Clear aligners are an excellent alternative to traditional and metal braces. This orthodontic treatment helps in improving the oral experience and enhances appearance, making it a popular treatment option amongst teenagers and adults alike. Made of invisible polyurethane plastic, clear aligners are fabricated to perfectly fit each individual’s mouth and are completely removable. They comprise a series of invisible trays that gently move the teeth at small intervals without requiring any other orthodontic apparatus. The length of treatment with clear aligners depends on the severity of each case. It can be as short as three weeks or as long as six months, however, the aligners offer a much shorter treatment than traditional braces.
Types of Clear Aligners for Teens & Adults
Invisalign® is a type of clear orthodontic treatment that is designed to slowly move the misaligned teeth into proper alignment. They are clear plastic trays that offer flexibility, convenience, comfort and aesthetic value that every orthodontic patient wishes for. They fit closely around the teeth and are virtually unnoticeable. Invisalign can effectively correct overcrowded and widely spaced teeth and give a straighter and beautiful smile.
Invisalign® for Teens
Teenagers no longer have to worry about embarrassing metal braces sticking out of their mouths, potentially ruining their yearbook and social media photos. Invisalign® eliminates the nuisance of brackets and wires without imposing food restrictions. They effectively straighten misaligned teeth in approximately half the time than that of traditional braces. They are removable and virtually invisible, offering teens discretion.
3M™ Clarity Aligners
3M™ offers a system of removable and nearly invisible clear aligners that are effective and aesthetically enhancing. These include access to the 3M™ Oral Care portal, which is an intuitive web-based tool for treatment planning. This orthodontic treatment is reliable, convenient and visually appealing. Patients are increasingly preferring this treatment as it offers flexibility, control and the choice required in orthodontic practice.
Understanding the Cost of Clear Aligners
The total cost of getting the clear aligners depends on the severity of the misalignment of teeth and where you live. The entire treatment is tailored to suit the unique requirements of each patient, therefore, the cost varies from one patient to another. The cost of getting clear aligners is higher than traditional braces, but it is worth the cost as it gives you a better smile along with a boost of confidence.
Brite Orthodontics promises you a healthy and beautiful smile without you having to worry about the finances associated with the treatment. We offer flexible and affordable orthodontic services that cater to the requirements of every patient.
Routine Care for Clear Aligners
If you choose clear aligners, then it is absolutely essential that you care for them properly. If you want the clear aligners to work effectively and give you the best results, follow a proper care routine that consists of:
- Wearing them for at least 22 hours every day for two weeks before you can switch to the next set.
- Removing the aligners carefully whenever you eat or drink.
- Avoiding hot or colored drinks as they cause the aligners to stain and deform.
Benefits of Getting Clear Aligners
- It is very easy and convenient to remove clear aligners for brushing and flossing.
- You can clean them easily.
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible, which allows you to smile confidently.
- They are comfortable to wear and cause less irritation to your gums and teeth.
- There are no constraints on what you can eat or drink as they are removable.
- They significantly reduce the risk of enamel decalcification that generally occurs due to brackets.