Clear aligners are used to restore teeth that have grown out of alignment with the teeth arch. They are customized trays designed after the impression of your mouth in order to treat your dental condition specifically and aims to return the misaligned teeth back to normalcy.
Restore dental health with clear aligners
The advantage with clear aligners is that it can also be used to deploy medications and perform teeth whitening besides its primary purpose of correcting alignment. Being removable, they outperform braces which are used to treat a similar condition. However, where braces can treat extreme misalignments, aligners are used for the minor to moderate cases and require a multi-step program to treat the extreme cases.
1. Customized for your teeth
Your dental care professional can customize clear aligners for you. Customized aligners are modeled after your teeth impressions and aim to restore misaligned teeth to normalcy. Customized aligners can also be used to administer medications to your teeth and gums if required. This means, your aligners should always feel natural and comfortable. If it’s not so, it is recommended to get a replacement with the new specifications.
For extreme cases, aligners are redesigned and customized to treat your misaligned teeth at each step of the treatment depending on progress. Being affordable and removable, this is a better way to ensure that the appliance is clean.
2. Always use the accessories provided
It is important to keep your clear aligners free of contaminants. The best way to do ensure this is to use the accessories provided with your aligners as they are custom designed to keep them germ free and undamaged when not in use.
3. Aligners on the go
The advantage with using aligners is that it is removable and hence, portable. You should ensure that you carry the case provided in order to store it somewhere cool, clean and sterile. You should also carry cleaning materials if you’re travelling for a while with your aligners in order to keep them in ship shape.
Carrying spare aligners is also a recommended option as it can help you keep to your treatment in case your current set gets misplaced. If you’re in a multi-step treatment program, make sure you have aligners for the next stage as well as previous stages with you in order to use when required.
4. Proper usage
You should always remember to remove your aligners before eating as it can stain them and even get stuck in there hampering your treatment. Staining is hard to remove and food particles can also damage your aligners. Applying and removing aligners from your teeth arch should always be done as directed by your dental care professional.
5. Controlling habits
To prevent your aligners from being stained and damaged, it is important to control certain habits like smoking, drinking beverages like coffee and soft drinks, as they can effectively damage your aligners. Besides water, you should have all other drinks and food with your aligners removed.
Using clear aligners for that perfect smile
Clear aligners are a one –stop solution to cosmetic dentistry where misaligned teeth are concerned. Braces are immaculately visible which ruins the aesthetic quality of your teeth. Clear aligners are seemingly invisible and thus helps maintain the brilliance of your smile without any impediment in treatment.