What are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners, which look like transparent gumshields, are designed to treat a maximum of 6 to 8 teeth. They are most frequently used to treat front teeth, although it may be possible to treat other teeth in suitable cases. Because they are transparent, most people will be unaware you’re straightening your teeth unless you yourself tell them! They are the quick, safe, comfortable way to make minor adjustments.
How do Clear Aligners work?
Clear Aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your top or bottom teeth, applying constant, gentle, precise pressure to ease teeth back into position. They must be worn throughout the day during treatment, only being removed for eating and cleaning or for special occasions.
What about results?
Clear Aligners can typically straighten teeth in 6-16 weeks, although most cases complete within 8 weeks and many patients see a noticeable improvement in as little as 2 weeks. Once teeth have moved to the desired position, you will need to wear a retainer (like a clear gumshield) at night, so your teeth remain in their new position. See the results for yourself in our Before & After Gallery.
Are Clear Aligners for me?
If you wish to straighten 6 to 8 teeth maximum, then Clear Aligners may be the solution for you, although it should be noted that this system is very case sensitive, meaning it’s not suitable for all patients. A £30 Straightening Consultation with Dr Grant will assess whether Clear Aligners or another Straightening treatment would be your best option and/or whether another Cosmetic Dentistry treatment could work for you.