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  • 23 January 2018

  • Orthodontics

Clear aligners

If you are interested in orthodontic correction, but don’t love the idea of having to wear braces or metal devices, clear aligners may be the ideal solution for you.

Clear aligners are a modern and near-invisible method for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic problems. They align teeth just as braces do, but using a transparent, removable aligner.

Just like with conventional braces, adjustment appointments are generally every six to eight weeks. However, clear aligners are changed every two weeks on average, based on your dentist’s recommendations. Each aligner adjusts your teeth according to the plan decided on by your dentist, by applying the required level of pressure.

In general, orthodontic treatment using clear aligners is faster than with traditional braces. Since patient compliance is essential to the success of the treatment, patients must be disciplined about wearing their aligners at all times to avoid prolonging the treatment or compromising the results.

Treatment with clear aligners involves creating a virtual model of your teeth with a computer program to show you all of the steps involved, from the initial position of the teeth up to the final desired result.

Lastly, oral hygiene is easy since you simply remove the aligner to brush your teeth and floss.

To find out whether clear aligners are right for you, we suggest making an appointment with a Lapointe Dental Centres professional.

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