It is a fact that aligned and straight teeth are more beautiful. There is more self-esteem and self-confidence in people with aligned teeth. It is a proven fact that people with better smiles are getting better jobs and are paid more! One of the treatments that can provide us with an eye-catching smile is Orthodontics.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics means “straight teeth” and also the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces. These treatments have been established more than a century ago and every day evolves into a new version for more comfort, effectiveness, and affordability. The traditional way of doing ortho treatment was attaching braces on top of teeth. Possibly every one of us can remember a friend in school wearing these wires which caused them problems when talking! Despite the funny way of talking, these “Fixed Ortho Treatments” are very effective ways of making the teeth straight.
Disadvantages Of Orthodontics?
There are some disadvantages as uncontrollable caries under the braces and wires especially if patients do not follow the proper oral hygiene at home, complicated treatments take a very long time, a patient needs to be in the dental office every month, long term of delivering treatments and uncomfortable feelings of wires in your mouth and unaesthetic appearance.
What Are Clear Braces?
Considering these problems a newer version of orthodontic treatment was introduced to the dental world which is widely known today as “Clear Aligners” or ” Removable Braces”. These are practically molds from your teeth which you put on and every 3 to 4 weeks change it to a new one. These molds are changing gradually and so they move and shift teeth into the upright and ideal position. These aligners are barely recognizable by other people, very easy to clean and use which comes at the end with distinguished results and beautiful smiles. Compared to wire and braces, with clear aligners, most patients are more comfortable, but still for complicated cases and/or smaller kids that can forget to use the aligners a fixed ortho treatment can be a good alternative treatment.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is the most popular and widely-known clear aligner. Invisalign aligners are made out of SmartTrack® material that is specifically engineered for the Invisalign system. It is the #1 aligner in the industry. Byte®, Candid, and NewSmile are the other famous brands in the market.
Clear Braces Treatment Process
When you decide to have clear aligners, we have to make an impression on your teeth or a 3D digital scan from your teeth. This impression will be sent to the dental lab plus your X-rays and pictures taken in the office from your jaw. A treatment plan based on your concerns and what alterations are needed is set up. This treatment setup will be discussed with you in the office. All aspects of treatment and expected final results will be explained. When you feel confident and ready to start the treatment, the office will contact the dental lab to fabricate your aligners.
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How Long Do I Need To Wear Clear Braces?
The number of aligners depends on the severity of changes we need to apply to achieve the final results. Usually, the mildest and shortest treatments will need 9 aligners which last roughly 6 to 7 months to complete treatment for adults, complicated cases could have 30 or more aligners and can last up to 2 years. Complicated treatment might need extraction of teeth or grinding them interproximally to make space for a better result.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost In Canada?
Considering the length of treatment and also the number of aligners, the cost may vary. The simplest cases could be as cheap as 1500$ as the long and complicated cases can go up to 5000 $ and even more.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Your Clear Braces?
The ortho treatment does not have age. Any treatment can be done at any age but the speed of treatment is definitely faster in younger patients. It is very important to consult your dentist a soon as possible when you have concerns about your teeth. The sooner you seek professional advice, the faster and better the results will be.
At Dynasty Tower Dental we assure to provide you with the best dental services. If your teeth are not aligned and you want to have a pretty smile with aligned teeth, contact us today!