Everything you need to know about clear aligners: How do they work and what advantages do they offer?

Clear aligners are plastic devices used to correct alterations in the alignment and position of teeth, such as crowding and malocclusions. One of their advantages is that, as their name indicates, they are transparent and practically imperceptible.

The main objective of clear aligners is to achieve optimal chewing function through correct alignment of the teeth, while increasing the patient's self-esteem by improving dental and facial esthetics. Likewise, by correcting the bite, certain ailments related to dental malocclusions such as pain in the facial muscles or neck will also diminish or disappear.

Currently on the market we have a wide variety of brands and options that have turned to the development of clear aligner systems. But the most important thing is to have a highly trained professional with the right knowledge to work with the chosen system and perform the correct treatment, and here we have them!

of Clear Aligners

  • 1. They are transparent. Therefore, they are a more esthetic and discreet option in comparison to conventional orthodontics that uses the well-known and visible braces.

  • 2. They are removable devices. This makes them easier to clean and also makes it easier to brush the teeth. Another point to highlight is that the accumulation of dental plaque and food debris between the teeth will be lower compared to what happens in patients with conventional orthodontics.

  • 3. State-of-the-art system. Its 3D software allows the preview of the results, which favors the planning and precision of the treatment.



How long should I wear each aligner?

Normally each aligner is changed every two weeks, and each new aligner used is different from the previous one in order to modify the position of the teeth. The number of sets of aligners needed depends on each case and patient.

How long does the treatment last?

The time for completion of treatment varies from patient to patient but can be anywhere from 1 year to 1.5 years. Keep in mind that the speed and effectiveness of treatment is directly related to wearing the aligners as many hours as possible during the day (preferably 20-22 hours), i.e., if you do not wear them, the necessary movements to correct the malocclusion will not be performed.

Can clear aligners cause me any harm?

No, since no wires are used, but plastic splints that fit the patient's teeth, there is no risk of sores or injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth (lips, inner cheeks, etc.).

Should I remove my aligners to brush my teeth?

Yes, as they are removable, you will not have problems to perform a correct brushing and flossing routine. In addition, you will also be able to clean the splints before putting them back on.

Is the treatment with clear aligners expensive?

First of all, the cost varies from patient to patient, as the number of splints needed will be determined by the complexity of the patient's condition, and remember that each splint is customized. In addition, this treatment uses very advanced and precise technology, which has many advantages.
If you are thinking about starting treatment with clear aligners, we hope this information has been helpful, and if you still have questions and think this is the best option for you, don't hesitate to contact us!


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