Clear Aligners are a series of custom made plastic aligners created based on the digital models made from the impression or a scan from the teeth.
There are a few points each person needs to know about these kinds of aligners:
The names of the aligners like Invisalign, Clear path etc are just brand names. These aligners are all based on the simulated tooth movements and providing a gradual series of correction in order to achieve the full alignment.
These aligners are removable and hence tooth movement will be achieved only by full time use of aligners.
There are certain movements that cannot be achieved by the clear aligners however they are the best options for some other circumstances.
With these advantages the aligners are best suited for page 3 people, celebrities or patients with aesthetic concern.
Lingual Orthodontic System
Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth that face the tongue. There they are practically invisible from the outside, even up-close. Besides being invisible, lingual braces have other advantages. First, they are far more capable and efficient than clear aligners for complex tooth movements. Additionally, even if oral hygiene is not ideal, any discoloration that occurs (white spots) will be on the inside of the teeth where it is not visible. Your orthodontist designs your perfect smile using state of the art technology. The process begins with a digital scan of your teeth, which are ideally aligned following your orthodontist’s treatment plan. A fully customized solution, including robotically bent arch wires are created just for you.
You’ll be able to eat normally while wearing a fixed appliance. However, you should avoid certain foods and drinks, such as toffee, hard sweets and fizzy drinks, because they can damage the appliance and your teeth. Your orthodontist will be able to give you further advice.