At any one time, nearly four million people in the United States are wearing braces.
This statistic highlights the appeal of perfected straight and aligned teeth and the role they play within society. People with straight teeth are perceived as being wealthier and more successful (both in their careers and dating lives) than people with crooked teeth.
Provided that your teeth are healthy, you are never too old to undergo orthodontic braces. We are seeing more and more adults decide to straighten teeth with braces, in particular with clear aligners. Given that many adults feel uneasy or self-conscious about wearing traditional braces, clear aligners are a wonderful (and effective) alternative.
If you are considering getting clear aligners, then this blog post is for you.
Here, we will highlight exactly how clear aligners work and what the step-by-step process looks like. We will also share the primary benefits of choosing the straighten teeth with clear aligners and why ALIGNERCO is your premier choice.
How Do Clear Aligners Straighten Teeth?
When you start your clear aligner treatment, you will receive a series of clear plastic trays. Each one of these trays will move your teeth by a fraction of a millimetre. Combined, they will gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
Your teeth are made up of different materials. The part that you can see is covered by enamel. In the root of the tooth, it is covered with a material known as cementum. This material is connected to the tooth socket by the periodontal ligament (which is made up of fibres of collagen).
The periodontal ligament works to hold the teeth to the bone socket. When you wear clear aligners, the pressure that they exert on the teeth causes the cells on the side of the periodontal ligament to move the bone. This allows the teeth to gradually move into their desired location.
Even after the completion of clear aligner treatment, it takes time for the bone around the teeth to harden again. This is why it is important to begin wearing a retainer straight after clear aligner treatment. While the science behind clear aligners is somewhat technical, wearing them is super easy and comfortable.
How Do Clear Aligners Straighten Teeth?
With ALIGNERCO, clear aligners work in 3 easy steps. Let’s take a closer look at how our aligners will help you to achieve the perfect smile you have always dreamed of.
1. Take Your Impressions
We offer our clear aligners direct to you, meaning there is no need to schedule physical appointments at a dental clinic. This saves you time, money, and hassle. The first step to straightening your teeth is to order an Impression Kit (available for just $39.99 on a limited time offer).
You will be able to take your dental impression in the comfort of your home. Once you have completed this step, simply send the impression kit back to our team.
If our expert team determines that our clear aligner treatment is not the most suitable option for you, we will refund the cost of your impression kit.
2. Customised Invisible Aligners
When you send your impression kit back to us, our specialised team of experts will create a customised invisible aligners treatment plan. This plan will be designed specifically for your smile. Again, there is no need to pay any visits to a dental clinic—with us you will be able to straighten your teeth hassle-free at home.
Our clear aligners are available at a fixed price of $895 (with a free teeth whitening kit). If you prefer, you can also choose our NightOnly option, where you wear clear aligners only while your sleep. The choice is completely yours.
3. Watch the Magic Happen
Once we have created your specific treatment plan, we will begin sending you your customised clear aligners. Our series of clear aligners will work to gradually and comfortably move your teeth into position. With clear aligners, there are no wires or brackets, meaning less discomfort.
Each tray will work to move your teeth gently (a number of millimetres) into position. You should wear each set of aligners for 10 days. Combined, they will gradually align your teeth so that by the end of the treatment plan, you will have a smile that you will be keen to show off everywhere you go.
How Long Do Clear Aligners Take?
Clear aligners work considerably faster than other types of braces, such as traditional metal braces. Every case is different and the exact treatment time will vary. With our clear aligners, the average treatment time is between 4 and 6 months.
If you opt for the NightOnly clear aligners, the treatment duration will be between 6 and 8 months. With this option, the clear aligners are worn for between 8 and 10 hours a day. This is perfect for people who would prefer not to wear their aligners at work, school, or when out and about.
Once our team has received your impressions, we will be able to determine the expected length of treatment.
Straighten Teeth With Clear Aligners
Straightening your teeth with clear aligners from ALIGNERCO is quick, easy, and affordable. Clear aligners are the answer for those wondering how to straighten their teeth without braces.
With our specialised treatment plans, you can straighten your teeth and achieve an amazing smile at a fraction of the cost of traditional braces. It really is that easy.
If you are ready to get started on your exciting journey to perfectly aligned teeth, simply take a free assessment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile that you have always dreamed about.
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