Clear aligners are a series of custom-made, BPA-free plastic trays that cover the teeth. These aligners are great for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic issues, like gaps in teeth. They are also a good alternative to traditional braces.
Clear aligners can correct many of the same issues that braces can. They are also a good option if you are an adult who wants to straighten your teeth discreetly. These aligners are removable, so you can take them off when you eat, brush, and floss. The patient needs to wear them for at least 22 hours a day and get them replaced during the recommended intervals.
Clear Aligner Procedure
The procedure for clear aligners is fairly straightforward. The dentist will take a mold of your teeth from which a model is made. This mold is then sent to a laboratory where the clear aligners are fabricated. The aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly and are worn for a specified time period.
The length of treatment with clear aligners will depend on the severity of the issue being addressed. Treatment can range from months to a year. Your dentist in Utah can discuss treatment length with you fully at your consultation appointment.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
One of the main benefits of clear aligners is that they promote better oral health. Patients are able to remove their aligners before brushing and flossing, which helps maintain and improve overall oral hygiene.
- They can straighten your teeth and improve your smile’s aesthetics.
- These aligners are smooth and don’t irritate the gums or the cheeks.
- The clear aligners are removable, so patients can eat without any worries.
- The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, making them comfortable.
- These aligner trays have been proven to straighten teeth quickly.
Clear Aligner Maintenance
To achieve and maintain your beautiful smile, you need to wear your aligners in place for at least 22 hours each day, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Once you remove your aligners, you should rinse them with water after every meal before you brush your teeth. This helps remove any food particles, and debris stuck in them.
It’s also important to keep your aligners clean. Unclean aligners can lead to bad breath or even tooth decay. Your aligners should be brushed and rinsed daily. For a deeper clean, ask our dentist for recommendations.
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