What are night time aligners and should you get them?

You may have heard of night time aligners, they are used primarily to help straighten teeth as we sleep and are usually kept on for around 10 hours of the day until we get up to do our daily business. Often daily aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day. Whilst it might seem convenient to only wear them at night, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best option for the optimum results for your smile. 

The benefits of night time aligners are in the few, as there is no real evidence to support that these aligners truly offer the best benefits for its patients. Firstly, wearing the aligner for only 10 hours a night is not the recommended amount of time and it can become more of a hindrance than help when wanting to begin your straighter teeth journey. If they are worn for less hours of the day, the number of issues that could arise become a problem and that is why our professional team do not offer this service. 

They aren’t worn long enough

– when we wear regular aligners, they are kept on for most of the day which gives the teeth time to move and very little time to move back into their original place. So if you are minimizing the amount of time you have the aligners on, there is more chance of your teeth slowly going back into place before they should. They can shift back which means that you are only hindering the chance and not creating any positive benefits.

They don’t stop the impact of contact between top and bottom teeth

– wearing night time aligners means that you are only getting the treatment in that time, so during the day when you are eating and your bottom and top set of teeth are in contact, you are not benefiting yourself at all.

If they do shift, you may need more treatment

– if you only use your night time aligners then you may find that you are actually shifting your teeth into an undesired direction which could lead to bone loss or damage over time, which is very serious and not beneficial to your dental health.

There is no proof they work

– there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims that these aligners are great and work effectively but rather they are a way to conceal the look of aligners during the day and minimize any issues during the day time but this is not helpful to your teeth.

We like to offer our patients only the very best in dental care and cosmetic dentistry is something we take pride in, we appreciate a healthy smile will bring confidence. However getting your teeth straight and healthy has to be done the best way possible to ensure that you are not damaging your teeth or hindering the changes. Therefore, Night time aligners are not preferable and we believe in offering different methods to give you that bright smile you have always dreamed of.

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51 Comments

  1. Storm March 28, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    These aren’t the best. The aligners spend such a little time in your mouth for them to be effective.

    • admin May 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      While a shorter use time is a big benefit for many people, wearing aligners during the day doesn’t work with everyone’s lifestyle. The only real difference is that nighttime clear aligner trays will take longer to work because they’re being worn less.

  2. OGUNYEMI SEGUN April 7, 2020 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Roughly 10 hours, night time aligners will have to sleep while the alignment will be going on smoothly without any work. Nice one

    • admin May 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Nighttime clear aligners are only worn at night (minimum 10 hours per day), you can expect treatment to take longer. Final results are estimated in as little as about 10 months with consistent wear.

  3. Troy April 7, 2020 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Having nighttime aligners are the best. Using this during the daytime won’t really boost my confidence. Thus, it has been said that there isn’t a difference between wearing it day and night.

    • admin May 23, 2020 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Hello Troy, You are right, Nighttime-only usage means that you won’t have to wear anything during your workday, lunch outing, social gathering, or any other daytime activity. You’ll only wear your aligners overnight, while no one else is around.

  4. Roy April 7, 2020 at 8:44 am - Reply

    With nighttime aligners you don’t get to wear the aligners for long enough. That is definitely not a good thing.

    • admin May 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      Yes Roy you are right but night time aligners are for those who feel shy or all-day wear can be a challenge for their job or lifestyle.

  5. Meg W April 7, 2020 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the insightful look into night aligners. Personally I prefer invisible aligners.

    • admin May 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Invisible aligner is the best option for teeth straightening as this is the modern technology with no pain 🙂

  6. Patricia April 7, 2020 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I have never heard of night time aligners before. Looks like they are not very effective.

    • admin May 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners provide a more discreet, flexible treatment plan for customers with mild to moderate spacing and crowding issues.

  7. Oliver April 7, 2020 at 8:46 am - Reply

    When looking for teeth straightening at home solutions, night time aligners are not the best. It’s better to use the all day aligners.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      It depends on individual choice. To get a straighter smile without the hassle of wearing an aligner during the day, then a nighttime aligner could be perfect

  8. Daphne April 7, 2020 at 8:47 am - Reply

    It is clear that these types of aligners are not the best for teeth straightening. They have too many disadvantages associated with them.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Hello Daphne, There is no disadvantages in wearing night time aligner because both the aligners are made with same material and both are FDA and MHRA approved. The only difference is the treatment take a longer time.

  9. Teddy April 7, 2020 at 8:48 am - Reply

    It’s the first time I am hearing about nighttime aligners. Suffice to say I am not very impressed by them.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners is the first aligner system on the market that safely allows customers to wear clear aligners for only 10 continuous hours per night. Wearing Nighttime Clear Aligners while you sleep is more convenient to many people’s lifestyle.

  10. Wilson Jake April 7, 2020 at 10:13 am - Reply

    The night time aligners doesn’t sound like it will bring that ultimate change ur effect we wanna get. It’s better we go the way in using aligner not just in the night🤔

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Dear Wilson, You are absolutely correct, but Night time aligners are for those who don’t want to affect their lifestyle.

