Ever wished for your teeth to get magically aligned and you land up with a beautiful, perfect smile one morning? These are just magical stories from Harry Potter books, aren’t they? Well, not really! Your wish is our command! Clear aligners from 32Watts are your secret invisibility cloak of orthodontics that can get you perfectly aligned teeth.
What is this Invisibility Cloak Called Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners, also called as invisible braces, are an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment options like metal and ceramic braces. They consist of a defined number of upper and lower transparent medical grade trays that apply forces on your teeth to bring about movement. Compared to traditional metal and ceramic braces, clear aligners are invisible when worn over teeth. This makes them a crowd favourite as no one likes a metallic or a bulky ceramic smile, do they?
32Watt Clear aligners are made from BPA-free medical grade polymer and are customised for each patient. While traditional braces are fixed on your teeth, clear aligners are removable in nature. Each pair of trays must be worn for a specific number of days for at least 20-22 hours each day to bring about the desired movement.
When Should You Get Clear Aligners?
So, can everyone opt for clear aligners to get perfectly aligned teeth? Not really! After a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jaws and facial structure, your orthodontist will let you know if your case is suitable for clear aligners. Clear aligners are usually not recommended in children as their jaws are still growing and aligners cannot be modified once fabricated. Therefore, clear aligners are an ideal choice of treatment for adults.
Here are some clinical cases where clear aligners are an ideal treatment option:
- Mild crowding
- Mild spacing
- Diastema or gap between two or more teeth
- Open bite: When upper and lower front teeth slant towards each other but do not overlap
- Overbite: When the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth more than 2mm.
- Anterior Crossbite/ Underbite: When the lower front teeth(one or more than one teeth) overlap the upper front teeth.
It must be noted that clear aligners are recommended in cases where mild to moderate teeth alignment is required. For severe malalignment cases or those that require surgery, traditional metal and ceramic braces are recommended. Wondering if you are a candidate for clear aligners, contact 32Watts right away!
Why Are Clear Aligners So Magical?
Clear aligners are a secret cloak of invisibility that function silently and align your teeth. Just like Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility that allowed him to move around without being noticed, clear aligners envelop your upper and lower teeth, are invisible even at close distances yet continue to apply force on your teeth to bring about their movement.
The first step to get your clear aligners is a thorough evaluation by your orthodontist/dentist, after which he/she will flick a magic wand-like 3D scanner. This scanner takes accurate measurements of your teeth which is then sent to the aligner lab for treatment planning and fabrication of your aligner set.
At 32Watts, the scans sent by your treating orthodontist is sent to our in-house team of orthodontists who, like wizards, determine your treatment plan using a state-of-the-art computer software. Once the treatment plan is approved, you will be able to see how your teeth alignment is likely to look after completion of your treatment. Fascinating, isn’t it?
Once the treatment plan is approved by your treating orthodontist and you, the lab fabricates your sets of trays. Voila! Your clear aligners trays are ready to be shipped to you.
Each set of upper and lower trays are required to be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours each day for at least two weeks. The necessary movement occurs in this period, after which your orthodontist will advise you to switch to the next set of trays. Treatment with clear aligners usually takes about 11-24 months but, it can take shorter or longer than this based on each individual case.
Cloak it Up!
Correcting or aligning teeth can help rectify a crooked smile not just for the appearance but to avoid many dental problems that they cause. If you wish to achieve this in the most inconspicuous way possible, clear aligners are the best way to go about it. Being invisible, they are truly a cloak of invisibility during the course of your dental alignment and smile correction. Want to experience the magic of clear aligners? Connect with us today!