Aligners: No wire no bracket smile: the orthodontic revolution is on its way!

If wearing braces looks impossible to you, and if your orthodontic problem is moderate, there is an alternative to the multi-banded treatment, namely the aligners treatment.

Aligners are made from your dental impressions. These nearly invisible aligners progressively straighten your teeth to the desired position, and give your smile its full brightness.

You will have to:

  • Wear your aligners 22/24h i.e. 300h/2 weeks
  • Remove your aligners when eating, drinking, brushing your teeth or flossing
  • Move to the next aligner every 2 or 3 weeks
  • Come to our office on a regular basis in order to check the treatment progress

Results will be visible within 6 to 12 months of treatment.

In addition to the excellent unobtrusiveness of the orthodontic treatment by aligners, there is no disturbance in your social and/or professional life, no food restriction as the aligners can be removed for meals.

Aligners are Bisphenol and Phthalate free.

Aligners treatment

Treatment duration depends upon your particular case. According to the necessary tooth movements, the number of your aligners will vary. You will wear your aligners night and day, except when eating or brushing your teeth. When wearing your aligners, we advise that you drink water only and don't chew gum.

You will come to our office at 10 weeks intervals and the appointments will be shorter than for a traditional treatment.

 

 

Warning

Aligners have numerous benefits but, as in any orthodontic treatment, aligners can cause some slight speech impairment in the beginning. Likewise, some amount of tooth sensitivity when switching to a new aligner may occur; this is normal and signs their efficiency: your teeth are moving. Both these downsides will recede within a few days.

But aligners can not treat every case. It is perfectly fit for improving your smile, but does not preclude more traditional orthodontics if your problems are more severe.

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FAQ

What are the main benefits of aligners?

Unobtrusiveness
Aligners are clear; you will see your treatment progress, none the wiser.

Hygiene
Aligners are removable; you can eat and drink anything during your treatment. As you will remove your aligners for brushing your teeth, you will keep a nice oral hygiene.

Comfort
Aligners don't feature any wire or metal attachment that would cause irritations. In addition, you will spend less time in the orthodontic office, as there is no need for adjustments.

 

 

What are aligners made from?

Aligners are made from polycarbonate, a very strong clear plastic, much used in medicine. They are nearly invisible when in your mouth.

What are aligners like?

They are clears and look like the thermoformed splints used for whitening, the difference is that they perfectly fit your teeth in order to move them.

Does it work?

Yes. For a lot of people, a simple appointment in the office will allow to answer this question. During this appointment, the Doctor will determine the opportunity of a treatment by aligners.

How does it work?

If you can benefit from an Invisalign® treatment, this will be the chronology:

  • Making an orthodontic assessment, just like for any orthodontic treatment
  • Taking optical impressions with the Itero scanner (3D modeling of the dental arches), no more alginate needed!
  • 3D digitization and preview of the treatment in 3D video: ClinCheck. The practitioner checks every tooth movement up to the final result.
  • Installation of the aligners

The delay is about 4 to 5 weeks between the impression taking and the installation of the first aligners.

How much does it cost?

It is all depending on your case: a first appointment is necessary from which you will be given an estimate for the cost. Each case is unique.