Clear aligners are clear, thin, plastic-like trays, customized for every individual patient. The complete set of aligners are generated containing particular number of pairs of trays according to software results. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth varies based on the individual’s orthodontic problem and its correction.
Maintenance of clear aligners
Every pair of aligners are worn for 1-2 week at a time, and moves teeth gradually. Patients are responsible for putting in and removing their aligners. Patients must remove aligners for meals and when brushing/flossing.
These transparent aligners are painless, comfortable, can be removed while eating, can be carried along easily while on the go, also help to clean teeth better. They are specifically made or customized for every patient, making sure there is a good tight fit.
|Clear Aligners||Braces Treatment|
|Less noticeable, more discrete||Very noticeable|
|Can be removed for special occasions||Fixed on teeth|
|Fewer appointments needed||More number of appointments needed|
|Have smooth surfaces that do not cause any ulcers or chafing to cheeks or lips.||Can cause some discomfort initially to cheeks and lips.|
|Very easy to maintain hygiene by brushing and flossing.||Can make hygiene practises like brushing and flossing difficult.|
|Can eat whatever we want.||Restrictions are there on what we can eat.|