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How Do Clear Aligners Work
Rocklin, CA

Image of clear aligners at Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group. Clear aligners are clear, plastic, removable orthodontics that gradually align the misaligned teeth just like traditional braces do. Clear aligners are more convenient and less noticeable, making them a popular choice among many.

It is important to note that these aligners might not be an ideal solution for everyone. At Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group, we conduct a thorough evaluation and recommend the right solution that best improves your oral health. and will discuss orthodontic options for you and recommend clear aligners based on your situation, needs, and preferences.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are tray-like, almost invisible dental orthodontics that help straighten misaligned and crooked teeth. These aligners use consistent but gentle pressure on the teeth to move them to their proper position. These aligners don’t use metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, making them a popular choice for orthodontics for teens and adults.

Understanding How Aligners Work

While clear aligners are almost invisible and comfortable for the teeth, it is essential to understand that the entire treatment requires multiple aligner trays to meet the desired goal. The dentist will manufacture the clear aligners after taking 3D teeth and jaw scans. Each tray will apply gentle pressure on the teeth, resulting in improved teeth position. Small movements will be achieved using different aligners until the desired position is achieved.

What Issues can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign and other clear aligners can be used for the treatment of multiple issues. These can include:
•  Crowding issues
•  Spacing issues
•  Moderate and mild crossbite, underbite, and overbite issues
•  Open bite problem
•  Gap teeth issues

Are Clear Aligners Right for you?

The dentist can determine whether or not clear aligners are the right solution for your dental problem after careful assessments and tests. Generally, you may be the right candidate for clear aligners if:
•  You wore traditional orthodontic treatment previously to fix the teeth alignment but the teeth shifted from their position since then, causing crooked alignment
•  You suffer from protruding teeth that can cause issues in closing your lips
•  You have increased overjet, deep bite, open bite, or crossbite
•  Your teeth have gaps or teeth are too crowded
•  The dentist has recommended it for your dental issues

Clear Aligners for Teens

Clear aligners are an ideal solution to fix alignment issues in the teeth and other problems. If the dentist suggests your teen wears orthodontia and can benefit from both traditional braces and clear aligners, then the choice ultimately should be based on your child's preference. Clear aligners are ideal for teens since they are less likely to trigger anxiety and impact their mental health. However, your teen might actually want to have traditional braces with colorful ties. It is recommended that you ask their opinion before deciding for them.

Clear aligners are an ideal solution for multiple dental problems, like spacing teeth issues, bite problems, and misalignment of teeth. These are a great and convenient solution if the dental problem is not complicated and you prefer wearing almost invisible orthodontics instead of traditional ones. It is best to consult the dentist to ensure this is the best treatment for your dental issue.


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