Clear Aligner Therapy is considered the modern alternative to standard treatment or brackets.
This involves wearing custom made aligners of transparent plastic, correcting the position and occlusion (bite) in an effective and aesthetical way.
During treatment the patient can remove these aligners (recommended only during meals or brushing) and they are changed periodically, every two weeks being replaced by the next set. The teeth will move little by little reaching the position prescribed by your orthodontist.
This method of teeth alignment is for both young teenagers (over 14 years) and adults, and the treatment is spread over an average period of 12-14 months.
Compared to the standard treatment with brackets, there are some advantages:
– it is more comfortable compared to the fixed appliances, they do not irritate the gums and soft tissues;
– it corrects the problems of occlusion in an aesthetical way, rendering it hard to notice by people around;
– it provides hygienic solution for orthodontic problem because they do not hinder the effective oral hygiene (brushing, flossing), does not let the pieces of food enter past the appliance, does not favour the formation of plaque or enamel demineralization.