How Aligners work?
Based on a common understanding, you might assume that he simply takes off your mouthguard and your teeth start to move.
However, this is not entirely true. There are a few extra "parts" for cleaning the aligners.
Since aligners don't stick to teeth, we need small pressure points called brackets. Digital preview of the smile with transparent aligners on the teeth Position and shape will depend on the movement required. To create a model 3D scanning is needed (like this one https://exceed-ortho.com/academy/new-paradigms-in-aligner-manufacturing/)
The brackets help apply pressure from the mouthguard to the teeth and guide them to the desired position. In this example, the attachments are shown in red.
In addition, elastics may be required for treatment, which are also often used in traditional orthodontics.
Sometimes rubber bands (like a small rubber band) are needed to move the upper teeth to the lower teeth. The rubber bands are attached to the slots of the mouthguard or to the small buttons attached to the teeth.
Finally, the teeth may not fit snugly into the mouthguard. In this case, a slight change in shape or size can work wonders. These procedures are minimal and usually do not require anesthesia as they do not cause discomfort.
It is also important to note that while clear aligners can solve minor and complex cases, severe cases that require complex movements may be more suitable for traditional orthodontics. This way you will get the desired result and you will not regret time or money.
How long does it take to align teeth with invisible aligners?
The treatment time with invisible aligners depends on how many teeth have to be moved or rotated. The more malocclusions or crooked teeth you have, the longer it will take. Treatment usually takes 10 to 24 months. But if you are an adult who had braces as a child and your teeth have shifted slightly over the years, you may need invisible dental aligners for as little as 10 weeks.