditional braces are fixed brackets attached to the teeth through which narrow, flexible wires are threaded. Clear (“invisible”) aligners aren’t for everyone. Your orthodontist will help you decide what’s best for you. Clear aligners the modern, near-invisible method for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Clear aligners are a Dentist’s best solution for patients seeking more discreet orthodontic treatment than conventional braces, as they do not use brackets or wires.
Just like with conventional braces, adjustment appointments are generally every six to eight weeks. However, clear aligners are changed every two weeks on average, based on your dentist’s recommendations. Each aligner adjusts your teeth according to the plan decided on by your dentist, by applying the required level of pressure.
In general, orthodontic treatment using clear aligners is faster than with traditional braces. Since patient compliance is essential to the success of the treatment, patients must be disciplined about wearing their aligners at all times to avoid prolonging the treatment or compromising the results.
Treatment with clear aligners involves creating a virtual model of your teeth with a computer program to show you all of the steps involved, from the initial position of the teeth up to the final desired result.
Lastly, oral hygiene is easy since you simply remove the aligner to brush your teeth and floss.
Please consult a Lapointe Dental Centres professional to find out whether conventional braces or clear aligners are right for you.