Taking advantage of Clear Aligner braces at Clocktower Dental Clinic
One common dental issue which cannot be resolved quickly is crooked teeth. Even fast acting orthodontics, designed to correct minor misalignment, can take a minimum of six weeks to achieve their aims. Where more extensive correction is needed, this can take a year, and very often more. Because of this, it is hardly surprising that patients look for a treatment that offers both comfort and discretion.
Amongst the range of orthodontic treatments at our Epsom practice, we are pleased to offer Clear Aligner. This system uses a completely different method to traditional braces, where wires and brackets are used, and can make the teeth straightening experience much less stressful for the patient.
Unlike most orthodontic systems, the Clear Aligner abandons the use of wires and brackets altogether. Replacing these is a series of transparent medical grade plastic trays that fit directly over the teeth. These are custom made for each patient from 3D scans that are taken of the teeth. Each tray is worn for a short while before being replaced by the next in the series. With each tray easing the teeth gently towards their correct position, this is one of the most comfortable methods available for straightening teeth.
The benefits to these almost invisible orthodontics does not end there though. In addition to the fact that these trays are barely noticeable whilst being worn, they can be removed easily by the patient. It should be noted that, whilst they are designed for this purpose, you should only remove them for eating meals and when cleaning your teeth. Excessive removal may lengthen the treatment process time.