Here at Quad City Orthodontics, we are proud to offer clear aligners for our patients.
Clear aligners are gaining popularity because they are mostly invisible but also some people feel they are more comfortable than traditional braces. These clear trays are removable also.
All aligners are custom made to fit your mouth. They gradually move your teeth to where they are supposed to be. Every few weeks, you will get a new set of aligners to continue to move your teeth until they are in their proper position.
Clear aligners work like traditional braces, using gradual force to move teeth where they need to be. However, they don’t use metal wires or brackets. Instead, they use strong plastic aligners that are custom made for your mouth and needs. As you go through treatment with clear aligners, you will switch aligners every few weeks. Each set is slightly different, causing your teeth to move a little more as you change sets.
To get the best results, it is important to wear your clear aligners at least 22 hours a day. The more you wear them, the better off you will be. Treatment time depends on the specific needs of your mouth, though it typically lasts from six months to two years.
There are many benefits of choosing clear aligners. It is much easier to maintain good dental health with aligners because you can remove them to brush your teeth.
Clear aligners can be more comfortable because they are custom made for your mouth. There is also no metal to rub against your cheeks and gums. They can also be helpful for people who grind their teeth since the aligners will act as extra protection against your grinding.
If you have any questions about clear aligners, feel free to discuss with the doctor to see if you are a good candidate for clear aligner treatment. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (563) 332-5671 (Bettendorf) or (309) 786-7782 (Rock Island).