What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are the new trend in orthodontics which revolutionised the field. Clear aligners are a breakthrough technology approved by USFDA. These aligners are removable and made of medical grade plastic appliances. Clear aligners help to correct teeth malocclusion without wearing brackets. Clear aligners can be considered as a modern alternative to the braces, used to straighten the teeth. Clear aligners work exactly like the traditional braces and corrects the teeth to be in the real position. Unlike metal braces, they don’t need to be worn 24 hours. Clear aligners can be removed while having food. The individual is supposed to wear it for a minimum of 20 hours a day for the best result. Clear aligners take shorter period of treatment when compared to that of the traditional braces. Clear aligners are also tailor-made to fit each individual’s mouth.
Why clear aligners?
The most-loved advantage of clear aligner is that, it is invisible. Teenagers and adults will prefer clear aligners as a better choice as they can smile without brackets and wires. Foodies and those who love to snack each moment will also love clear aligners as they are removable. The easy-to-use aligners doesn’t require any special care to maintain them. Cleaning clear aligners are very simple. Other major advantage of clear aligners over traditional braces is that, they are not painful and irritating. As the traditional brackets, the invisible aligners will not cause any cuts and wounds in the cheeks and gums. Clear aligners can be the best choice for minor teeth movements of individuals.
Authored By DR.Girish P.V - Orthodontist, Bangalore