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Aligners / Clear Aligners


Clear aligners, such as the popular Invisalign system, are custom-made, transparent trays that gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions.


  • Discreet Appearance: Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them an ideal choice for individuals who prefer a more subtle orthodontic treatment option.

  • Removability: Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss with ease. This flexibility makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene and enjoy your favorite foods throughout treatment.

  • Comfort: Clear aligners are made from smooth, comfortable plastic material, reducing the likelihood of irritation to the gums and cheeks commonly associated with traditional braces.

  • Predictable Results: Clear aligner treatment is carefully planned using advanced digital technology, providing a precise and predictable outcome for your smile transformation.


  • Compliance: Success with clear aligners depends on wearing them for the recommended 20-22 hours per day. Failure to comply with this requirement may prolong treatment time or compromise results.

  • Treatment Limitations: Clear aligners may not be suitable for complex orthodontic issues, such as severe misalignment or bite problems. Your orthodontist will determine if clear aligners are the best option for your specific needs.

  • Cost: Clear aligner treatment can be more expensive than traditional braces, depending on the complexity of your case and the duration of treatment. However, many patients find the benefits of clear aligners well worth the investment.


How does Clear Aligners straighten my teeth

Clear aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position using a series of custom-made, removable aligner trays. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how clear aligners work:

  • Initial Assessment: The process begins with a comprehensive orthodontic assessment by an orthodontist. During this evaluation, your orthodontist will examine your teeth, jaw, and bite, and determine if clear aligners are suitable for your orthodontic needs. 

  • Digital Impressions or Scans: Instead of traditional dental impressions using putty, your orthodontist may use digital scans or impressions to create a precise 3D model of your teeth and bite. This digital model serves as the basis for designing your custom aligner trays. 

  • Treatment Plan: Based on the digital impressions and treatment goals, your orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan. This plan outlines the series of aligner trays you will receive and the anticipated movements of your teeth throughout the treatment process. 

  • Custom Aligner Fabrication: Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, your orthodontist or a dental lab will fabricate a series of clear aligner trays specifically tailored to fit your teeth and jaw. 

  • Wearing the Aligners: Once your custom aligners are ready, you will begin wearing them according to your orthodontist's instructions. Each set of aligners is typically worn for 1-2 weeks before progressing to the next set in the series. 

  • Gradual Tooth Movement: Each set of aligners is designed to exert gentle pressure on specific teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position as per your treatment plan. The aligners are engineered to target specific tooth movements, such as rotation, alignment, and space closure. 

  • Regular Check-ups: Throughout your clear aligner treatment, you will have periodic check-up appointments with your orthodontist. These appointments allow the orthodontist to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and provide you with new sets of aligners as you progress through the series. 

  • Compliance: Successful treatment with clear aligners requires good compliance in wearing them as prescribed by your orthodontist. Typically, aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except for water), brushing, and flossing. 

  • Treatment Completion: Once you have completed wearing all the aligner trays in the series and achieved the desired tooth movements, your orthodontist may recommend a retainer to maintain your newly aligned teeth and prevent them from shifting back.

Consult with an orthodontist to determine if Clear Aligners are the right treatment for your specific dental needs. The orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination, assess your dental and facial structure, discuss your treatment goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. 

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