One of the most prevalent teeth concerns is misalignment. Patients with crooked teeth always seek a suitable treatment to correct their malocclusions and restore proper teeth arrangement that enhances their smile. Although braces are a potential treatment for teeth misalignment, most patients do not prefer this option because it involves metal fences on the teeth that may be unattractive. Fortunately, there is another technique that doctors can include in patients’ treatment plans, including using invisible teeth correction tools. Dr. Maham Siddiqui may recommend clear aligners, which are invisible, thus allowing you to undergo treatment without third parties noticing the aligners in your teeth every time you open your mouth to speak. Another benefit of the treatment is the flexibility it offers patients. Removable aligners promote comfort and flexibility to the user because the patient can conveniently take them out to relax the mouth.
What conditions can benefit from clear aligners treatment?
Your doctor should accurately diagnose your dental concerns to develop an appropriate approach to enhance your teeth’ appearance. Some dental issues doctors recommend clear aligners for include:
- Crowded teeth: Some patients have too many teeth in their mouth. Too many teeth in a small mouth can cause overlapping, thus interfering with teeth esthetics.
- Overbite and underbites: This condition involves the lower and upper layers of the teeth overlapping, thus causing problems when eating and speaking.
- Diastema: Patients with significant gaps between the teeth have problems effectively chewing their food.
- Open bites: This is one of the rarest dental concerns among patients. It involves slanting the upper and lower teeth hindering contact when a patient’s shut their mouth. Open bites create speech problems, and a patient might benefit from getting clear aligners to force the teeth together.
Should patients receive in-office or at-home aligners?
In-office and at-home aligners are the two main types of clear aligners patients consider. In-office aligners include Invisalign and require dentist intervention during an intensive procedure. Patients may decide to get at-home aligners, a direct-to-consumer option that patients get at a pharmacy. At-home aligners are relatively cheaper than in-office aligners because they do not involve dentist visits.
Regardless of the type of aligners you receive, these teeth correction tools are clear and from medical-grade BPA-free plastic. One benefit of clear aligners is their tray-like nature, ensuring that they do not touch the gum line, thus preventing any irritation throughout the treatment. However, this benefit relates more to in-office aligners because your dentist will custom make them to suit your mouth. It is not uncommon to find at-home clear aligners beyond the gum line. The resulting irritation occurs mainly during initial use but is usually minor.
Finding the right dentist for a custom aligner treatment plan.
The significance of dentist intervention in clear aligners treatment improves results outcomes. Your dentists will examine your teeth and create a digital scan to develop custom-made aligners specific to your dental status. An essential benefit of Invisalign is it provides a digital preview of a patient’s smile to confirm results and alter the treatment plan if a patient is not satisfied with the resulting images. Contact Spa Dental Group to book a clear aligners consultation and strategy restoring your teeth to achieve a beautiful smile.