Clear Orthodontic Aligners Kanata
Clear orthodontic aligners are an innovative way of straightening teeth, offering many benefits over traditional metal braces. These custom-made, transparent plastic trays are becoming increasingly popular, especially among adults who are looking for a discreet way to improve their smile. In this article, we will explore the many benefits of clear orthodontic aligners and why you should consider them for your orthodontic treatment.
Clear orthodontic aligners are nearly invisible, making them an excellent option for individuals who are self-conscious about wearing braces. Traditional metal braces are known for their conspicuous appearance, which can make some people feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are made of transparent plastic that blends in with the teeth, allowing wearers to smile confidently without feeling self-conscious.
Clear aligners are comfortable to wear.
Unlike traditional braces, which can cause discomfort or soreness due to the pressure of the metal brackets and wires, clear aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that fits snugly against the teeth. They also do not have any wires or brackets that can irritate the cheeks or gums, which can be a significant relief for people who have experienced discomfort while wearing metal braces.
Clear aligners are removable, meaning they can be taken out when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. This makes them much more convenient than traditional braces, which cannot be removed until the treatment is complete. Removable aligners also make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene, as wearers can brush and floss their teeth without any obstacles.
Clear aligners offer a shorter treatment time compared to traditional braces.
In general, clear aligners can straighten teeth within 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of the orthodontic issues being treated. Traditional braces can take up to two years to complete the same treatment, which can be a significant advantage for individuals who want to see results quickly.
Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, which can result in a more effective treatment. Dr. Maneet Ahlawat will take digital impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a series of aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position. The custom-made aligners can also be adjusted throughout the treatment to ensure the best results possible.
Clear aligners can also help improve your overall oral health.
Straighter teeth are easier to clean, which can lead to better oral hygiene and a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Clear aligners can also help to correct bite issues, which can improve your ability to chew food and speak clearly.
In conclusion, clear orthodontic aligners offer many benefits over traditional metal braces, including comfort, convenience, shorter treatment times, and improved oral hygiene. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, talk to your dentist at Kanata Highlands Dental Care about the benefits of clear aligners and whether they are right for you. With clear aligners, you can achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile without compromising your appearance or comfort.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to brush, floss, eat and drink anything other than water. As you advance your aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, day by day, week by week — until they have straightened to their designed final positions.
Dr. Maneet Ahlawat will see you about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages about 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment are between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.