Clear Aligners In Darch
Clear Aligners are the perfect alternative to traditional braces
Many people dislike traditional braces and believe they are a burden. They can also be quite expensive. They’re not very aesthetically pleasing, which is why many people choose to avoid getting them altogether.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
- At Darch Dental Centre, we know that many teens and adults are self-conscious about traditional braces, so we offer this discreet alternative. Clear aligners are nearly invisible, and you can almost never see them when you are wearing them.
- When you use clear aligners, you can complete treatment in half the time it would typically take. Each patient’s situation is different, and how long the treatment typically takes depends on a variety of factors, but clear aligners are typically a much faster alternative than other teeth-straightening methods.
- If your teeth are crooked, it may be tricky to clean them, and they are more likely to accumulate plaque due to their position. By straightening your teeth with the clear aligner system from Darch Dental Centre, you can reduce your risk of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
- If you’re considering getting clear aligners, you’ll be happy to know that there are no food restrictions at all. You can eat whatever you want, including your favourite foods, because clear aligners are removable, so you can remove them for meals.
- The cost of clear aligners may vary according to the complexity and length of the treatment. However, they are generally less expensive than braces. Clear aligners also provide many benefits, which further enhance their overall value.
- There are many benefits of clear aligners, but one of the most significant is that with straighter teeth, you can have a confident and beautiful smile. Furthermore, you are able to continue to smile confidently during your treatment because clear aligners are less noticeable than metal braces.
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FAQ's About Clear Aligners
A clear aligner works similarly to braces. They gradually realign teeth to their ideal positions. However, unlike braces, they’re removable. At Darch Dental Centre, we offer ClearCorrect aligners. Every aligner in the ClearCorrect system exerts a specific level of pressure on a specific tooth, gradually shifting it by a maximum of 0.3 millimetres.
After completing the first movement, the first aligner is removed, and the next one is placed. The process is repeated for a few months until the teeth are gently brought back into alignment. Approximately every six weeks, you will visit the dental clinic so we can check on your progress and provide you with your next set of aligners.
The first step is to have X-rays, photographs, and 3D scans of your mouth and jaw taken at our dental clinic. We will send them to the ClearCorrect laboratory to be used to create your customised aligners.
We will schedule your second appointment once your ClearCorrect aligners are ready for fitting. If necessary, you may also be fitted with clear attachments to connect your aligners to your teeth. These attachments will give your aligners more strength so that they can effectively move your teeth.
Your dentist will give you instructions on how often you should replace your aligners. A set of aligners will typically be changed every two weeks or so. Clear aligners are usually worn 20 to 22 hours a day.
Clear aligners are not for everyone. When determining if clear aligners are right for you, your dentist will take into account how severe your case is, your age, and your commitment to the treatment.
A clear aligner is suitable for orthodontic patients with slightly crowded teeth or minor spacing issues. In cases of severe crowding, major spacing problems, or serious bite issues, more sophisticated dental treatment may be necessary.
Success with clear aligners also depends on wearing the plastic aligners as instructed. Adults and older teens are better candidates for clear aligners because they can follow rigorous instructions. In addition, a child’s teeth have just begun to develop, so they are more difficult to straighten. If your child needs early orthodontic treatment, your dentist will advise you on additional options.
Straightening your teeth can be accomplished by either using clear aligners or using metal braces. Whichever option is the most appropriate for you will depend on the specifics of your case.
- The traditional metal brace is made up of brackets attached to the teeth and wires connecting those brackets. A clear aligner treatment is more discreet since it’s almost invisible.
- The cost of clear aligners varies depending on the complexity and length of the treatment, but they are generally less expensive than braces. They also have many benefits, making them an excellent choice.
- Compared to traditional braces, clear aligners can straighten teeth faster. Depending on several factors, the length of treatment varies for each patient, but clear aligners are typically a much faster alternative to traditional braces.
- Metal braces need special cleaning and maintenance. Clear aligners can be removed and cleaned easily.
- Foods that are sticky or crunchy should be avoided during brace treatments. When you get clear aligners, there are no restrictions on food. Clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out for meals, so you can eat anything you like.
- As a rule of thumb, clear aligners are used to manage mild to moderate orthodontic problems. For severe orthodontic problems, traditional orthodontic braces may be recommended.
You must wear a retainer after your clear aligner treatment. Every teeth-straightening option requires that you wear one. A retainer’s purpose is to hold your bite where it should be after it has been reshaped or moved.
Retainers should be worn at all times, except for meals and cleanings, for the first four to nine months after a clear aligner treatment. Depending on your dentist’s recommendation, you might be able to reduce wearing your retainer after a couple of months. Your dentist might require you to wear it only during sleep.
