Invisible dental aligners for straightening teeth

invisible dental aligners

Would you like to straighten your teeth without wearing braces? The most discreet solution for adults is invisible dental aligners. In view of the growing demand, however, you need to be vigilant, as many foreign websites offer models without medical supervision. We explain the advantages of invisible aligners for correcting tooth alignment and creating a beautiful smile. 

What is an invisible aligner?

Invisible aligners are very thin dental aligners. It is a technique oforthodontics an innovative device for moving teeth and correcting dental malocclusions. Aligners are recommended for correcting misalignment of teeth, lack of space in the jaw, excessive spacing between teeth, or mismatch between upper and lower teeth.

Unlike fixed braces (commonly known as metal braces), aligners are removable. So you can remove them at any time. Made of transparent material, they are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear. 

This solution is particularly suitable for adults who don't want to wear visible braces. It's vital that the mouthpiece is perfectly adapted to your teeth, so that they can be aligned with millimeter precision. They are tailor-made to fit each patient's dentition perfectly.

For safe, effective results, dental aligners can only be prescribed by specialist orthodontists trained in the use of this treatment. A visit to a dentist is essential for orthodontic treatment.

How do invisible dental aligners work?

During your initial consultation, your dentist will identify your malocclusions precisely and explain what dental corrections are possible. Aligners correct from first premolar to first premolar, the so-called smile teeth. Your dentist then draws up an alignment plan, including a before-and-after simulation of your teeth. Your dental impression is taken in your dentist's office. 

At your next appointment, he'll give you your custom-made aligners and adjust them, if necessary. You'll need to wear these removable braces for at least 20 hours every day. The aligner must be worn during the day, not just at night. During this time, it moves your teeth painlessly and smoothly into their intended position. Every two weeks, you'll change your aligner, depending on your alignment plan and the progress of your teeth. 

How long does treatment with invisible aligners last?

Generally speaking, the duration of treatment with invisible aligners varies from 6 to 18 months, depending on the patient. It all depends on the initial situation of your teeth and the complexity of the problem to be treated. Weak malocclusions can be corrected within a few months, provided you wear the aligner consistently. In the case of a complex dental malocclusion, more aligners are needed to bring the teeth into the desired position. Allow more than 9 months.

What are the contraindications?

There are a few situations in which wearing aligners is not possible. Firstly, this method is not suitable for all morphologies. Certain overlaps or excessive tooth rotation are difficult to correct. Even more rarely, some patients may have an allergic reaction to the material used to make aligners. In such cases, the professional will refer them to lingual appliances, which are fixed behind the teeth.

How much do invisible dental aligners cost?

The price of aligners depends on the complexity of your alignment problem and the total length of time you'll be wearing them. You benefit from a lower price if you have a slight dental malocclusion. The more severe the malocclusion, the higher the price.

The risks of eavestroughs sold on the Internet

Many foreign companies offer inexpensive invisible dental aligners on the Internet. They mail them directly to your home, without any medical follow-up. Visit Swiss Society of Dentists SSO warns of this dangerous practice. Successful orthodontic treatment is always based on a personalized diagnosis, made on a single patient, following a clinical and radiographic examination by a competent orthodontist. 

Buying orthodontic aligners on the Internet can have serious, even irreversible, consequences for your teeth: edentulism, loosening of the teeth or joint problems, and so on. Ordering invisible aligners and making your own dental impressions without specialist advice can be very risky indeed. What's more, it's difficult to trace the manufacture of aligners sold online. If you visit your dentist or orthodontist, you can be sure that the products comply with European health standards.

At Helvident, we offer orthodontic treatment using invisible aligners. Our dentists are trained in this technique to guarantee you the best results. Please contact us to make an appointment with one of our specialists.