Applications for Use:
The Aligner is for re-aligning the anterior teeth only. Minor rotations and/or relapses of anterior teeth up to 3 mm’s are ideal cases for the Clear Aligners. An example is an adult who would like to straighten only the anterior teeth on the upper and lower arch with clear plastic trays instead of wires.
Each Clear-Aligner will move teeth about 1mm depending on the mobility of the teeth. The teeth will move into the new position between three or four weeks. If 2 mm of movement is needed, then a second aligner will be needed. If 3 mm of movement is needed, then 3 aligners will be needed.
How is space created for movement of crowded anterior teeth? By stripping the teeth with either diamond interproximal strips or a diamond disc.
Will I see perfect results?
Results depend on many factors; shape of teeth, amount of moving, root position, etc. If you are treating a case with minor movement and proper root position, the result will be much more aesthetic than cases with poor root position and major rotations.
Can the Clear Aligner be used as a permanent retainer?
Yes, the Clear-Aligner will not only move the teeth into the correct position, but can also be used as a retainer. The Clear-Aligner will last up to 2 years.