The best way that more and more people today are having a perfect smile is through clear orthodontic devices called “Aligners”. As the name suggests, they help align your teeth into the perfect position. Indeed they are magical because they are literally INVISIBLE!
The old and outdated concept was to use braces , which are nothing but brackets connected by wires to encourage your teeth to slowly move in position and get aligned in a row, but “Aligners” are a series of tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces that slip over your teeth and are aesthetically very subtle when compared to braces. and do not look like “ugly wire braces”, but are invisible. There are many brands internationally that produce these aligners, Invisalign, Clear Correct, Inman Aligner, Smart Moves aligners etc.
But these Clear (or “invisible”) aligners aren’t for everyone. Your orthodontist or dentist will help you decide what’s best for you. Magical“Aligners” in one day! They are just like braces but detachable and definitely more aesthetic than steel or ceramic braces. They are made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll get a new aligner with tighter settings; every few weeks to continue moving the teeth into the desired position. At Partha, due to the pandemic we are now offering even greater ease and comfort to our patients and giving them SINGLE DAY aligners! No repeated visits required. Can anyone get these Aligners? Yes, absolutely ! With our quick virtual and digital technology and advanced software, we can fit aligners for any age and any type of dental distortion!
As the invisible teeth aligners are custom-built for a tight fit, they are best for adults and teens. Straightening a child’s teeth is more complicated. Young people, and their mouths, are still growing and developing; and hence using aligners is recommended for young teenagers and adults and have found to be most effective for them , but anyone can use them to get that perfect smile. Anyone from 12 to 60 years can have these clear orthodontic teeth aligners who might have issue with wide spacing or severe underbites, overbites, or crossbites – although the decision has to be made professionally by the orthodontist after a review of your teeth. Once, these two considerations are done, you are good to go with aligners. How long does it take to get the perfect smile after using invisible Aligners? Treatment time with invisible teeth aligners is based on how much the teeth need to be moved or rotated. The more your bite is off or the more crooked your teeth, the longer it will take. Treatment usually takes between 10 and 24 months. Patients today have a variety of choices and decisions to make when they decide to undergo orthodontic treatment—choosing between clear aligners and traditional braces. The few benefits of Aligners over Traditional braces are :-
Invisible and pleasing The main reason why adult patients decide to go in for clear aligners is that they appear invisible and are definitely prettier and more pleasing to look at than braces. This helps conceal the fact that the patient is undergoing any orthodontic treatment, which can be embarrassing for some adults.
Removability Unlike traditional braces, that are fixed and screwed in place, Aligners have the added advantage of being detachable. Patients love having this ability to remove their clear aligners when they eat, brush or floss their teeth. This allows them to maintain good oral hygiene.
Health benefits Many patients who have traditional braces find it difficult to properly take care of their teeth, because of the lengthy cleaning routines with traditional braces. Many times, patients develop calcium deposits on the front of their teeth following orthodontic treatment as they are unable to clean and brush properly. These deposits are visible when the braces are removed and require the patient either to have cosmetic work done or live with white spots on their teeth. Poor hygiene habits with traditional braces also may result in swollen gums ,gingivitis, and in a few cases with stomach infection from rotting food pieces in the mouth.
Clear aligners also give better bone health and help in getting good overall health. To get the maximum benefit of aligners contact your nearest Partha Clinic today!