Both transparent aligners and orthopedic appliances are effective in treating malocclusion. Clear aligners have the advantage of segmenting the movement of the teeth and shortening the duration of treatment, but they are not as effective as orthopedic appliances in producing adequate occlusal contacts, controlling torsion and tooth retention. Clear aligners are a great way to straighten your teeth and, in many cases, work just as well as traditional orthodontic appliances. In some cases, clear aligners can even provide faster treatment than braces due to the precise amount of force that these plastic trays exert on the teeth.
Clear aligners are an effective solution for those with crooked or gapped teeth. They are an alternative to traditional orthodontic appliances. Many people may not be aware that clear aligners tend to work much faster than braces. A clear aligner works by applying pressure to all of the teeth at once, rather than each individual tooth like orthodontic appliances do.
If a patient is consistent with their aligners, then transparent aligners can be determined to work faster than braces. Transparent aligners do not have cables or bands to connect, but instead act as transparent, removable aligners so that the patient has control. Each set of aligners further down the line pushes the patient's teeth closer to the desired alignment. Additionally, removable aligners were found to be effective in cases of overcrowding, but had limitations in achieving favorable results in the anteroposterior position and in the final occlusion, in addition to being more likely to relapse after treatment.
Unlike braces which are constructed with brackets and wires, the aligning trays are individual pieces of molded plastic. Aligners work faster than braces in an average of four months and require users to wear them for about 22 hours a day. This means you can finally improve your smile without anyone noticing any metal - just your teeth! You can have the procedure done at a dental clinic, or you can buy a commercially available product that claims to whiten your teeth. Conclusions This systematic review found that the use of transparent aligners did not make a significant difference in treatment time compared to conventional appliances.
Clear aligners offer the same end goal for patients looking for straighter teeth, but the way they work is very different from that of traditional orthodontic appliances. The patient wears each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set of aligners in the series. Knowing the differences between clear aligners and braces can be beneficial for a person considering straightening their teeth.Unlike traditional metal braces, which are permanently fixed in place, these aligning trays can be removed as needed.