  11. Louis April 7, 2020 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I have used nighttime aligners before and they were nowhere near effective. Much better to use the aligners that you wear round the day(worked wonders for my sister).

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners is the first aligner system on the market that safely allows customers to wear clear aligners for only 10 continuous hours per night. Wearing Nighttime Clear Aligners while you sleep is more convenient to many people’s lifestyle.

  12. Shantel April 7, 2020 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I would never use such aligners. The invisible aligners will always be my favorite.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Dear shantel, Great that you choose invisible aligners, but both the aligners works same. There is only a time difference Invisible aligners need to wear 20 – 22 hours each day and completes the treatment in 6-8 months and night time aligners need to wear for 10 hours at night and completes the treatment in 10-12 months.

  13. Anderson April 7, 2020 at 10:53 am - Reply

    There seems to be a lot of disadvantages with night time aligners. Traditional aligners are much much better.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Nighttime clear aligners are really only viable for patients with mild misalignment, which could mean many patients are out of luck

    • admin May 9, 2020 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Hello Anderson, There is no difference between traditional and night time aligner, they both works same. Only difference is night time aligners take longer time

  14. Sylvia April 7, 2020 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I would never recommend night aligners for teeth straightening. The results are actually never satisfactory.

    • admin May 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Hello Sylvia, The night time aligners only work at night and when you take them out in the morning, your teeth have all day to slowly drift back towards their original positions. That’s another reason why nighttime aligners can take longer than the regular all-day version; they have to make up some lost ground every night when you put them in.

  15. Prince April 7, 2020 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Wearing those night time aligners seems less intrusive. But will it still work? That’s my concern.

  16. Meldred Judith April 13, 2020 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Invisible aligners are really good. It helps us straighten our teeth. I didn’t know how these night time ones worked.

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Invisible aligners are good but in night time aligner you don’t need to wear aligners 22 hours a day. Straighten your teeth while you sleep with just 10 hours of continuous nighttime wear.

    • admin May 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Nighttime clear aligners are only worn at night (minimum 10 hours per day), you can expect treatment to take longer. Final results are estimated in as little as about 10 months with consistent wear.

    • admin May 13, 2020 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Hello Meldred, It works same as normal aligners the only difference is time extended. Night time aligners are to be worn for 10 hours and normal aligners are to be worn for 20 – 22 hours each day

  17. Tricia April 14, 2020 at 11:39 am - Reply

    for me, night time aligners are okay. Not as good as the regular aligners but it does the trick over time.

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      It works the same as normal invisible aligners, the only difference is duration is extended.

  18. Oyeyipo Oladele April 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I personal don’t like night time aligners because it has no effective result on the teeth. The teeth straightening at home if done daily would be pretty good. That’s my own take.

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners are custom-made and BPA-free. Each individual treatment plan is overseen every step of the way by a licensed dentist or orthodontist. Customers will follow a schedule prescribed by the dentist or orthodontist overseeing their treatment.

    • admin May 5, 2020 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners provide a more discreet, flexible treatment plan for customers with mild to moderate spacing and crowding issues.

  19. Kdorito April 16, 2020 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I would like night time aligners to straighten my teeth at home. Imagine it doing the work while we’re sleeping and then waking up with great results. Sounds too good to be true.

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Yes that;s the best part of night time aligners as no one will come to know that you are straightening your teeth.

    • admin May 5, 2020 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Yes you are absolutely correct, Nighttime Clear Aligners is the first aligner system on the market that safely allows customers to wear clear aligners for only 10 continuous hours per night. Wearing Nighttime Clear Aligners while you sleep is more convenient to many people’s lifestyle.

  20. Angelo April 17, 2020 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I have used aligners before, it really helped me get a better smile. One can only hope these night time aligners work, because of the convenience it gives, but I doubt they actually do.

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Nighttime Clear Aligners are designed for customers with mild to moderate teeth crowding or spacing concerns

    • admin May 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      Each night time aligner set is custom-made to safely move your teeth within the prescribed time provided by your licensed dentist or orthodontist

  21. Janine Bocateja April 18, 2020 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I haven’t tried night time aligners. A friend of mine used it and was disappointed.

    • admin April 29, 2020 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      To get the best result you have to wear the normal aligners which are worn for 20-22 hours a day

    • admin May 8, 2020 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Night time aligners only works with mild to moderate spacing and crowding issues. If your friend has a big problem and if she choose Night time aligners than it was wrong decision. For severe problem aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours each day.

  22. David Mureithi April 27, 2020 at 9:13 am - Reply

    This means that they have more cons to teeth straightening than pros? It is good that you have clarified.

    • admin April 29, 2020 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      If your crowding or spacing issues are more than mild, 10-hour Nighttime Clear Aligners may not be for you

    • admin May 8, 2020 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Hello David, Normal aligners and night time aligners works same there is no pros and cons, the only difference is duration is extended.

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