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What are some factors that determine clear aligners treatment period?

What are some factors that determine clear aligners treatment period?

There are many variables that we can examine when considering one’s aligners treatment period. Why do some require longer treatment period than others?

The severity of your case/Your current smile

This is easily one of the biggest factors that determine how long your treatment will be. As the clear aligners are tailored specifically based on your teeth and your needs, the less complicated your case is, the less the treatment time will be. Some people have crooked teeth, some may have overbite issues, or crowding, or other complex issues, the treatment period is highly dependable on the condition of your teeth.

Oral Hygiene Practices

As we already know, the health of our teeth depends much on how we take care of them. Developing gum diseases or cavities during your aligners treatment can mean more appointments and dental clinic checkups. In extreme cases, it’s possible that you will have to temporarily withdraw from the treatment while your dental needs are addressed and then put back on later. Thus, in many ways, practicing good oral hygiene will actually help you get done with your treatment faster!

Insufficient Space

Let’s say there’s a lack of available space between teeth, you may be advised to  proceed with IPR for your treatment. Interproximal reduction (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth. It is a means to acquire additional space to create ideal teeth alignment. This happens most frequently with patients with crowding issues.

Patient Compliance

Self-discipline is vital while wearing aligners, you need to make sure you wear your aligners throughout the day except when you’re eating, brushing, and flossing. Wearing your aligners consistently for at least 22 hours a day can ensure you achieve the most desired results. Also, make sure you clean your aligners with Dr Clear Aligners cleaning tablets, soaking them for at least 10 to 15 mins a day. It will help to remove stains, prevent bacteria built-up and maintain the aligner’s transparency and cleanliness. Make sure to keep them properly in your aligners case to avoid them from getting dirty, lost, or damaged. Also, follow the changing schedule as directed to ensure your treatment progress is on track.

Your Clear Aligners Provider

The clear aligners you choose will play a role in how long your clear aligners treatment will take. Choosing an experienced, certified clear aligners specialist like Dr Clear Aligners will go a long way in ensuring you get the best possible results in the least amount of time. At Dr Clear Aligners, we use the advanced treatment options – our clear aligners is made of zendura flx – a high quality BPA-free material, which helps move the teeth more comfortably and a whole lot faster. We offer the best deal in the market as well. Our mission is to help our clients to achieve their ideal smile easily. Take the free smile assessment today to determine whether you’re a fit candidate of clear aligners:


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