Are Aligners the best treatment options in orthodontic technology?
Aligners are the latest and excellent treatment option in orthodontic technology that invisibly corrects smile flaws and has many benefits over regular fixed traditional braces.
While there are many orthodontic straightening options available, aligners are one of the most advanced technological advancements and an alternative to conventional braces.
Aligners are plastic and clear orthodontic devices that are molded to fit over the teeth and are used to correct their alignment. Aligners use a push force to rotate the teeth of the patient, unlike braces that use a pull force that shifts teeth into place. The patient does not feel any pain or bleeding in the gums as each aligner makes a mild teeth rotation. The series of aligners are made from virtual models of the patient's teeth.
Let's explore what aligners are, how they work, uses, and how they will fit into every individual's life.
How do aligners work?
Like other types of teeth braces, aligners use a calibrated force (to move teeth with a certain applied force) to move the patient’s teeth in a new position, making the teeth straight. It forces the body to adjust by remodeling the bone. The patient has to wear the aligners for two weeks, which moves the teeth up to 0.3 mm per aligner until the perfect alignment has been achieved. Each aligner will move the teeth into the right position within the first 24 hours of wear. Orthodontists recommend patients to wear each set of aligners for 14 days as this is the most appropriate time to let the gums and bones to settle in their new position.
Clear Aligners- An alternative to traditional braces
The braces are the best-known orthodontic system, but clear aligners are the advanced method for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic problems. They are orthodontic appliances that are a transparent and plastic form of dental braces and align teeth using a removable and transparent aligner.
Advantages of clear aligners over traditional braces
Clear Aligners are the best option and alternative to bracket and wire orthodontics. There are several reasons why adults prefer clear aligners over traditional braces. Some of the benefits of straightening teeth using clear aligners are: • Clear Aligners are removable while eating, brushing, or drinking. Since they are removable, maintenance of oral hygiene is quick and easy. • Clear Aligners are virtually invisible. It means that no one other than your orthodontist will come to know that you are undergoing the treatment of straightening teeth. • Clear Aligners allows flossing and brushing with ease. With fixed braces, it becomes difficult to brush teeth and eventually lead to tooth decay or decalcification. • With aligners, the person wearing them does not need to worry about emergency visits. With conventional braces, there are chances of breakage and would need to attend the orthodontist to fix the problem. • The patient getting the treatment done with clear aligners will allow him or her to smile with confidence.
Benefits of Damon Clear Aligners
Damon Clear Aligners are a part of the advanced Damon system that moves teeth faster. Compared to traditional braces, they have many advantages. They combine tieless braces with high technology archwires. They have been clinically proven to offer remarkable facial results and a healthy smile. They are an effective orthodontic option for many patients.
Disadvantages of clear aligners
Though clear aligners have many advantages over traditional braces, there are some disadvantages that every person should know before considering aligners as a treatment option. Orthodontists refrain and do not recommend clear aligners as a treatment option for a patient with serious orthodontic problems such as badly crooked and severely misaligned teeth. The patient wearing aligners has to follow the oral hygiene routine still. Else this will lead to food particles getting stuck in the teeth resulting in an increased risk of cavities.
How to care for your aligners to keep them shiny and clean
The most important thing to keep in mind during your treatment is to keep your aligners clean. Every patient wears the aligner for only two weeks. If one does not take good care, then plaque and bacteria will grow on them. Follow these tips to keep your aligners shiny and clean.
- Every time you remove aligners, make it a habit to rinse them thoroughly well. Aligners are removed several times a day for eating and other purposes. Hence, rinse them under cold water.
- Don’t brush aligners with toothpaste. If you use toothpaste, it can scratch the resin of the clear aligners and lead to discoloration.
- One should drink plenty of water to avoid dry mouth and flush away the bacteria. Dry mouth can lead to the development of bacterial growth in the mouth.
- Clean your aligners with antibacterial soap, which will remove any bacteria that may have developed on the aligners while a person wears them.
- A soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to clean aligners.
- The person should avoid eating with aligners in their mouth. Food can get stuck in between teeth and the tray. They cannot sustain the chewing force and will crack or break if more pressure is applied to it.
Cost of Clear Aligners in India and treatment time
Clear Aligners’ treatment is expensive, and the cost varies depending on the bite issue, the orthodontist, and the brand of aligners the patient chooses. Besides, the cost of treatment depends on various factors such as time of treatment and the severity of alignment issues.
For most aligner cases, the treatment time is usually six months or more. For some people, the treatment using clear aligners can be as short as three weeks, and for some, it may take longer. But aligners offer treatment within a much shorter time as compared to traditional braces. The person has to make sure to wear aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. The primary purpose of getting aligners is to help every patient experience the joy of smiling better and regain self-esteem and confidence. Keeping your aligners clean is an essential part of the treatment. Just by taking good care of your aligners and wearing them for a sufficient time within a day, you can succeed in your goal of achieving the best smile.
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