Clear Aligner Therapy in Fort Saskatchewan
Clear aligner therapy is an alternative for patients who wish to avoid traditional braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, a series of clear, plastic trays is used to slowly reposition the teeth. Clear aligner therapy can be just as effective as traditional braces, and often the treatment time is similar.
Advantages of Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligner therapy has all the benefits of properly aligned teeth with a few extra advantages. Because the clear aligner is removable, it is easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. Flossing and brushing, for example, aren’t hindered by wires and brackets adhered to the teeth. This leads to less plaque build-up and tooth decay. Patients also like that clear aligner therapy is virtually invisible, and emergency visits due to broken brackets or wires are non-existent. Most orthodontic insurance plans cover this treatment.
How Clear Aligner Therapy Works
Clear aligner therapy repositions your teeth through a series of clear plastic trays that must be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily. These trays will be switched out as needed so your teeth continue repositioning. Detailed scans of your teeth will be used to create custom-made trays for your treatment. These will need to be removed when you are eating or drinking but must still be worn for the required time.