When you start to look for ways to correct crooked teeth or other such malocclusions, the first treatment you come across is braces. Well, there is an alternative that is discrete, more effective, and takes less time. And it is just one orthodontic consultation away! We are talking about clear aligners.
Wondering what clear aligners are? Aligners are clear trays that you can place in your mouth. They cover your teeth and apply gentle pressure to push them into the correct position. They are custom-made to fit your teeth by one orthodontic consultation. Are you interested in finding out if aligners are the right choice for you? Read on!
Isn’t it exciting that you can correct your malocclusions and get the perfect smile without wearing those unappealing conventional braces? You might want to schedule an orthodontic consultation immediately since the time is taken for aligner treatment is significantly lesser than that for braces.
Aligners may seem perfect, but there are certain conditions for using them. Here are the factors you need to consider before making the orthodontic consultation.
The first consideration is your dental condition. The aligners work for a wide range of issues such as dental overcrowding, overjet, crossbite, overbite, open bite, and spacing. Aligners are the answer to almost all the usual dental issues.
Can teeth be straightened at any age? Almost all age groups can straighten their teeth using aligners. Here is how effective they are according to the age group.
Since aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, they may not be advisable for very young kids. Kids’ teeth change as they grow, and the aligners might not fit after just a few months, and they may need new ones.
Even though you can take off aligners when you wish, they should be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day for the time taken for aligner treatment to be less. Since very young kids may take off aligners and not put them back in time, there is a chance that they may only wear them for a short duration during the day, thereby reducing their effectiveness.
Since all the milk teeth have been replaced by permanent teeth for teenagers, they can wear aligners without any worry. Teenagers are more responsible than children and can wear the aligners for the prescribed duration per day.
Aligners are the best choice for adults who want to correct their imperfections but shy away from wearing braces. Wearing aligners will not affect their professional life, especially for the adults who have to be in front of the camera for shoots or who are in customer-facing professional jobs.
As you grow older, your tooth movement and healing will be slower. Even though older patients can wear aligners, the time taken for aligner treatment will not be the same as that for a younger person.
A set of aligners can cost between INR 60,000 to INR 3.5 lakhs. The price varies from person to person and depends on the severity of the underlying teeth condition as all aligners are custom-made to provide you with the best possible function and confident smiles.
Not only are aligners more discrete than braces, but they are also more comfortable and easier to maintain. The time taken for aligner treatment is usually less than seven months for very minor corrections, and you will not have to visit the orthodontist as often as you would with braces. Aligners also let you maintain good oral hygiene as you can remove them while brushing your teeth. Moreover, you can eat any food during aligner therapy as they are removable, and you won’t have to limit yourself as with braces.
Clear aligners are the best option for treating your dental malocclusions. The aligners from Flash Orthodontics are crafted with precision using the latest 3D printer technology. You can always get your doubts cleared by an orthodontic consultation with Flash Certified Orthodontist. You don’t even have to wait for a long time to get your aligners, as they will be dispatched within four days. What are you waiting for? Get your perfect smile today with a Flash-certified Orthodontist.
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