If an orthodontic correction of your teeth should be of interest to you, but the fact that you have to wear braces or metallic apparatus bothers you, clear aligners might be the ideal solution for you.
Clear aligners are a unique procedure allowing the movement of teeth using a series of transparent custom-made trays. Clear aligners could be compared with invisible braces. The trays are small guides made with a transparent material thus making them practically invisible. They are designed by high-technology 3D computer science. The trays will be made exclusively for your mouth.
Because they are smooth, clear aligners do not irritate the mucus membrane of your mouth, which can be one of the main sources of discomfort in conventional orthodontic systems. The trays can be removed anytime during the day, making them practical for mealtimes and also for their upkeep.
Each tray must be worn for a period of two weeks, allowing a gradual movement of the teeth to be displaced. The length of the treatment can vary from one person to the next, depending on the condition of your teeth and on the extent of the work to be done. In most cases, the treatment does not exceed a year.
A thorough examination of your oral condition as well as the taking of impressions will lead to the establishment of a detailed plan of treatment permitting the fabrication of trays. Little by little, you will notice the progression of the movements that will create the new smile that you always wanted.
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