Invisible braces are an excellent solution for anyone who needs orthodontic treatment, but doesn’t want to hide their lovely smile while getting it. Invisible braces, sometimes also called clear braces, are a series of plastic trays that are specially molded to the user’s teeth. They apply constant, gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into their ideal positions.
What are common tooth misalignment issues?
There are numerous types of tooth misalignment, but some of the most common include:
- Crowding: This is when there is simply not enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth. As a result, the teeth can become crooked or overlap each other.
- Spacing: The opposite of crowding, this is when there are gaps between the teeth. This can be due to missing teeth or large gaps between the natural teeth.
- Overbite: This is when the upper teeth bite down too far over the lower teeth. This can cause pain and difficulty eating.
- Underbite: The opposite of overbite, this is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth. Again, this can cause pain and difficulty with eating.
- Crossbite: This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly, causing the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth (or vice versa). Crossbites can lead to gum disease and uneven wear on the teeth.
Are there any complications for crooked teeth?
There are a few potential complications that can arise from having crooked teeth. If the teeth are extremely crooked, it can be difficult to clean them properly, which can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Additionally, Crooked teeth can also put extra stress on the jaw joint, sometimes referred to by dentists as the temporomandibular joint, which can lead to pain and dysfunction. In very severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the alignment of the teeth.
How do clear aligners fix tooth misalignment issues?
There are a variety of ways that clear aligners can fix tooth misalignment issues. The most common way is by gradually moving the teeth into their proper position over time. Clear aligners work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth, which moves them slowly into alignment. In some cases, clear aligners may also be used to help correct bite issues such as overbites or underbites.
Clear aligners are an effective treatment for both mild and moderate forms of tooth misalignment. In most cases, treatment with clear aligners takes between 9 and 18 months to complete. However, the exact length of treatment will depend on the severity of the misalignment. After treatment is completed, patients will need to wear a retainer to help keep the teeth in their new position.
What are the benefits of clear aligners?
If you’re looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal braces, clear aligners might be the right choice for you. Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces that can offer a number of benefits, including:
- They’re discreet: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
- They’re comfortable: Unlike braces, which can rub and irritate your gums and cheeks, clear aligners are made from smooth plastic that’s gentle on your mouth.
- They’re removable: You can take your clear aligners out to eat, brush, and floss, making it easier to keep your teeth and gums clean.
- They’re customized to the user: Clear aligners are made to fit your mouth specifically, so they’re more effective at correcting your teeth than over-the-counter options.
- They’re easy to maintain: No need for special tools to clean invisible braces! Just brush them with a toothbrush, then rinse them off.
- They don’t impose diet restrictions: Eat whatever you like while you’re undergoing your treatment. Just don’t eat while wearing the aligner trays, and don’t drink anything other than cold water.
How do I know if I can use invisible braces?
If you’re considering clear aligners to straighten your teeth, the first step is to consult with an orthodontist or dentist who offers this treatment. They will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and take X-rays and/or digital scans to assess whether clear aligners are right for you.
In general, clear aligners are most effective in treating mild to moderate cases of misalignment. If your teeth are severely crooked or have other complex issues, traditional braces may be a better option.
Clear aligners are also not recommended for children whose teeth are still growing and changing. For these patients, braces or another form of treatment may be more appropriate.
If you and your orthodontist determine that aligners are right for you, the next step is to make your custom aligners. At ALINA, we take digital scans of your teeth so that the aligners can be made to fit snugly over them.
You’ll typically need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. As you progress through the treatment plan, your teeth will gradually shift into their proper positions. Most people finish treatment within six months to a year, though this can vary depending on the individual case.
How can ALINA Invisible Braces help remedy crooked teeth?
ALINA is a top choice for invisible braces available on the market today, and can treat almost every mild to moderate kind of malocclusion, including all of the issues mentioned here. This is because ALINA has:
- Better materials – ALINA’s invisible braces are made with a space-age, FDA-approved material that’s hypoallergenic and perfectly transparent, to fully allow patients to uncover their smiles.
- Better technology – Using Ai-powered AlinaSmile technology, the patient’s most beautiful smile is achieved, taking into consideration all of their facial features, not just their teeth.
- Better results – More than a million people throughout the US, Canada, and the UK have achieved beautiful smiles by partnering with ALINA.
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