Technology is wonderful, isn’t it? We are so lucky to live in an age where comfort and convenience abounds—especially in our healthcare industries. Take, for instance, traditional braces. For the longest time, the only option for straightening crooked teeth and fixing gaps were bothersome metal brackets and wires. But in the 21st century, we now have the option of clear aligners.
Clear aligners are basically a new form of invisible braces that you can remove to eat, drink, and clean. Entering the market in the year 2000, plastic aligners were invented by a man with no dental background who expanded upon the idea of the plastic retainer already in use. Along with the help of an engineer friend and 3D imaging software, they figured out how to make molds of teeth with incremental adjustments to straighten teeth. The aligners are made from a custom-made, clear plastic that is molded directly from the patient’s own teeth. A series of trays are made of them, and the patient switches them out every two weeks until the desired result is achieved.
The benefits of clear aligners are plethora The most obvious advantage is that they are practically invisible to the average onlooker. Next, your aligners can be taken out for eating, drinking, toothbrushing, and cleaning. Lastly, there is no need to visit the orthodontist for adjustments since the aligners are already adjusted.
If you’d like more information on the benefits of clear aligners, call Dr. Deepak Bhagat and our helpful team at Smile Savers. Phone: 718-956-8400, or come by our office in Woodside, New York.