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If you have irregular teeth, odds are that you have spent a large part of your life being conscious of them. The good news is that it needn’t be the case, any more. If you are looking for a discreet treatment, clear teeth aligners are the perfect answer.
With clear aligner technology made available, you can ensure that your teeth gradually move into proper alignment without others noticing that you are wearing them.
Some of the issues that teeth aligners address, include:
How does teeth straightening work with aligners?
Essentially teeth aligners involve clear transparent trays that are worn over your teeth. These trays are customized to the exact requirements of your teeth through a thorough scan. The aligners, in turn, push the teeth into their proper position. Aligners need to be replaced every 10-14 days as the teeth alignment improves. The aligner trays are removable on your own & new ones put in their place. Due to the transparent as well as removable nature of these trays they are increasingly preferred over traditional braces.
Advantages of Clear Teeth Aligners
Let us look at some of the advantages of clear aligners in some more detail:
The biggest advantage of course is the fact that aligners are virtually invisible and hence you aren’t conscious of other people even knowing that you have a treatment in progress.
2. Improved Treatment Time
The big advantage with teeth aligners is that the time of treatment is between 6-12 months, while traditional braces typically need between 12-24 months.
The teeth aligners are known for their comfort especially since they can be taken off easily, although they need to be worn between 20-22 hours daily. They do not come with the risk of cuts from metal wires and brackets.
4. No Dietary Restrictions
The fact that you can take off the aligners means that it comes with no dietary restrictions. Therefore, unlike with braces you do not have to worry about eating hard or chewy food.
5. Fewer Dental Visits
Since you can change the dental trays comfortably, yourself, and put new ones in place, you need fewer dental visits, typically once every six to eight weeks.
6. Improved Dental Health
Once your teeth are straighter, not only do you gain confidence, but you can also benefit from the fact that straighter teeth can be brushed & flossed easily. You will therefore have to contend with issues like plaque, far less.
Types of Teeth Aligners
Teeth aligning processes can range from:
1. Traditional Braces
Traditional braces comprise of brackets and bands that work to realign teeth over a period depending on the severity of the patient’s teeth.
2. Ceramic Braces
These are made from clear material that therefore they are far less visible than traditional braces. They are also far more comfortable than their metal counterparts.
3. Clear Teeth Aligners
These clear tray aligners are extremely user friendly as they are made of a flexible thermoplastic material. As these clear coverings fit tightly over your teeth, they are far less noticeable. These invisible teeth aligners are available in different brands, of which Invisalign remains the most popular.
Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for teeth aligners in Pleasanton?
With years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and otherwise, we offer you a seamless experience with your teeth aligners. Our trained team will ensure that it recommends the right aligners that work for your requirements and ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
Traditional Orthodontics FAQs
1. What are teeth aligners?
These are transparent trays that are customized to your teeth & help align them. They are nearly invisible & can be removed at any time, unlike traditional braces. They are also far more comfortable.
2. How long do you need to wear teeth aligners?
While the exact duration depends upon your bespoke condition, typically teeth aligners take between 6-12 months. Also, they need to be worn for 20-22 hours daily.
3. How old should you be to make use of teeth aligners?
Typically, it is student for anyone above the age of 14 as prior to that teeth are still falling out & growing.
4. Do teeth hurt with aligners?
You could feel a slight discomfort for the first few days. However, there is no severe pain.
5. Are there any food restrictions with teeth aligners?
Unlike conventional braces, clear teeth aligners need to be removed while eating. There are therefore no dietary restrictions. All you need to be careful of is to make sure you clean your teeth & aligner before reinserting it.
6. For how long can you remove your teeth aligners at a time?
Overall since you need to keep them on for 20-22 hours a day, you should largely take them out at the time of consuming food or snacks.
7. What happens when treatment is completed?
You may be given a final set of teeth aligners that have to be worn as retainers at night so that your teeth do not shift back.
8. How do I clean my teeth aligners?
Ensure you brush and floss before wearing them. Wash the aligners each time you reinsert them. Other than that, be careful not to eat or drink anything with your aligners on.
9. What is an attachment?
These are small button like substances that are glued to some of your teeth that aid in tooth movement.
10. How much do teeth aligners cost?
Invisalign costs between $1,800 to $9,500 per treatment, depending on how complex the orthodontic problem is.
11. Does dental insurance cover the cost of teeth aligners?
You will need to check your individual insurance plan as some plans may cover the entire cost while others may cover a portion.
12. What are some of the other ways to pay?
If your insurance does not cover the cost of aligners, some of the other ways to pay include:
- Payment Plans
- Credit & loans
13. How can I reach you for a Teeth Alignment procedure?
You can call us at 925-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.
Book your teeth aligner appointment now!
Want to restore the confidence of your smile with straight teeth? Teeth aligners can be the best available option for you. When you visit our dental office, we review all the available options with you and create a suitable teeth aligner procedure plan to make your smile more attractive. If you want to make your smile attractive, call us at 925 846 4491 or email us at email@example.com or click on the following button to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to caring for your smile!