Malocclusion is an incorrect ratio between the teeth, when two dental arches are misaligned with each other. There might be different types of malocclusion: crowding (a lack of space for the teeth within the jaw), underbite (when your lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth), spacing (when there's a gap between the teeth, so called diastema), and more.
The benefits of having straight teeth are much more than a confident smile. You will get healthier teeth and gums, therefore, with proper brushing and flossing, you are avoiding periodontal problems, such as tooth decay and gum diseases in the future. Straight teeth also affect the way you chew the food, therefore you have a better digestion. Properly aligned teeth can also eliminate the issues that can be caused by a wrong bite, speech problems or chewing perplexity, jaw troubles, and extensive wear on the tooth enamel. Straight teeth will help you to boost the confidence with beautiful smile on face
As a matter of effectiveness, there is no considerable difference between the types of orthodontic braces, as they were all designed for the teeth straightening purpose. It's only a difference of the braces' treatment time, price and the condition of your teeth. To know more, you might be interested to see the comparative research of iAligners, and get more facts about iAligners from our patients.
During your treatment you will be supplied with a set of iAligners, depending on your particular case. Each aligner will make 0.25-0.35mm adjustments to the positioning of your teeth. When iAligners are placed on the teeth, they gently shift gradually from their current position, day by day. You will wear each set of iAligners iAligners for 2 weeks before the next stage.
In brief, braces apply a pull force that gradually shift teeth into place, and iAligners use a push force to move your teeth. Each aligner you will wear, makes a smooth, very mild teeth movement, without any gum bleeding and pain which is very common with metal braces.
iAligners Aligner is made from medical grade, FDA approved, polyurethane material that has a longer active force, facilitating teeth movement and a perfect braces treatment.
Times vary depending on each case, but the average treatment time with clear iAligners is 3-15 months. Once your treatment is over, you will wear a retainer as instructed by your treating doctor.
It’s simple. Just send us an email and we will consult you about iAligners and help you to find nearest iAligners provider.
Retainer wear after every orthodontic treatment IS A MUST, your doctor will advise on retainer wear for your teeth upon treatment completion depending on your case complexity.
The more you wear clear iAligners, the better the results. Our patients aim to wear iAligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, removing them only when eating, brushing and flossing.
Each case is different – but we usually recommend a visit every 5-6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. If you are unable to visit your doctor being overseas or frequently travelling patient, you must email self-taken aligner fitting pictures to your doctor on monthly basis, for his records, monitoring and advice.
Cleaning iAligners Aligners is easy, use a soft toothbrush and water, to prevent unnecessary odor and possible staining, once a day, while your regular teeth brushing.
IPR, short for interproximal reduction, is performed when a doctor wants to create a bit of space between teeth to enable movements by gently re-contouring contact surfaces.
No, iAligners Aligners are only 0.8-0.9 mm thick, and each aligner is customized for your treatment plan, so it will not change the way you speak.