Clear Aligners

Clear aligners at Time Dental are an ideal treatment for clients who want a more attractive smile by making minor changes to tooth position without having to worry about wearing unattractive braces. Aligners are bespoke-made for the client and designed to move the teeth gradually into position over the course of treatment. Each aligner is worn for between 2 and 3 weeks and then changed to the next aligner in the series.

The treatment process

Before your aligners are fitted, your dentist will check that you are a suitable candidate for clear aligners by examining your mouth and checking the position of your teeth. If you are a suitable candidate, your dentist will take teeth impressions and send them away to the laboratory. Your aligners will then be manufactured according to your orthodontic prescription and each aligner will be slightly different, in order to allow the gradual movement of teeth.

The number of aligners you require will depend on how much movement is needed, which can be discussed with your dentist before your aligners are fitted. Each aligner is worn for 2-3 weeks and then replaced with the next aligner. The treatment is complete once you have finished wearing the last aligner in the cycle, after which a retainer will need to be worn.

Benefits

  • The most attractive selling-point of clear aligners is that they are practically invisible, so nobody needs to know that you are wearing braces.
  • The aligners are also removable, which makes it easier to maintain good oral health and you can eat whatever you want without worrying about food getting trapped in your braces.
  • Clear aligners can be taken out if you are going to a party or special event.
  • The aligners are created to align the teeth gradually, which means that you will experience a minimum amount of pain or discomfort during the course of treatment.

Clear aligners at Time Dental are not suitable for everyone, but if you are not an ideal candidate we can discuss other treatment options with you.

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