How do Clear Aligners Work?
During the initial consultation, your orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive examination and discuss your treatment goals. They will determine if aligners suit your specific case and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Digital Scanning or Impressions
To create a precise treatment plan, your orthodontist will use advanced technology like digital scanning or traditional impressions to obtain detailed images of your teeth and bite. These images serve as the basis for designing your custom aligners.
Treatment Planning and Fabrication
Using specialized software, your orthodontist will meticulously plan the movement of your teeth throughout the treatment process. This plan will guide the creation of a series of aligners, each designed to make incremental adjustments and gradually shift your teeth into alignment.
Once your custom aligners are ready, you will begin wearing them as instructed by your orthodontist. You’ll progress through a series of aligners, typically changing them every one to two weeks. Wearing your aligners for the recommended duration each day, usually 20 to 22 hours, is essential to maximize their effectiveness.
Regular check-up appointments will be scheduled throughout your treatment to monitor your progress and ensure the aligners are working as intended. If needed, your orthodontist may make adjustments or provide additional aligners to ensure optimal results.