Illusion Aligners

Publish on Mar 27, 2023

Invisible Braces and Retainers for Aligned Teeth

Everyone desires a beautiful smile, but many require assistance to achieve this goal. Transparent orthodontic devices known as aligners are proving to be effective for an increasing number of patients.

Traditional braces use brackets connected via wires to guide the movement of teeth. Aligners are a series of custom-made, clear trays that have a close fit and are designed to be worn over the teeth.

What are Clear Aligners?

Clear Aligners, often called invisible braces, are translucent plastic trays that straighten teeth like traditional metal braces. However, they move the teeth into the desired position by applying a gentle and consistent force, eliminating all the inconveniences of metal wires and brackets. Instead, a digital patient scan of the teeth is taken, creating a set of unique trays for that person.

Can anyone get invisible teeth aligners?

Because they are custom-made to provide a snug fit, the invisible aligners are most suitable for usage by adults and teenagers. However, the process of straightening teeth for a child is more challenging. Therefore, when planning therapy for young patients, the attending physician must remember that the patients and their jaws are still growing and developing.

Clear orthodontic aligners are often prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate crowding of their teeth and patients with modest concerns about spacing between them. However, individuals with severe crowding, spacing issues or underbites, overbites and crossbites may require additional supportive therapy for more precise results.

How exactly do they function?

After determining the best way to adjust your bite, the Dentist will formulate a treatment strategy to move your teeth. If you choose to use the transparent or clear aligners, you will have multiple custom-made trays, each of which will make little progressive adjustments to the position of your teeth as the treatment progresses.

They are fabricated from clear plastic or acrylic material and fit snugly over the teeth. However, they may be removed to eat, brush, or floss the teeth. A fresh set of aligners will be provided to you every 1-2 weeks so the teeth can continue moving into the ideal position.

How long does it take to straighten teeth with invisible aligners?

The amount of teeth that need to be shifted or rotated determines how long the treatment will take with the invisible aligners. The duration of treatment often ranges from ten to twenty months.

What to take care of with aligners?

Even though clear aligners are the most comfortable alternative, there are a few things that you need to remember to do while you have them on. Again, your Dentist will provide you with rules you should follow meticulously. Some examples of these criteria are included below:

- To achieve the best outcomes from the aligners, you must wear them for at least 20 hours daily.

- Remove your aligners to properly brush your teeth, floss, and eat. After that, take it off, especially when drinking something hot.

- Always remember to keep your aligners clean. Make sure you brush your aligners the same way you brush your teeth while doing so.

- Keep them protected in the box your Dentist has provided to avoid the risk of them soiling.

What is post-treatment care?

Maintaining your beautiful smile with a retainer is essential to keep your teeth from returning to where they were before Orthodontic treatment.

Retainers keep the teeth at the desired position.

Maintaining your routine of brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once can help keep your teeth clean and healthy. In addition, if you practice appropriate dental hygiene, the treatment that you have received will be effective.

Just because you are through your treatment and have achieved the picture-perfect smile you have always aimed for does not imply that you are free from the obligation of ever going back to the Dentist. So please visit a dentist at least once every six months to keep this smile pristine.

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