Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, transparent, and removable trays to gradually move and align the teeth. They are an alternative to traditional braces for correcting dental misalignments and improving the appearance and function of the smile. Clear aligners are designed to be discreet and nearly invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for those who prefer a more aesthetic orthodontic option.
Here's how clear aligners work:
- Custom-Made Trays: The treatment process begins with a dental professional taking impressions, photos, and X-rays of the patient's teeth. Using advanced computer technology, a series of custom-made aligner trays are then created specifically for the individual's orthodontic needs.
- Gradual Progression: The patient receives a set of aligner trays, each slightly different from the previous one. The trays are meant to be worn in a specific sequence, usually for about one to two weeks each, before moving on to the next set. As the patient progresses through the series, the teeth gradually shift into their desired positions.
- Removable: One of the significant advantages of clear aligners is that they are removable. This means the patient can take them out while eating, drinking, and cleaning their teeth. However, it is essential to wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time each day (usually 20–22 hours) to achieve optimal results.
- Regular Check-Ups: During the treatment, the patient will have regular check-ups with their dental professional to monitor progress and receive new sets of aligners. Adjustments may be made to the treatment plan as needed to ensure the teeth are moving according to the desired outcome.
- Versatility: Clear aligners can be used to address various orthodontic issues, including mild to moderate crowding, spacing problems, and certain bite irregularities. However, severe dental misalignments or complex cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic interventions.
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What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to move and properly align teeth for a beautiful smile. Since its launch in 2000, over 9 million smiles have been transformed worldwide.
Invisalign is the alternative to braces; it allows patients to straighten their teeth without the metallic look and feel of traditional braces. Invisalign transforms your smile using a series of custom-made aligners.
Invisalign is perfect for you if:
- You want to move your teeth without anyone knowing
- You want “invisible” braces
- You are allergic to the metal used in traditional braces
Benefits of Invisalign
- Virtually invisible clear aligners
- Custom-made for your smile
- Tried and tested by over 10 million patients
- Visualise your new smile using the latest 3D scanning technology.
- Remove your aligners to eat and drink
Invisalign transforms your smile using a series of custom-made aligners You’ll need to wear each aligner for 4-6 weeks before moving onto the next set in the sequence.
The aligners work by applying pressure to specific teeth at different times, gradually moving them bit by bit into the desired position.
Invisible. Comfortable. Cosmetic. And Removable.
Invisalign is a modern and hygienic way to straighten your teeth.
When it comes to Invisalign, experience matters. PretoriaSmile Orthodontics is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and has achieved Invisalign Gold Status.
Who needs Invisalign?
Invisalign can correct some common dental problems, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Bite problems (including overbite, underbite, cross bite, or open bite)
- Crowded teeth
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