Invisalign® and Clear Aligners
Many years ago, when someone wanted to get their teeth straightened, they had to be content with metal braces that were quite uncomfortable. However, these days, we now have clear aligners treatment that makes the process of making cosmetic corrections to your teeth much more convenient and painless. At Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry, we use Invisalign and Clear Aligners to align your smile.
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners is an innovative dental cosmetic procedure that involves using a series of custom-fit clear aligners that can help shift your teeth into proper position. Unlike traditional fixed metal brackets, clear aligners are removable and almost-invisible aligners that can help give you a boost of confidence.
You will have to consult with Dr. Shohreh Sabeti to determine whether clear aligners treatment is the best dental option for you. Typically though, the treatment works well for cosmetic changes to your tooth, which require mild to moderate realignment of your teeth. However, for more complex orthodontic procedures, we may recommend you alternative dental options.
How Does Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners treatment is being used by dentists in over 45 countries. Treatment starts with diagnostic x-ray imaging of your teeth and creating impressions of your mouth. Sometimes, if your mouth is overcrowded, a few teeth may need to be removed before the treatment can begin.
We will use the x-rays and dental impression to create a series of invisible aligners made of clear, firm plastic. You need to wear the first aligner for two weeks and then replace it with the subsequent one in the series after that and so on. All the aligners are adjusted slightly to aid your teeth to realign themselves.
Clear aligners aligners need to be removed from the mouth while you are eating or brushing your teeth. However, for successful treatment, you need to wear them for about 22 hours a day.
Some adults who have had braces in their childhood, but experience slight relapse of their teeth again, may need to use these aligners for just 10 weeks. Others who suffer from worse misalignment may need to wear these aligners for 24 months or even more, depending on the state of their teeth.
Candidates for Clear Aligners Treatment
Clear aligners treatment works well for orthodontic problems like:
Benefits of Using Clear Aligners Treatment
Clear aligners treatment has several benefits over traditional brackets:
Limitations of Using Clear Aligners Treatment
Clear aligners treatment may have a few cons as well:
If you are interested in getting clear aligners treatment, call us now at (213) 314-0636, and we will see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.