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Clear Aligners and what they are all about

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It is usual for you not to feel comfortable or satisfied with how your teeth look. This may be a problem you were born with or may have come about after an accident or injury. The development of the dental industry has made solutions for most dental issues possible. An example of a solution for a dental problem is clear aligners Orlando. More about what clear aligners and their benefits are discussed below.

What are Clear Aligners?

These are devices used in orthodontic treatment to deal with crooked or misaligned teeth. They are removable and see-through and thus are a flexible and convenient substitute for braces. They are typically made specifically for each person, depending on the intensity of misalignment of the teeth. Standard clear aligners like Invisalign can be used to deal with several dental problems, such as:

·         When your front upper teeth overlap with the front lower teeth causing overbites

·         When the teeth overlap, causing crowded teeth

·         When there are large or tiny gaps between your teeth forming a diastema

·         When your front lower teeth overlap with your front upper teeth forming underbites

·         When your front lower and upper teeth bend forward and do not meet when closing your mouth

·         During orthodontic treatment, when you are creating space for existing baby teeth and growing permanent teeth. This is common for children between six and nine years of age.

There are two kinds of clear aligners available, namely:

·         At-home aligners

·         In-office aligners

In-office aligners are the most widespread type as they have existed for a long time. A qualified physician must get these aligners with a more intense treatment process.

At-home aligners are a cheaper alternative as the treatment service is gotten at the comfort of your home. Visits to an orthodontist or dentist for check ups will not be necessary.

See-through, BPA-free, medical quality plastic makes up both aligner types.

Other aligners may be trimmed for comfortability as they lay along your gum line without touching the gums. This makes them more invisible and less irritating.

Most at-home options may irritate first as they partially cover your gums and are not trimmed along the gum line. This discomfort is, however, manageable.

How Aligners work

The process of getting clear aligners placed involves steps that include:

·         A custom treatment plan

A consultation by your dentist will involve getting an accurate scan of your mouth and a teeth examination. A preview of your new smile will be provided before deciding on the treatment plan.

·         Aligner preparation

The treatment plan you have chosen is formed through 3D technology. The digital models are confirmed and sent to a lab to create the aligners.

·         Aligner daily upkeep

The aligners need to be on for at least twenty hours a day while changing them every two weeks

·         After treatment

Treatment is followed by making a custom clear retainer from the model produced. They should be worn every night to prevent reoccurrence.

Badly-shaped teeth or those facing the wrong way can come with issues with biting and closing your mouth. This may be discomforting as you always have to be self-aware and not leave your mouth open. For any questions about aligners, visit our website, or call our offices in Orlando, FL.