Definition of Clear Aligners:
A clear aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance that has become a popular treatment option in the recent decade to correct dental overlap and misalignment. Clear aligners are made of plastic or acrylic and provide an ideal orthodontic option for patients looking for a discreet treatment that preserves the aesthetic appearance of their teeth.
Orthodontic Treatment Journey with Clear Aligners:
1) Initial Oral Assessment:
Your orthodontic treatment journey requires a thorough evaluation, frequent monitoring, and several orthodontic adjustment appointments to ensure the best results. At your first appointment, our orthodontist will perform a clinical assessment of your teeth and obtain panoramic X-ray images to design a treatment plan that is perfectly suited to your case.
2) Clear Aligners Production:
There are two main approaches for clear aligners’ production, which include:
First: Manual Method:
This method offers a cost-effective approach that produces clear aligners in laboratory settings. In the clinic, the orthodontist will:
Second: CAD-CAM Technologies:
The integration of CAD-CAM technology – Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM) – into the dental industry represents a quantum leap in dental care. Using this advanced technology, your orthodontist will:
4) Taking off the Clear Aligner:
According to the degree of misalignment of the teeth, the length of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners varies. It may take up to 24 months to achieve a perfect smile and enjoy healthy teeth. Once your teeth reach the degree of alignment and correction required, your orthodontist would recommend that you stop wearing clear aligners and start using a dental retainer to support the new position of your teeth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene and cleaning your aligner will be an essential daily task.
As recommended by dental professionals, you will have to adhere to the following practices for optimal dental care:
To maintain your aligner, you must:
Clear Aligners vs Traditional Braces:
Choosing whether to use clear aligners or other traditional braces (mainly metal braces) requires a discussion with your orthodontist. At Infinity Smiles Clinic and after a thorough dental examination and evaluation, our experts will help you make the right decision.
Invisalign with Infinity Smiles:
At Infinity Smiles, we provide orthodontic treatment that combines aesthetic and medical care. Visit our clinics and get your consultation from the best orthodontist, and do not miss your chance to get the dental care required to get straighter and healthier teeth.