Clear aligners are similar to braces in that they move teeth, they can be an alternative to braces however, you do not get the same result. They are more aesthetic, more comfortable, and can be removed to eat or brush your teeth – all great advantages! You can also take them out for special occasions, and most people do not notice when you’re wearing them. They can be used to treat minor crowding or aligning problems in as little as 9 months however, typically it takes 12-18 months.
Aligners are a popular treatment among adults. The virtually invisible aligners mean your treatment won’t impact on a your appearance, leaving you with renewed self-confidence that your aligner appliance isn’t noticeable to others . Aligners are an ideal teeth straightening method for adult patients in client facing employment. The removable aligners also come with the added benefit that they could be removed for important business presentations or public speaking.
Clear aligners are not suitable for all teeth or, for all crowding problems. The more severe the case, typically the less suitable clear aligners are for solving the problem. An assessment appointment will determine your eligibility.
Here at Live Life Smiling, Associate Professor (Dr) Peter Vaughan is highly vocal about the benefits a straight smile brings – increased confidence and happiness, and healthier teeth. He does not think that straight teeth should be limited to only those who can afford it.