|What problem does it solve?||Clear Aligners can serve as an alternative to traditional braces. Unlike fixed metal or aesthetic braces they are nearly visible and removable: you can take them off while you eat and brush your teeth.|
|Recommended additional treatment(s):||Complete dental check-up
|Expected treatment time or appointment:||activation in every 4-5 weeks|
Dental hygiene treatment - (£ 67-157)
Extensive consultation: - Eligibility check and treatment plan making - (£ 117)
Activation for existing orthodontic braces / arch - (from £ 127)
Aligners are used when the orthodontic condition that needs to be corrected is not severe enough to warrant the use of a regular orthodontic brace. They are clear and see-through and are hard to detect; basically, it is like not wearing anything at all.
Clear aligners are basically modified tooth guards that have orthodontic qualities and can fix slight malocclusions. They are removable orthodontic braces, and are becoming very popular in the ever expanding field of adult orthodontics, because they are smart and professional, and can be removed at any time, something that many professionals deem absolutely essential in their day to day lives. They are also a very aesthetic solution, because they are clear and transparent, and are only noticeable upon closer inspection.
Clear aligners are two rows of specially made medical plastic tooth guards that fit perfectly over your teeth. They are removable orthodontic braces that must be worn for at least 22 hours a day in order to have the intended effect. They are a more hygienic and more comfortable form of braces that can only correct slight malocclusions and aesthetic problems with the alignment of the teeth.Book Cost
The process for getting clear aligners is the same as basically any other orthodontic process you may encounter. It consists of a session when an impression of your teeth is taken, and the braces are made in a few weeks. After that you will have to come in for activation sessions, where a new air of slightly different aligners will be given to you. You will also receive an aligner case that houses your aligners. At the end of treatment, you may receive a retainer as well, just like with regular, standard orthodontic braces.Book Cost
Clear aligners need to be made especially to fit your teeth, and can only be made in a special laboratory at the company’s headquarters. This means a lot of expertise and special materials are used, which drives prices up. Along with this, the dentist has to apply the same amount of time and effort, and the activation sessions last for nearly as long, too, so the price tends to be a little bit higher than with traditional fixed orthodontic treatment. Retainers can also make the process more expensive, and patient participation in how long you wear the clear aligners also affects treatment time which affects price. Ask your orthodontist what the end price will be.Book Cost
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