Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth. The best time is generally during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too - and more and more are doing so. Orthodontic treatment can be done by many sorts of appliances, which most people call a 'brace'.
Invisible Braces (Aligners)
GETTING YOUR CLEAR PATH ALIGNERS
The first step in the process is to visit your orthodontist.
Your orthodontist shall collect all the necessary records on the first appointment (models, x-rays). Once he has completely evaluated your records, he designs a treatment plan for you; the copy of the same is also sent to the technical team. There are three primary rounds of case discussion with the lab and then the final treatment plan is set.
A special interactive session is then conducted with the patient briefing him/her all about the course, time and number of retainers that shall be used in his case.
The next step includes final sets of measurements and then by use of CAD CAM technique fabrication of those transparent retainers. The above mentioned procedure shall require about 6-8 weeks time for the final delivery of the aligners.
ALIGNERS CARE AND INSTRUCTIONS
Wear the appliance throughout the day except while brushing and flossing, eating or drinking hot and cold beverages. Avoid chewing gum /sticky foods and smoking while wearing the appliance as so much as possible. Report any potential breakages or cracks, if caused, in the appliance to your Orthodontist.