In many ways, clear dental aligners, such as those offered by SmilePath, are an excellent alternative to conventional orthodontics, such as metal braces. Every two weeks or so, individuals receive new, practically invisible, custom-made aligners that progressively shift teeth into position.
Table of contents
1. Suffering from Severe Malocclusion?
2. How Orthodontic Care Works
3. Discussing lear Aligners
3.1 Looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth?
3.2 How about removing your aligners for a few hours daily?
3.3 Don’t Want to spend much time sterilizing your orthodontic appliance?
3.4 Does the idea of going to the dentist less often sound good?
3.5 Are you worried that people will notice your aligners?
3.6 How Fast Do You Want Your Teeth to Be Straightened?
3.7 Will you feel good wearing your SmilePath aligners?
4. Are aligners the right kind of treatment for you?
Many individuals find SmilePath's invisible braces to be a simple and cost-effective way to straighten their teeth without the inconveniences of traditional braces.
Consider the following questions and consult with our dentists to evaluate whether SmilePath aligners are the appropriate teeth alignment treatment for you.
Suffering From Severe Malocclusion?
SmilePath clear aligners are developed for those with slight misalignment or flaws in their smile. A little space between teeth or a few teeth that have displaced can be realigned in less than 12 months.
However, when a patient's teeth are excessively crooked or misaligned, our dentist may suggest going for another treatment. A patient with a significant overbite or excessively crowded teeth, for example, may not achieve the same fantastic outcomes with clear aligners as a patient with only a few misaligned teeth.
Want to learn more about clear aligners so you can make an informed decision regarding teeth-straightening options? It is essential that you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each orthodontic treatment option before selecting one, whether for functional or aesthetic purposes.
How Orthodontic Care Works
Considering getting teeth straightened with a set of clear aligners? People who visit the dentist and express a desire for a more aesthetically pleasing smile often receive recommendations for orthodontic treatment. A faulty bite can cause difficulties chewing food, jaw pain, and even a diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which is why orthodontics is also concerned with correcting any malocclusions of the teeth and/or jaw. There are a few different kinds of braces that can be used as part of a treatment plan to straighten teeth.
Discussing Clear Aligners
If you're considering orthodontic treatment to improve your oral health, the following questions can help you determine if aligners are a good option for you.
Looking for a discreet way to straighten your Teeth?
When worn, clear aligners are seldom detectable because of their transparency. This is why many grownups who want straighter teeth go with this method. Moreover, the time required to wear custom aligners is less compared to other teeth straightening techniques because of how quickly they function.
How about removing your aligners out for a few hours every day?
The ability to remove clear aligners for a few hours daily facilitates routine dental hygiene and eating. Adults in the workforce frequently opt for aligners since they may be easily removed for activities like giving presentations.
Want to spend as little time as possible sterilizing your orthodontic appliance?
Since clear aligners require less maintenance, its use is convenient for persons with hectic schedules. They should be rinsed frequently to remove food particles, cleaned at least twice a day to avoid bacteria development, and soaked for 20 to 30 minutes daily to thoroughly clean. Those who choose aligners will spend minimal time maintaining them once they get the hang of doing so.
Does the idea of going to the dentist less often sound good?
When clear aligners are used to straighten a person's teeth, they don't have to go to the dentist as often. There is no need to tighten the aligners so often because each set is made to continue the process of straightening the teeth. With traditional braces, you have to go to the dentist every few months to have the braces tightened.
Are you worried that people will notice your aligners?
Having braces as a teen isn't very cool, but most teens don't have to go through it alone. Most adults, however, would agree that even if they want straighter teeth, they don't want braces to change the way they look. When out with friends, many people try to hide their braces because they are ashamed of them.
Another good thing about SmilePath aligners is that they are hard to see. Most people won't even notice that you have retainers or aligners on your teeth. You get the straight smile you've always wanted, and you don't have to hide your smile while you're getting treatment.
How Fast Do You Want Your Teeth to Be Straightened?
The length of your treatment depends on how bad your misaligned teeth are. If you have a big overbite or underbite or another severe form of misalignment, treatment with clear aligners will take much longer.
On the other hand, maybe only a few of your teeth are crowded, crooked, or missing. Then, SmilePath clear aligners will help fix these smaller problems in less time than other orthodontic treatments. Sometimes treatment is over in just six months!
Will you feel good about wearing your SmilePath aligners?
The last thing to think about is how willing and motivated you are to wear your aligners daily. With braces, a person can't just take them off and put them back on whenever they want. But it's a different story when you use clear retainers or aligners.
When you eat and brush your teeth, our dentists will ask you to take out your clear aligners. This makes it easy, which is one reason why many people choose SmilePath in the first place. During treatment, you won't have to stay away from certain foods that are sticky or hard. You'll also keep your teeth cleaner and prevent the buildup of plaque that can happen around metal braces.
But the catch is that you have to wear the aligners for 20–22 hours a day for the treatment to work. If you don't wear your aligners for most of the day and while you sleep, it will take longer for you to get the great results this treatment can offer.
Clear aligners only work well if the patient is self-disciplined and works hard at them. But once you do, you'll love how this works!
Are aligners the right kind of orthodontic treatment for you?
Now that you know more about clear aligners, have you decided if this is the best way to straighten your teeth? It's really important that you choose a choice that works with your life. Just like any other way to straighten your teeth, orthodontic treatment has rules that must be followed for it to work best.
Contact our experts at SmilePath right away to find out more or set up an initial consultation.