Do Clear aligners hurt & Do clear aligners really work
Yes, Clear aligners are effective at straightening teeth.
Most people with aligners experience minor discomfort at some point in their treatment. In general, the pain has been described as tenderness or pressure. It usually occurs while wearing the aligners or when you eat and clean with them out of the mouth.
With clear aligners, patients can straighten their teeth effectively and as quickly as with traditional braces in many cases. The precise amount of pressure these plastic trays apply to teeth often enables clear aligners to work faster than traditional braces.
How does it work?
The patient’s oral Cavity / models are scanned with a high-tech 3D digital scanner. The software assists in analysing the treatment requirements and thus supports in planning and mapping out all intermediate stages necessary to reach the predetermined goal.
The number of aligners required is ascertained. At each transitional stage, only minor tooth movement is effected and assists to progressively reposition the teeth. After two weeks, the next set of aligners should be used. The treatment process thus advances accordingly.
Each Clear Aligner must be put on for at least 20 hours a day for two weeks. This slowly pushes the teeth into positions planned by the dentist. The treatment time varies based on the complexity of the tooth movement planned.
How often should you wear them?
We recommend wearing a Clear Aligner every day as per your Doctor instructions. Remove it only when you eat, drink or brush / clean your teeth. When you are not wearing the Aligner, place them in the case provided.
How do you wear them?
Soap-wash your hands thoroughly before handling the Aligners.
Handle only one Aligner at a time.
Never bite the appliance into place. This can distort or break your Aligner. Always use fingers to place the Aligners in your mouth.
When inserting, gently push the Aligners over your front teeth. Then apply pressure with your fingers, on top of the left and right molars until they snap into place.
Make sure each Aligner is fully seated. There should not be any space between the edge of the tooth and that of the Aligner. If the Aligner is not settled in place, teeth will not move properly and the next Aligner will not be effective. This can waste many weeks of treatment.
How do you remove them?
Clean the Aligners prior to each insertion using the soft brush provided and rinse them with water.
Important things to remember
Never expose the Aligners to heat; they will get distorted and become loose fitting
Never forcefully bend or twist the Aligners to adjust or get them off
Never boil to clean or sterilize the Aligners
Never remove the Aligners unless it is very necessary
Never use any sharp object to remove the Aligners
Never use denture cleaners to clean your Aligners
Never soak the Aligners in mouthwash
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