Clear Aligners are designed to help guide teeth into their proper position. The aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit each person’s mouth. If a series of aligners are made, each aligner moves the teeth a little bit more into place until the desired movement is completed.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day to reach the desired maximum effectiveness. Each aligner is worn for three weeks before changing to the next one. The length of treatment with aligners depends upon the severity of each case. Typically, aligner treatment can be as short as three weeks or as long as six months.
Advantages of Clear Aligners:
- Almost invisible
- Removable for a good oral hygiene and eating
- Smooth and comfortable
- Can prevent tooth wear from grinding