What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are an advanced and aesthetically presentable alternative to traditional braces. These are designed to shift or guide teeth into a desirable position to achieve both functional and aesthetic requirements.
Clear Aligners function in the same way as traditional braces, they control tooth
movement using a gradual force, but without the use of metal wires or brackets.
A durable plastic material is used to make the aligners and is designed to fit each individual's mouth.
A series of aligners might be used over a time period and each aligner moves the teeth in small increments until the desired position is achieved.
Benefits Clear Aligners v/s Metal Braces,
Clear aligners are an ideal alternative for patients who look for a beautiful smile but hesitate to wear ugly metal braces.
Aligners are helpful for patients who have undergone orthodontic
treatment in the past and want to make slight corrections to their smile.
Advantages to clear aligners over traditional metal braces.
- Easier for you to brush and floss after meals as Clear aligners are removable
- Hygenic and takes less effort to keep clean
- Clear aligners are less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums, so comfortable for prolonged use
- Prevent wearing of tooth from grinding
- No change in eating habits & Lifestyle
- Very few visits to the dentist
- Results can be visualized before starting the treatment
- Clear aligners are ideal options for frequent travelers and person who's work demands good looks, like air hostesses, Pilots, CXO, model, etc.
How long should clear aligners be worn?
Aligners are to be worn for a minimum of 20 hours in a day to achieve the desired maximum effectiveness and good results.
Usually, each aligner is worn for 3 weeks before shifting to the next one. The duration of treatment with aligners depends upon the complexity of each case.
Typically, treatment with aligners can be as short as 3 weeks or extend to over 6 months. Overall, as compared to traditional braces aligners offer a much shorter treatment duration
How much does Clear Aligners Cost in India, Bangalore?
The cost of clear aligners is most affordable in India compared to any other country in the world. Also, the outcome are much better as India has the most skilled orthodontists in the world
The cost of clear aligners ranges from Rs. 85.000 to Rs. 150.000 depending upon the complexity of the correction, the number of aligners required, associated dental complications and no of visits to the dentists.
Results of Clear Aligners, before and after
Popularly known by the manufacturer's names, such as Invisalign
, clear aligners are usually referred as ‘invisible braces
.' But patients often ask ‘will they really work as well as traditional braces'?
Yes they are equal to or even better than traditional braces, The most appealing aspects of clear aligners are that they are subtle, they are transparent, they're custom-made, and they fit snugly on your teeth, something comparable to small mouthguard used in boxing
Clear aligners are the always better as they provide three core benefits, which are functional, aesthetics and hygiene.