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Clear Aligners Treatment- By Certified Orthodontists at Clove Dental


Last Modified: April 22, 2022


Clear aligners, like metal braces, are intended to move teeth to bring them in a straight line. The aligners are trays made of plastic-based on your teeth’ measurements. Wearing them applies controlled and constant pressure on the teeth, shifting them to the desired position.

Aligners are one of the most advanced teeth alignment systems and are technologically advanced devices that work on digital design technology.

How Does the Clear Aligner Treatment Work?

One of the best things regarding clear aligners is that they can be used for both adults and children for orthodontic treatment. They are also multifunctional in that they can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crossbites
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Overbites
  • Crowding of the teeth
  • Underbites
  • Open bites

Once the dentist determines your oral condition, whether or not you are a candidate for aligners, they will create a personalized treatment plan for you.

Here are some things that you should consider before wearing a clear aligner

  • Putting a set of invisible aligners and switching them out every two weeks or so
  • Wearing your teeth aligners for at least 22 hours per day
  • Keep regular appointments with our doctors to track your treatment success

Benefits of Using Clear Aligners

  • Poking wires is not a problem that is quite common with traditional braces.
  • During mealtime and on special occasions, aligner plates can be detached.
  • Frequent brushing and flossing are not disturbed, providing for proper oral hygiene.
  • However, using metal braces can make flossing very difficult in traditional braces.
  • After wearing clear aligners, there are no hard limits on eating foods such as apples, dried fruits, carrots, and other crunchy snacks.
  • Compared with conventional braces, orthodontic visits are less frequent in clear aligning treatment.
  • Aligner sets are virtually undetectable and less conspicuous than traditional braces.

At-Home Aligners vs In-Office Aligners

There are two kinds of clear aligners on the market:

  • In-office Aligners:

    Since they have been all around the longest, in-office aligners (like Invisalign) are the best choice. These aligners can only be obtained through a professional Invisalign dentist, and the repair process is more demanding. 

  • At-home Aligners:

    In-office aligners are more expensive than at-home aligners, often known as direct-to-consumer aligners. Because treatment is done virtually, you will never need to see a dentist or orthodontist for routine exams.

The aligners are constructed of transparent, medical-grade, BPA-free plastics at clinic and at-home procedures.

Some aligners don’t even come close to touching your gums. Instead, they are cut to sit nicely over your gum line in a scalloped fashion. This design makes the trays less unpleasant and more ‘invisible’.

Treatment With Clear Aligners

The procedure with aligners is tailored, which means it is based on the patient’s initial dental condition and the specific necessity. The length of treatment is determined by how far the teeth must be relocated or rotated. The longer it takes, the worse your bite is or, the more curved and evenly dispersed your teeth are. Treatment lasts anywhere from six to twenty-four months. For individuals who only require minor tooth movement, treatment can be completed in few months.

The normal treatment for the upper and lower set of teeth, for example, takes 10 to 20 aligners and takes 6-15 months to finish. However, treatment timeframes range from one to two years, depending on the severity of the alignment issue; medium cases require 32 steps of treatment administered in eight phases, while mild cases need 12 steps of treatment done in three phases.

Once your dental specialist/orthodontist makes three-dimensional moulds of your teeth and transmits them to us to construct your custom-fit clear aligners are created. 

Clove Dental employs some of the greatest dentists in the world, who use their biomechanical knowledge to create your ideal smile. The clear aligners are produced from the highest-quality medically certified plastic and are cut and finished for ultimate comfort.

Why Use Clove Dental to Reshape Your Teeth?

  • iTero Scanner

The basic map of your present tooth location is created by the iTero intraoral scanner by Clove Dental. Physiological impressions, formerly created by allowing patients to bite back on an arch of putty or Impression material, letting the material form into a mould, and then refilling with plaster to make a depiction of the teeth, are no longer necessary. Instead, we can make a three-dimensional electronic image of your teeth’ alignment using advanced scanning technology as a starting point.

  • Simulator of Outcomes

The professionals at Invisalign® have developed software that can transform a virtual impression of your teeth into your perfect smile. During your appointment, we’ll be able to demonstrate to you in a matter of seconds how exactly your teeth will straighten over the next few months.

  • 3D Printing

At our clinic at Clove Dental, the sequence of aligners you’ll be using will be 3D created. They are made to be worn for 22 hours a day. A new pair of aligners will be delivered every month or two, advancing you to the next level of your treatment. One of our dentists will examine you regularly to ensure that everything is going according to plan.

For more information on clear aligners or to book an appointment with our professional team of dentists at a dental clinic near you, contact us right away!

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