Are Clear Aligners Effective?

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“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

How often have you come across this famous quote by legendary actress Phyllis Diller? Pretty frequently for sure. However, not everyone is physically blessed with a straight smile. Orthodontics is the specialized field within dentistry that deals with correction of irregularities of the position of teeth and bite. Invisible aligners are becoming increasingly popular as a more comfortable and esthetic to fix teeth irregularities.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are transparent orthodontic removable trays made from strong plastic material that can easily slip onto your teeth to control its movement in order to perfect alignment issues (commonly known as malocclusion). Ask your dentist or orthodontist for treatment with clear aligners if you are looking for an alternative for traditional braces to fix teeth alignment, overcrowding or spacing issues. Your doctor can recommend the best option for you.

How does it work?

OrthoFX creates a series of custom computer-generated aligners, designed by highly advanced technique(s), are custom-made to fit perfectly onto an individual’s teeth. Clear aligners have to be worn for most of the day (20-22 hours). Average treatment time ranges from 6 months to 2 years. You will have to change into a new set of aligners every 7 days over the treatment period, with each set moving your teeth gently into the right position prescribed by your doctor.

How effective are clear aligners?

Clear aligners have been steadily gaining popularity over the last decade. For patients with mild-to-moderately crowded or incorrectly spaced teeth, clear aligners are a great solution to treat their orthodontic challenges. Some of the reasons why clear aligners are popular include easy removal, lack of metal edges and possible decrease in total treatment time to fix chief concerns. Aligners are more convenient and hygienic – they can be removed during eating, brushing or flossing easily. The metal-free design of clear aligners makes them more comfortable – this is important as you have to wear the aligners for most part of the day. Orthodontic treatment using clear aligners can take less time compared to traditional braces because it is easier to view and track the movement of the teeth to the new ideal positions monitored by your OrthoFX doctor.

OrthoFX views patient comfort as a key priority — the FXTetra aligners by OrthoFX applies 40% less pressure on the teeth. In addition, each set of our aligners are worn for a single week instead of two or more weeks like other brands. So if you have doubts on whether to settle for clear aligners or not, then think no more and head for an appointment with a dentist or orthodontist at OrthoFX for the best (and safe) treatment experience.