Clear Orthodontic Aligners

The orthodontic treatment using clear aligners consists of a series of aligners that you change about every two weeks over a course of treatment lasting six to eighteen months depending on how much movement is needed. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. These clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your demist or orthodontist so that, before you even start, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.

It is important to ask your dentist if they are going to use a system that uses com­puter generated clear orthodontic aligners such as Invisalign. Not all systems are equal and computer-generated aligners work much more efficiently. It is also the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. Your dentist will first take very precise impressions (molds) of your teeth from which models are made and are used to make these computer-gen­erated aligners. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners are removable for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and social occasions. The aligners are not only clear (essentially invisible), they are comfortable with no rough edges or wires of conventional orthodontics. You can also see the changes in a matter of weeks and months as the teeth move into their new more aesthetic and functional positions. Your dentist or orthodontist will determine if your tooth movement can be accomplished through this technology. This is a great example of how new technology from the 21st century enhances our lives.