Clear teeth aligners are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth. But are they safe and effective? The science behind Wondersmile's treatment of every patient is based on more than 20 years of orthodontics with clear aligners, and reliable clear aligner treatment has been proven to be a safe way to straighten your teeth. However, there are some risks associated with mail-order aligners that lack the supervision of an orthodontist. When you are treated with clear aligner therapy in an orthodontist's office, an orthodontist requires routine appointments to ensure that your teeth move at the safest and most efficient pace.
An orthodontist will adjust your treatment plan as needed along the way, but you won't succeed when you use homemade home aligners. With mail-order aligners, teeth can move slower or faster than expected, and you can develop gum disease or tooth decay during treatment without any orthodontist or dentist being able to treat you because they can't see your teeth. Clear aligners can treat a number of common orthodontic problems, such as slight overcrowding or spacing, crooked or overlapping teeth, and some dental protuberances. Aligners are a great alternative to braces for some, and are more successful in correcting mild to moderate alignment problems.
However, it's important to visit your dentist for a dental exam before starting any treatment with clear aligners. Moving your teeth too quickly with mail-order aligners or ill-fitting aligners can cause serious problems. A study conducted with aligners reported that aligners can cause tooth roots to weaken, which can cause slow resorption of dental roots for some time. Clear plastic aligners are preferred among adults and adolescents because they generally achieve results faster and allow for an unobstructed smile due to metal and elastic bands during the course of treatment.
However, dental aligners are susceptible to discoloration once they come into contact with liquids. These liquids can easily penetrate through the aligners and remain on their surface for a longer period, which can cause discoloration of the aligners and even the teeth. Aligners should be replaced at regular intervals; however, this is done at the dentist's discretion.I see daily images of patients' teeth that were damaged and the bite ruined by poorly designed mail-order aligners that were made at home without supervision. I would suggest to anyone that no treatment is much safer than unsupervised treatment.
Mail-order kits only provide clear aligners and cannot meet everyone's needs, and they may not be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate for aligners. Perhaps you've seen stories on the Internet of patients who used other brands of clear aligners, who claim that aligners can cause teeth to fall out.In conclusion, clear teeth aligners are a safe and effective way to straighten your teeth when used under the supervision of an orthodontist or dentist. It's important to visit your dentist for a dental exam before starting any treatment with clear aligners in order to ensure that your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs.