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CLEAR ALIGNERS

Treatment with Clear aligner refers to orthodontic procedures that utilize a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten and align teeth. This approach is an alternative to traditional braces and is often preferred by individuals seeking a more comfortable orthodontic solution.

Clear aligners are custom-made for each patient using advanced computer imaging technology. The treatment process typically involves the following steps:

1. Consultation:

The patient visits an orthodontist who specializes in clear aligner treatment. During the initial consultation, the orthodontist evaluates the patient's teeth and discusses their specific goals and expectations.

2. Treatment Planning:

Using digital scans, X-rays, and photographs of the patient's teeth, the orthodontist creates a treatment plan. They use specialized software to design a series of aligners that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position.

3. Aligner Production:

Based on the treatment plan, the aligners are custom-made in a dental laboratory. Each set of aligners is typically worn for one to two weeks before moving on to the next set.

4. Aligner Wear:

The patient receives the first set of aligners and is instructed on how to wear and care for them. Clear aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day {removed while eating food and brushing}.

5. Progress Checkups:

Throughout the treatment process, the patient has regular checkup appointments with their orthodontist. These appointments are to monitor progress, make any necessary adjustments, and provide the next sets of aligners.

6. Completion and Retention:

Once the treatment is complete, the patient may be provided with a retainer to help maintain the new position of the teeth. Retainers can be removable or fixed, depending on the recommendation of the orthodontist.

Clear aligner treatment services offer several advantages, including:

  • Aesthetics: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for individuals who wish to discreetly straighten their teeth.
  • Removability: Aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene practices, allowing for more flexibility and convenience.
  • Comfort: The aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, reducing the likelihood of mouth irritation often associated with traditional braces.
  • Customization: Each set of aligners is personalized for the individual patient, ensuring a comfortable fit and targeted tooth movement.