Things You Need To Know Before You Choose Clear Aligners

Not all of us are blessed with perfectly straight teeth. Due to genetics and the level of oral hygiene we take, including what we eat and drink, can all have an impact on how our teeth grow and age over the years. Clear aligners are something that can help provide you with those straight teeth that you’ve been looking for. However, before you commit to clear aligners, it’s a good idea to be clued up on the process and whether it’s something that’s right for you and your needs. Here are the things you need to know before you choose clear aligners.


The Cost

When it comes to any type of procedure where you’re having a dental treatment or getting products for your mouth, it’s essential to think about your budget. Although invisible aligners are a main solution to fixing your teeth’s alignment, you shouldn’t rule out other things like metal braces, as certain problems with your teeth might only be fixable through braces. Clear aligners are also custom-made and so might be a little more expensive. This is worth researching to understand the costs involved and to ensure it’s something you can afford to invest in.


It’s Quick & Efficient

When it comes to clear aligners, the main benefit that comes with them is that they take a lot less time to align your teeth than others do. Most patients who use them will likely see results after two to three months, which is incredible when it comes to most procedures where you want to see the results from the money you pay. What benefits wearing clear aligners is that you can whiten your teeth at the same time. As you have the trays in your mouth already, you might as well make use of them when they’re in there for most of the day. A lot of the attraction of clear aligners does come from the fact that they serve their purpose over a shorter period of time. The appearance of them is a lot more subtle too than traditional braces are. This can be great for those who are self-conscious of having anything in their mouth for a period of time.


Feeling Discomfort And Loose Teeth

Clear aligners aren’t something that are totally pain-free. As they’re something that’s straightening your teeth, they’ll be gently forcing them into a position that won’t be comfortable. It might feel odd at first, but that feeling is likely to subside as you get used to it. Some people who use our clear aligners will report on some discomfort, whereas others might not really feel anything. It’s all dependent on your tolerance for pain, and the level of straightening your teeth need to adjust to. When using aligners, they sometimes give the feeling of you having loose teeth. This is a normal feeling and something you don’t need to panic over when it comes to using them. Obviously, if you do have any concerns, you can always get in touch with us to have them looked at. As your teeth are moving, they’ll likely feel a bit loose, but your teeth are made of strong stuff, and it will take a lot for them to fall out or get knocked out.


There May Be Slight Changes To Speech

With clear aligners in your mouth, there might be a degree of change to your speech. The trays are going to be marginally bigger than your actual teeth, and so it might take your mouth a little while to adjust to the change. This could be a speech change in the form of slight lisp. It’s nothing to be concerned about as this will likely go back to normal while the trays are in or once they’ve come out. If you are finding that the trays impact your speech, it’s worth practicing at home and finding the words or letters that cause you to have that lisp. It can help to train yourself in that first week or two to get rid of the lisp.


Your Oral Hygiene Will Likely Improve

Having braces or clear aligners is something you’re going to have to look after and maintain when it comes to your oral hygiene. And as much as you might have been good at brushing before, you are certainly going to improve and becoming a king or queen in brushing. It’s also worth getting floss and mouthwash to help with the general clean of your mouth. With clear aligners, you will also want to keep them clean as they’re something that’s being inserted into your mouth day after day. If you’re not keeping them clean, then you risk damage to your teeth and the quality of your teeth straightening out properly. We’ll also provide you with everything you need in order to keep the clear aligners clean so that they can continue to perform at it’s best.


You Might Miss Eating and Drinking Slowly

When it comes to eating and drinking, it’s something that you’ll have to do mostly in short bursts, so if you’re someone who likes eating and drinking quickly, it might be something that takes getting used to. With clear aligners you’ll be expected to wear these for around 22 hours a day or as long as possible in order for them to have the full effect. It might take a bit of getting used to, but if you want to see quicker results, you might want to schedule in when you eat and drink so that you can reduce the amount of time you’re spending with the clear aligners out of your mouth.

The benefits of clear aligners can be life-changing for many, not only for the confidence they can bring but also to improve the health of your teeth overall. Our clear aligners are a great option if you’re thinking of improving your smile and we aim to provide only the highest quality of products for our customers. If you’re considering alternative options to traditional braces, then clear aligners could be a viable option for you.

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2020-11-20T22:12:27+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Teeth Straightening|Tags: , , , |

19 Comments

  1. Olivia June 21, 2020 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Clear aligners seem like a great way to achieve that perfect smile. I might just get them!

    • StraightMyTeeth Team November 28, 2020 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position.

  2. StraightMyTeeth Team June 22, 2020 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Absolutely correct Olivia!
    Now a day 90% of the patients choose clear aligners because this is the new technology with no pain. Clear aligners are a great alternative to bracket and wire orthodontics. Everyone has different reasons why they need orthodontic treatment, and clear aligner technology has now advanced to meet these patient needs as a popular option for orthodontic treatment.

  3. Emily August 26, 2020 at 10:54 am - Reply

    For something that’s custom made, these clear braces seem affordable to me. Got to try.

    • StraightMyTeeth Team August 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      StraightMyTeeth aligners are not only affordable, our aligners are handcrafted, and they are trimmed to the gum line. They are a snug fit and are more comfortable to wear.

  4. Max September 26, 2020 at 5:38 am - Reply

    I have heard about mild discomfort the aligners cause. I need to know how what’s the most it can hurt. I have very low tolerance. Thanks.

    • StraightMyTeeth Team November 20, 2020 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Having mild pain or sore teeth during the course of wearing your clear aligners is completely normal. Mild pain or soreness for a few days is a sign that your aligners are working. They’re gently moving your teeth into your beautiful new smile.

  5. Jason September 28, 2020 at 5:59 am - Reply

    It is an investment in your confidence for sure.

    • StraightMyTeeth Team November 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      If you are in search of a good option to improve the alignment of your teeth discretely then invisible aligners would be the best option for you.

  6. Henry October 6, 2020 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Can I see some before and after images?
    Thanks.

  7. Leon October 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this! I have been looking and reading up everything about clear aligners and braces since I need them for my 15 year old.

    • admin November 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      This is the new technology for teeth straightening. No one will come to know that you are straightening your teeth.

  8. Marsha October 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    So much to consider before ordering aligners!!!

    • StraightMyTeeth Team November 17, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      When it comes to clear aligners, the main benefit that comes with them is that they take a lot less time to align your teeth than others do. Most patients who use them will likely see results after two to three months, which is incredible when it comes to most procedures where you want to see the results from the money you pay.

  9. Janett October 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Improving oral hygiene is so, so important.

    • StraightMyTeeth Team November 17, 2020 at 9:44 pm - Reply

      Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders.

  10. Paul November 22, 2020 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Where can I make appointments for this? Thanks.

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