Clear aligners are the perfect, discreet orthodontic solution to achieve a straighter smile. They are appropriate for all patients over the age of 15 seeking to correct mild to moderate conditions, including overcrowding, gaps, and misaligned teeth.
In addition to their unparalleled strength and clarity, Abra Dental’s clear aligners provide a safe and effective teeth-straightening experience without compromising any aesthetic desires.
Unlike some at-home aligner brands, which don’t bother consulting X-rays or medical history charts, Abra Dental’s aligners require medical clearance, ensuring a complication-free straightening experience.
Caring for Your Clear Aligners
To properly maintain your aligners, be sure to remove them before eating and drinking to prevent cracks and stains. You can keep them in a secure carrying case if you go out to eat to prevent any possible bending or damage.
In addition, gently brush and rinse your aligners twice a day to prevent bacteria buildup. Note that aligners should only be exposed to cold or lukewarm water, as excess heat can cause the material to warp and affect the structural integrity of the tray.
Are Clear Aligners Right for Me?
Clear aligners may be right for you if you are at least 15 years old and have mild to moderate overcrowding, gaps, and/or misaligned teeth. They may also be a great solution for adults who have had braces before and want to correct any shifting that may have occurred. Clear aligners may not be the right choice for teens or adults with severe misalignment. Your Abra Dental team will help you determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you.
What Issues Do Clear Aligners Solve?
Clear aligners solve a myriad of orthodontic problems, including crooked teeth, mild overbite, mild underbite, teeth gaps, crossbite, crowding, and open bite. Additionally, they can solve any shifting that may have occurred in adults years after wearing braces. Many adults fail to wear their retainer, so shifting is normal. Clear aligners can gently realign the teeth back to where they belong without having to undergo treatment with braces all over again.
What are Some Benefits of Undergoing Clear Aligner Treatment?
Clear aligners are beneficial for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic conditions who do not want to wear braces. Teenagers may want to avoid braces during their school-age years for a variety of reasons. Luckily, we live in a time with countless orthodontic options. Likewise, adults may be embarrassed to have braces as part of their daily life. Braces in adults may distract from dating or career goals while getting in the way of your personal style. Whatever your reasons are for choosing clear aligners, our team supports you and wants to help.
The best part of clear aligners is that they often go unnoticed. In fact, most people won’t be able to tell you are wearing them at all. One of the only downfalls of clear aligners is having to remove them during mealtimes. However, after some time, most patients master the art of making the removal process a discreet practice.
What Does the Clear Aligner Fitting Process Entail?
Your dentist will begin with a digital molding process to get an accurate model of your teeth. This includes X-rays and digital scans that are sent to a laboratory to build your aligner trays.
When your aligners are ready, you will pick them up at one of our offices. We prefer you pick them up in person so that we can schedule a fitting. During this relatively fast appointment, we will ensure that your aligners fit snug and stay in place. Your Abra Dental team will also take this opportunity to go over care instructions for your new aligners.