At Hazelwood dental we offer a number of clear aligner systems to suitable patients as it is the modern alternative to braces, and for aesthetic reasons preferred by patients as they are not visible when worn.
Clear aligners are a removal brace system that use a series of custom made aligners to move the teeth into the correct position. Treatment planning is carried out using 3D computer imaging technology, to project the tooth movement achievable, and allows the dentist and the patient to visualise the result before treatment commences. In this way facial aesthetics and smile characteristics can be to the patient’s choice.
The length of the treatment is dependent on the severity of the crowding or spacing of the teeth and complexity of the movement required. Treatment can take place between 12 to 18 months.
Benefits of clear aligners:
- They are clear therefore aesthetically very acceptable and discreet.
- Can be removed when eating or to brush and floss the teeth.
- Easy to maintain oral hygiene.
- The end result is computer modelled before you start so you have a very good idea of the final result.
- Minimal effect on speech