Today, traditional metal braces are not the only option available for aligning crooked teeth. Thanks to modern dentistry, a more comfortable, convenient, and esthetically pleasing alternative to conventional braces is available; Invisalign aligners. 

If your dentist has told you that you need orthodontic treatment and you’re considering clear aligner treatment, you might have many questions about the treatmThis this article will explain everything you need to know about clear aligners – how they work, and how they can help you achieve a rockstar smile. 

What is Clear Aligner Therapy?

Clear aligner therapy refers to a system of removable aligners worn over the eth – to gradually move them into optimal occlusion and alignment. As their name suggests, clear aligners are made from a flexible, transparent material. Therefore, unlike the conspicuous metal braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn. 

How are  Clear Aligners Made?

The first step in the aligner fabrication is making digital impressions of your teeth, which will allow your dentist to visualize your teeth using software – and identify the underlying problems. Then, based on your treatment needs, your dentist will fabricate a set of numbered aligners.

How do Clear Aligners work?

Your dentist will ask you to wear each aligner set for two weeks for at least 22 hours each day. Afterward, you will be asked to switch to the next numbered set of aligners. In this way, each aligner set will gradually align your teeth, bringing you one step closer to your dream smile. Once you have finished wearing all the aligners, your dentist will give you retainers to consolidate the treatment – and prevent your teeth from moving back to their previous positions. 

What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Still not sure whether clear aligners are the right choice? Here are some advantages of clear aligners  that will help you decide in their favor:

  • Inconspicuous 
  • Comfortable 
  • Removable – allow you to brush and floss easily 
  • Eat all your favorite foods – no dietary restrictions 
  • Fewer checkup visits required compared to braces 

So, are you ready to take the plunge? Visit your dentist today to discuss the orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. A healthy, beautiful, and lasting smile awaits you at the end of your treatment.