When it comes to crooked teeth, plenty of people procrastinate on a solution. This is because when we think of “teeth straightening”, our mind goes right to full-on traditional braces - or a full-on dental operation. However, there are other solutions for those chasing their dream smile. Clear dental aligners are a great way to straighten your teeth, without making your life all crooked instead.
The principle behind most dental aligners is pretty simple. The aligners are shaped in such a way that they slowly but steadily move your teeth into a straighter pattern. Over time, they’ll align dental patterns into a brand new smile. Every aligner is specially designed for its user. For the best results, some people will use multiple dental aligners over time, improving their smile through iterations.
Unlike braces, dental aligners aren’t directly attached to the teeth, instead of being worn over them. They can be removed as needed, but are generally left on throughout the day. Many dental aligners are clear aligners, which allow them to be less noticeable when worn over teeth.
So if dental aligners and braces both help you align dental structure over time, why pick one over the other? Clear dental aligners do come with a few distinct advantages. If these advantages sound like something you want on your teeth straightening journey, then dental aligners might be the best option for you.
Firstly, the treatment time for clear aligners tends to be overall faster than braces. This can differ from person to person, but for braces, you might need between one to two years to really start seeing a difference. With aligner treatment plans, you can start to see results from six months to a year. Dental aligners also don’t require constant trips to the dentist to get them adjusted or checked.
Invisible aligners also have the benefit of being, well, invisible! This means that during your custom treatment plan, you don’t need to worry about visible braces. You don’t need to sacrifice your smile for the promise of a better one later on. Your clear aligners are discrete, letting people focus on your improving smile.
A set of aligners also is more comfortable overall than braces. While there might be some minor discomfort as your teeth shift into position, it’s much less than the lengthy operations to attach braces or have dental surgery performed. Best of all, throughout the entire treatment process, you can simply remove your clear aligners from your mouth when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
One of the best benefits of clear aligners has to be how easy they are to get - especially with NewSmile. Getting dental aligners with NewSmile is one of the easiest orthodontic treatment options out there.
Firstly, you get your impression kit. This is also the point where you find out what payment plan works best for you - either pay once with the Fast Track plan, or pay monthly. After you’ve returned the kit to us, we can provide you with a 3D digital scan of your teeth. This will give you an idea of what your new smile will look like in the future.
Then all you have to do is wait for your clear dental aligners to arrive! Of course, at NewSmile, we like to go a little bit further. Your clear aligners will arrive with complimentary retainers, as well as teeth whitening foam! This package also includes our Monitoring App, that helps you finish your your treatment on time. Sounds too great to be true? Come check out our Smile Assessment to get started yourself!