Mild crooked teeth can be treated with an aligner. Aligners are a simple way to straighten teeth and are a cheaper alternative to braces. We offer effective aligners that could give you straighter teeth in 6 to 16 weeks.
What is an aligner?
An aligner is an orthodontic appliance that can be worn on one or both jaws. It is comfortable and removable. You can have hassle free treatment that can be removed whenever you like. An aligner is perfect if you do not want metal braces that can’t be removed or clear braces that take longer to work. This is a fast and efficient way to straighten your teeth in a few months or maybe less.
Different Types of Aligners
There are three types of aligners available to you, these are Invisalign, Simpli5 and the Inman Aligner. Each one has its own benefits.
Invisalign – Invisalign brace aligners are a great way to straighten teeth without the metal look. These aligners are plastic, clear and removable that are custom made for your teeth. These aligners are virtually clear so are like an invisible brace. Invisalign aligners are comfortable and will straighten your teeth little by little so you will gently get your ideal smile. The cost of Invisalign depends on certain factors such as how crooked the teeth are but this is something your dentist will discuss with you. Invisalign is suitable for many patients but not for all. Your dentist will assess your teeth to see if this is the right treatment for you.
Simpli5 – This treatment is a simple and fast solution for minor crowding of your front teeth. Simpli5 is cheaper in cost compared to other aligners however it can only be used on certain patients. Your dentist will assess you and discuss whether this is an option.
Inman Aligner – An Iman Aligner only treats your front teeth. This is a solution for minor crowding on the upper and lower front teeth. The aligner works by applying gentle pressure to the teeth that will move the teeth over time. Once your teeth have been corrected to where they should be the aligner will hold them in place by acting as a retainer. The cost of this treatment depends on how long the treatment will take to be completed.
How long do aligners take to straighten the teeth?
You will be seen regularly by the dentists to check the treatment is working. A rough estimation would be 6-16 weeks.
Will treatment the be uncomfortable?
The short answer is no. All treatments are gentle orthodontic procedures and will be easily tolerated. If you did feel discomfort your dentist might recommend aspirin.
Will the Aligner affect speech?
For the first week or two the aligner may affect your speech. However, over this time you will get used to the how the appliances feel and you will be able to speak normally with the aligners in place.
If you want to enquire about our aligners then contacts us today. We can offer solutions to suit any patient with different cost options. Our team are waiting to help you get straighter and more beautiful teeth.
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