More and more people, unhappy with their teeth are now considering having braces in adulthood. Technology in orthodontics has come a long way in recent years, and there is a lot more choice now than there would have been years ago, and it is possible to do a lot more now when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Often, people who consider braces, have been put off by their appearance, and the difficulty of eating with them attached. Clear Correct are clear braces, that straighten the teeth invisibly, and are also removable, allowing the patient to continue to be able to eat as normal.
The amount of time the retainers will be needed for can vary – like more traditional braces, it depends on the severity of the case and how much the teeth need to move to reach their desired outcome. It can vary from a few months to a couple of years – when it is a longer amount of time it isn’t such a daunting prospect knowing that you can still take them out for meals! Of course, they must be worn for at least 22 hours of the day to be able to work to their full potential. This will be monitored by the dentist; the patient will receive a new set of aligners every so often as the teeth move. The aligners work by putting pressure on the teeth that need to be moved so of course, the more the aligners are worn, the more effect it will have on the teeth.
The aligners themselves are made using cutting edge technology, based on scans and an assessment of the patient’s teeth and jaw. This is monitored closely as the teeth begin to move, to ensure that the patient receives exactly what is needed every step of the way. This is the perfect solution for those who do not want braces that look obvious, and of course to be able to eat normally whilst receiving the treatment is a huge benefit!