Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a popular option for teeth alignment due to their discreet and comfortable nature. But do they fix teeth permanently? In this blog post, we will explore how clear aligners work, the results they can achieve, and the maintenance required to ensure the longevity of the results.
How Clear Aligners Work
Clear aligners work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. They are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth, and the patient is required to wear them for at least 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. The treatment duration can vary from a few months to a year, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Clear aligners can effectively straighten teeth and improve bite alignment, but it’s important to note that they are not a permanent solution. Once the treatment is completed, patients will need to wear retainers to maintain the results and to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position. The retention period can be different for each patient, but it’s usually recommended to wear the retainers at least during the night time for a period of time.
To ensure the longevity of the results, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, and to visit the dentist and orthodontist for regular check-ups. Avoiding habits that can cause the teeth to shift such as biting nails, chewing on pens, or using the teeth as tools can also help maintain the results.
Clear aligners can effectively straighten teeth and improve bite alignment, but they are not a permanent solution. Retention and maintenance are important to ensure the longevity of the results. Alina Invisible Braces offers a clear, comfortable and affordable solution for teeth alignment with a team of experts that will ensure proper retention and maintenance. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and see how Alina Invisible Braces can help you achieve a beautiful and long-lasting smile.