Clear aligners have become an increasingly popular way to address misaligned teeth (AKA malocclusion). Learn the factors that could make you a good candidate for aligners, as well as what you can expect from this treatment.
Clear aligners are an excellent, convenient way to realign your teeth. They’re popular because they’re:
That said, they’re designed for milder cases of malocclusion. In some situations, you may be a better candidate for traditional metal braces.
While clear aligners won’t shift your dental restorations, they can still shift the natural teeth around those restorations. This means you may still be a good candidate for aligners, even if you have:
You may feel discomfort for the first few days after getting aligners as you adjust to having them in your mouth. This feeling subsides quickly, as you get used to them.
It’s important to wear your clear aligners as much as possible, to allow them to do their job properly. 20-22 hours per day is ideal, which typically means you should only take them off when eating or drinking.
Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, you should expect aligners to take anywhere from 10-24 months to straighten your teeth. Your dentist will sit down to give you a more specific timeline during your consultation.
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