Clear Aligners

Alignersare plastic trays which uses modern computer aided technology to straighten teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners made specifically for each patient. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movement orthodontist (Dr.Ashishchopra)has planned as per your face and smile. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just wear a new set of aligner tray approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a pleasing and a beautiful smile without much interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people will not come to know that u r wearing something for straightening your teeth.

The Aligners  are usually recommended for correcting mild to moderate problem of crowding or spacing of teeth.  Results are better with aligners if patient has a good “bite” — meaning the back teeth fitting together properly.If clear aligners are not planned correctly, problems  can  develop as “recession” (shrinking of the gums) or the back teeth gets dearranged and no longer does it fit together properly. So as a caution it is mentioned that although orthodontic treatment can be done by General dentist however it is highly recommended that treatment should be done by an orthodontist only.

For further query please contact OrthodontistDr.ASHISH CHOPRA  at  Dr Chopra’s Dental Clinic. NEW DELHI, INDIA ,9810478912

 

  BRACES –Metal or tooth coloured (Fixed)        vs   CLEAR ALIGNERS (Removable)  
Metallic or tooth coloured Color  Clear/ Transparent/  Invisible
Fixed on teeth for an average of 2 years, depending on case Treatment time 22-24 hrs/day , depending on case
Rs 20000 onwards Charges Rs 50000 onwards
Brush brackets and wires regularly using orthodontic brush ; water pick can also be used. Maintenance Brushing and Cleaning trays in luke warm water
About every month Follow up visits/check ups  To change aligner tray once in  every 2 weeks;  check up every 4 to 6 weeks
Retainer required removable or fixed Follow up to treatment Retainer required removable or fixed
  •   More effective for more complex issues
  • As fixed on teeth so no chance to leave them out, so less self discipline is needed comaped to any removable appliance
  •   No extra cleaning steps required besides regular brushing and flossing
advantages
  •   Removable
  • Invisible
  •   No issues with food getting stuck between wires and teeth.
  • No difficulty eating
  •   No discomfort from wires or any sharp edges

  •    May have some pain, sores or discomfort from wires, brackets as tooth movement occurs
  • May have difficulty eating sticky, hard foods
Associated with treatment
  •   May have  mild discomfort from tooth movement
  •   Must be removed before eating or drinking anything but water
  • Must brush/ rinse after each meal to avoid staining
Patients playing rough contact sports regularly Not good for Patients with:

  •   Bridgework on any teeth
  • back tooth bite problem
  • the need to rotate canines or premolars
  • the need to move teeth vertically up or down
  • lack of discipline to keep trays in for at least 22 hours daily