how aligners work

how do aligners work?

we all know how convenient and almost invisible clear aligners are. but have you ever wondered about how they work? invisible aligners are clear plastic trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth exactly. these trays apply gentle force on the teeth, slowly moving them in the right direction, and correcting the smile.

stages of aligners treatment

expert consultation

you need an expert to first check your jaw and teeth. orthodontists will assess your jaw and teeth placement and decide whether or not you need treatment. they will then explain how aligners work and why you need them too!

teeth scan

to make clear aligners that fit like a glove, your teeth need to be scanned. a 3D scan of your entire jaw can help orthodontists and experts create custom aligner sets and treatment plan to achieve the end result.

usage and regular monitoring

once you receive and begin to wear your clear aligners for a minimum of 22 hours every day, changes in your teeth will begin to occur. you will be required to update your orthodontist on your progress, via the makeO app. Here is where you can also discuss issues or concerns.

are aligners just as effective as braces?

while traditional braces and clear aligners look different, the end result is the same. clear aligners do not require wires and brackets, like braces, but simply work by applying gentle pressure on the teeth to cause teeth movement and correct misalignment. clear aligners are just as effective as braces for several misalignment types.

about makeO toothsi clear aligners

  • we’ve designed over 2,00,000 smiles so far and the numbers are only growing.

  • our invisible aligners meet rigorous international standards. they are US FDA cleared, ensuring the highest level of safety and efficacy for our customers.

  • our aligner manufacturing facility is the largest in India, ISO certified & equipped with state-of-the-art technology

  • our treatment is backed by 100+ dentists & orthodontists having 10+ years of experience.

faqs

how do aligners work?

aligners are plastic trays used for smile correction. clear aligners like toothsi invisible aligners use gentle force and move the teeth gradually till a perfect smile is formed.

how much are clear aligners for?

contrary to popular belief clear aligners are not extremely costly. explore makeO toothsi’s affordable EMI plans starting at Rs. 3,394/month to know more!

how to maintain clear aligners?

clear aligners are easy to use but require maintenance and proper care. clear aligners must be rinsed and cleaned at least twice a day to avoid staining or the presence of germs and bacteria. since aligners are made from plastic, they must be kept away from heat as heat can cause damage. in general, aligners must be handled with care and stored safely in their case when not in use to retain their structure and usability.

can you sleep with clear aligners?

since clear aligners are only effective if worn for 22+ hours daily, you must wear them to bed! Invisible aligners should be taken off only during eating food or having a beverage.

who should not get clear aligners?

children and early teens should not get clear aligners. they are meant only for adults or late teens as they have fully formed teeth. additionally, if you have advanced bite issues or severely crooked teeth, opt for traditional braces.

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