Clear aligners or braces look like see-through gumshields and are most frequently used to treat the teeth at the front of the mouth. They can move a maximum of six to eight teeth, however, in some situations they can move more teeth. Generally, people will not recognise you are wearing clear braces because they are see-through. So, to make small adjustments to your teeth in a harmless and fast way, clear braces are the way to go!
Clear braces work by using a series of clear aligners that are made bespoke to you and fit over your top and/or bottom teeth. Each aligner puts a little bit of pressure on to the teeth in the direction of the movement required. Logically, as the tooth moves, the pressure on the teeth will ease and then at this time, you will need to replace the aligner with a new one. Although, the clear aligner must be worn for around 22 hours a day, they can be removed to allow you to enjoy your food and follow your oral hygiene routine.
Teeth straightening with clear braces can take anywhere from four months to eighteen months, however, most cases are typically treated in just over twelve months. In some cases, it may be necessary to add attachments to certain teeth to help the brace work more effectively, particularly if gentle pressure is needed for tooth rotation. After treatment with clear aligners and your teeth are in the preferred position, you’ll need to wear a clear retainer to stop your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Free orthodontic consultations at Glen Dental
We offer a free consultation for teeth straightening, so, if you are considering this treatment and would like to find out more, please call us on 0116 2593386 today to book.