Aligners: Innovative Way Of Beautifying Smiles

Aligners: Innovative Way Of Beautifying Smiles

By: Dr. Riddhi Rathi Shet, Managing Director at Orthosquare and Managing Director and CEO at Flexalign | Friday, 12 March 2021

Dr. Riddhi Rathi Shet has won the title of Dental Implantologist of the year 2016, Outstanding Dentist of the year Junior 2016 at Indian Health Professional Awards, Young Dental Achiever award 2017, Iconic Inspirational women of Navbharat in Dental Care Category.

WA smile can heal the deepest of wounds and in today’s superficial set up, every individual wish for a perfect smile. Unlike yesteryears, people are more open and willing to rectify any imperfections but with a clause of discretion. Patients want optimal results without braces and hence the need for clear aligners soon took fore in oral care as the perfect alternative.

What Are Aligners?

Clear aligners are orthodontic tools that are invisible, detachable and are a plastic-form of braces which has been widely preferred to straighten crooked teeth and smile correction over the conventionally used metal braces. Offering an orthodontic adjustment method, this process involves using a series of aligners or trays that gradually fits your teeth. Clear aligners are shaped from sleek plastic to move your teeth into position leaving behind the discomfort and self-consciousness carried by metal wired braces.

“Each aligner is custom made according to the patient’s teeth structure and is designed in such a way that enables the teeth to move freely with caution slowly without any hassle and disruption”

Each aligner is custom made according to the patient’s teeth structure and is designed in such a way that enables the teeth to move freely with caution slowly without any hassle and disruption. One of the main benefits of clear aligners is that it helps in curing overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, gaps and spacing issues just as regular braces and are highly consistent in treating moderate to severe crowding of teeth.

How Do The Aligners Work?

Clear aligners have emerged as a favored technique and have gained popularity for straightening the teeth nowadays as a result of its hassle-free approach with ease of removing, comfort and negligible impact on one’s appearance.

A dental specialist will examine your teeth to eliminate any oral problems, if the case if the patient has any issues; It is addressed and resolved before the alignment process. The aligners are computer generated using advanced technology and techniques carefully framing the structure to align with the outline of your teeth. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the case, generally it takes anywhere between six months to two years to attain the desired results. This procedure has a mandate of two weeks of continued usage of the aligners before shifting to a new kit.

Benefits Of Aligners:

Aligners are one of the safest orthodontics treatments for all ages with results that are fast and promising. The virtually invisible aligners are one of the latest innovations in the dentistry world working as a replacement to traditional braces. There are several benefits of the treatment with clear aligners:

• Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are more comfortable, painfree and unlikely to irritate your mouth and inner cheek area.

• The aligners are hard to be noticed avoiding undue attention like braces.

• Does not interrupt your regular diet; clear aligners can be taken off while having food, allowing you to eat without any glitch.

• These are easily detachable and can be taken off during brushing, washing your mouth, flossing and eating anything of your choice.

• Oral hygiene is easy to maintain with aligners; as these are removable it is easier to maintain your regular routine.

• Clear alignment is a suitable orthodontic treatment for any age group as they ensure faster results than the wired braces.

In today’s time, where the cosmetic industry is evolving, it is not just restricted to the nose or lips but has gained momentum in the dental space too with the clear alignment process. Clear aligners are a prominent alternative for correcting many orthodontic problems and for the ones wanting a picture-perfect smile but without any wires, being invisible and in a painless way. The clear aligner market is set to grow across the globe due to the changing eating habits, awareness of oral health, improved standard of living, advanced and progressive dental technology.

If you are planning for this treatment, it is advisable to consult with your orthodontist to check if it’s a viable option for you to avoid any repercussions.