Over the years, dental treatment has progressed rapidly, with vast improvements made in technology. One such treatment is the use of a clear aligner system. Rising in popularity, particularly with adult patients, clear aligners fix common misalignment issues, without the need for eye-catching ‘train track’ braces. They are also completely removable, making them highly practical for oral hygiene – and your social life.
Clear Aligners and their purpose
Clear aligners work in stages with each designed to move your teeth in small increments, until they are in the desired position. Made of sturdy medical grade plastic, these aligners use moderate and carefully measured force to control the movement of teeth. A treatment plan consists of a series of aligners that are changed every two to four weeks until your teeth are in the desired position. The clear braces are custom-made to fit over your teeth, and provide an accurate fit as a result. The treatment could last anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending largely upon the requirement of an individual, and how rigorously you stick to wearing your aligners.
Difference between Braces and Clear Aligners
•Appearance - While clear aligners are hardly noticeable, fixed braces come with metal brackets and wires that are hard to ignore. Made of plastic, clear aligners are more comfortable and less obstructive to speech.
•Mobility - Clear aligners are removable and hence offer no restrictions on food consumption. This still permits you to eat all of your favourite creature comforts. Fixed braces restrict the consumption of sticky, chewy, hard or stringy food that might get stuck in the brackets or break them.
•Hygiene - The aligners can be taken off and cleaned thoroughly, allowing patients to maintain good oral hygiene throughout treatment. Metal brackets and wires make it difficult to brush and floss properly, which could lead to cavities and tooth discolouration.
•Duration – Treatment with aligners is often much shorter compared to those with braces.
Smilelign offers revolutionary treatment with Clear Aligners
Making the decision to undertake orthodontic treatment can be disconcerting, but it could also be life-changing. Discarding the traditional practice of using metal brackets and unflattering wires to straighten teeth, Smilelign provides clients with state-of-the-art clear aligners made using the latest technology. As the name itself suggests, these aligners are almost invisible and can remain inconspicuous, providing a much-needed boost in confidence for patients. Smilelign aligners are swapped every two to four weeks, with some treatment plans taking as little as ten weeks to complete. Each aligner is tailor-made and movement is restricted to gradual increments, meaning your dentist can view progress at checkups and ensure teeth are progressing as they should be.
For those who require minor adjustments, those that want to fix their smile, or even post-ortho adult patients wanting to help retention, Smilelign’s clear aligner is an easy choice. There are many advantages to using clear aligners by Smilelign – visit their website today at www.smilelign.com to find out more!
Smilelign Limited, located in Sheffield, UK, is a pioneering Clear Orthodontic Aligner system, integrating the latest software and 3D CADCAM technology to produce invisible orthodontic aligners, treatment plans and study model archiving.