A retainer is something you’ll always need, even if it has to be replaced every couple of years. Our teeth move as we age. Your teeth will move back into their old positions if you do not wear your retainer as instructed by your dentist.
There are no food restrictions because the clear aligners are removable. However, you must remove them before eating. It is not a good idea to chew food while wearing clear aligners. If you have clear aligners, we recommend drinking only cold water and removing them before drinking or eating anything else.
While wearing aligners, drinking sugary or dark drinks can cause plaque to accumulate. Hot drinks, including coffee, tea, and chocolate, can stain or discolour your clear aligners. The stains will be difficult to remove, so before eating, remove them and store them in a safe container. You may damage your clear aligners by eating while wearing them. You should also avoid chewing gum with your aligners since it will stick to them.
Clear aligners are safe and highly effective at achieving tooth movement when used under the direct supervision of a dentist. However, there are also some associated risks that you should be aware of before getting clear aligners.
- It is normal for some tenderness or discomfort to occur during the first few days of wearing an aligner. However, the more you wear it, the more comfortable it becomes.
- When clear aligners are placed in your mouth, they may make it hard for you to breathe, making you feel suffocated while wearing them.
- There may be a temporary impact on your speech. In general, however, people are able to adjust to wearing their aligners rather quickly. In general, it is very rare for your speech to be affected for a long time.
- Some people may even experience sore throats after wearing clear aligners. If this occurs, it could affect the ability to swallow properly, leading to other health problems.
- For a short period of time, you may also notice an increase in salivation or dryness in the mouth. This will pass once you get used to wearing your clear aligners for a while.
- In some cases, clear aligners can irritate the oral mucosa (the mucous membrane that lines the inside of the mouth) and lead to itching and breakouts.
- The body can reject a clear aligner as part of its natural response to a foreign object. A severe hypersensitivity reaction, commonly referred to as anaphylaxis, may result.
- There is a risk that clear aligners may exert pressure on the lips and cause them to become inflamed.
- It is possible to experience nausea, pain while eating, dry mouth, and headaches while wearing aligners.
- It is also possible that clear aligners could cause gum problems like swelling and bleeding by putting too much pressure on the gums.
The following are some tips for maintaining your clear aligners and your oral health:
- Clear aligners should be worn for 22–23 hours a day. They should only be taken out when you eat or clean your teeth. Every time you take your clear aligners out, rinse them thoroughly. Plaque and saliva can dry on trays and cause them to become stained and discoloured if they are allowed to dry. Keeping your clear aligners wet helps prevent them from becoming stained and discoloured.
- Cleaning your clear aligners properly is very important. Make sure you follow your dentist’s instructions on how to clean them. Clean your aligners with a solution of white vinegar and lukewarm water or an unscented, clear, antibacterial soap. Do not use toothpaste. Due to its abrasive nature, you can scratch your clear aligners with toothpaste. It is best to use a soft toothbrush and a small amount of liquid soap to clean them. Brush your trays gently and rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm water before putting them back in your mouth.
- You should also soak your clear aligners for about 30 minutes per day. You can use denture cleaning tablets or a solution designed for clear aligners. To avoid misshaped aligners, only use room-temperature or lukewarm water.
- Brush, floss, and gargle with non-alcoholic mouthwash after eating and before placing your aligners back in place. It prevents bacteria from growing on the teeth and aligners.
- When eating, remove your clear aligners. Various foods can change your tooth colour, and they can also stain your aligners. In addition, aligners aren’t built to resist chewing. You can damage their shape if you keep them in your mouth while eating. Thus, they will be less effective at straightening your teeth. Furthermore, you can scratch and discolour them, making them more noticeable while wearing them. You should also remove your aligners when drinking anything with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, or a dark fruit drink.
- Make sure you store your clear aligners properly when not in use. Aligners can easily get misplaced or lost since they are removable. Thus, once your aligners are clean, you should store them in their designated case to prevent damage and keep them clean.
The cost of treatment is determined by the clear aligner brand and the length of the treatment. Clear aligners such as ClearCorrect typically costs around $3,000 to $7,000. Treatments that are shorter or involve fewer teeth may be cheaper. Alternatively, complex or lengthy treatments can cost significantly more, depending on how many trays are used and the case’s complexity.
There are numerous benefits to clear aligner treatment. Not only do they provide greater comfort and less visibility, but you can also remove them when you eat. Additionally, straightening misaligned or crooked teeth serves more than just cosmetic purposes. If your teeth are not aligned correctly, you may experience bite issues, difficulty chewing and speaking, and serious oral damage.
Here at Darch Dental Centre, we have ClearCorrect clear aligners, which work just as well as the expensive brands, but at a lower cost. In terms of oral health and aesthetics, ClearCorrect is well worth the investment.