Clear Aligners. What are they and how can they help?
Did you know that your glamorous smile is the first thing people around you notice? It is true that if your teeth are straight and disease-free it can make your smile stunning. But, most of us do have crooked, crowded, or teeth with gaps.
Due to the advancements in digital dentistry, we can now Clear aligners including Invisalign which uses a set of clear aligners to straighten teeth and enhancing your beautiful smile.
What is an Invisalign?
There are many ways of straightening teeth and treating malaligned teeth. Metal braces are a conventional method. While braces work well but at times, they can get uncomfortable and take a long time to straighten the teeth. Clear aligners including Invisalign is known as a more comfortable and speedy option for straightening crooked teeth.
Invisalign is composed of a series of clear plastic aligners to move the desired teeth into ideal position. The patient is advised to replace one set with another every 2 weeks till you get the perfect smile.
Initially, Dr. Sundaresh at Fourth Ward Dentistry will scan your teeth using a intra oral and plan out your treatment using a computer generated algorithm. The patients can then see a simulation of the final result and length of time it will take to get there. If the patient is happy with the treatment plan, the aligners are then fabricated. The patients are asked to wear these aligners at home all day and night except when they eat, drink, and brush their teeth.
How to take care of the Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are made to give you a perfect glamourous smile. Dr. Sundaresh at Fourth Ward Dentistry will provide you with a few tips to follow for a successful treatment.
- Wear your aligners at all times except on some occasions
You know that your plastic aligners are removable you need to wear them more than 20 hours a day. If you want a successful treatment at a faster pace you must do this
- Aligners should be changed as scheduled
The set of aligners that the dentist provides should be changed every two weeks according to the instructions of the dentist. Keeping the track of your aligners will ensure that you wear aligners according to the treatment plan.
- Dental hygiene is a must
The aligners are attached to your teeth day and night So, you must brush and floss your teeth to prevent the accumulation of plaque which can result in other dental problems.
- Keep drinking plenty of water
Did you know that while wearing aligners you may not be producing enough saliva which can result in dental problems? It’s always imperative to drink plenty of water to compensate.
If you want to learn more about the aligners and get a consultation with Dr. Sundaresh at Fourth Ward Dentistry book an appointment right away.