6 Facts to Know About Clear Aligners for Adults
There’s a reason why dentists from the past advised us to do orthodontic treatments as early as possible. Straightening your teeth in your teens may help to avoid more complex orthodontic issues in later years. However, clear aligners are designed especially for adults as the treatment requires you to follow a disciplined lifestyle. Here are some facts that you need to know about clear aligners before getting them.
An invisible shield you always wanted
You have finally decided to get your crooked tooth fixed after 20 years of ignoring it. But, with so many options available, how would you make your pick? OrthoFX clear aligners are all that you wanted your braces to be – invisible (they have an ISO-refractive surface that adapts easily), removable, stain-resistant, easy-to-clean and provides the quicker result. If your profession demands you to look a certain way, clear aligner treatment would not hinder it in any way. Unless you disclose it to your colleagues, no one would even know that you are wearing a plastic shield on your teeth.
Change them every 2 weeks
You need to change your OrthoFX clear aligners every two weeks to get the best results. Each OrthoFX clear aligner kit is specially designed based on the 3D scanning technology used by your assigned orthodontist. They move your teeth 0.33 mm every two weeks and bring them into their proper position. When compared to braces, OrthoFX clear aligners are much more comfortable as they are made with three layers of plastic with an elastomeric layer in the middle.
Not for complex tooth corrections
Clear aligners may not work on teeth that need extensive orthodontic treatments. They are especially helpful when the condition is minor to moderate. OrthoFX clear aligners are often used to help straighten the front teeth and correct mild bite issues. This is why OrthoFX follows a proper diagnostic procedure with the help of orthodontists to design a personalized treatment method for you.
Needs to lead a disciplined lifestyle
Clear aligners are not for those who take them lightly. That’s why we said it suits adults better than kids. You need to wear them at least 22 hours a day to get the desired result. Even though they are removable and make eating and drinking easier, you may need to time your food in-takes to avoid reducing the time you wear the aligners.
Do not wear them while you eat or drink
Water is the only exception to this rule. You must take out your aligners before eating or drinking and must put them back on once you are done. This rule applies to smoking as well. If you are a heavy smoker, this is not a treatment that we would suggest for you. You must practice proper oral hygiene while undergoing this treatment. You need to clean your aligners with a soft brush before putting them back on.
Follow the instruction manual
OrthoFX clear aligners are made using a next-generation polymer, FXTetra™, hence, they are not to be cleaned using toothpaste or hot water. We have provided an instruction manual along with the aligners that need to be followed step-by-step to not damage or break the aligners.