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Teeth straightening with Aligners in Cham

Are you bothered by misaligned teeth? Correcting misaligned teeth is not just for children and teenagers. It can also be done virtually invisibly on adults. This is the reason for the huge success of clear aligners in recent years. Clear aligners are transparent dental splints that can be used instead of braces.

In many cases, the malocclusion can be corrected not only with braces from the orthodontist, but more cost-effectively with clear, almost invisible aligners. This treatment is also available for adults. Our experienced Team will be happy to help.

What are aligners?

Aligners are clear splints used to straighten teeth. They are almost invisible. They can be removed at any time. They should be worn for about 22 hours a day. Every week, or usually every two weeks, the aligner is changed to keep the teeth in the desired position. Aligners are made by experts using the latest technology. Careful checks and precise data processing ensure that the aligners fit very well.

With the help of these aligners, teeth can be corrected within 6 to 18 months. The aligners move the teeth bit by bit. This can improve the bite or the appearance of the teeth. The term "aligner" comes from the English word "align", which means to align.

We use ClearCorrect aligners from the Swiss quality company Straumann. Straumann has a reputation for innovation and research.

ClearCorrect aligner patient

Who are aligners suitable for?

Everyone's teeth are different. Not everyone has naturally straight teeth. Gaps, crowding or crooked teeth are common. If you want to improve the alignment of your teeth, aligners may be just what you need. Aligners are comfortable, removable and almost invisible. The main advantage is that they work without significantly restricting your daily life. You can eat what you like and brush your teeth as normal. The teeth are straightened without anyone noticing the treatment.

What is the difference between braces and aligners?

Aligners are clear, custom-made trays that are almost invisible when you are speaking. Unlike fixed braces, aligners can be removed at any time. There are no wires or brackets to cut or irritate the mouth like fixed braces. There are no emergency appointments for broken wires.

Wearing aligners is more comfortable than wearing any other orthodontic device. For this reason, aligners are particularly suitable for adults. You can decide if you want to wear them for an important appointment.

The aligners can be taken out for a short time when you eat or play sports. They can then be easily replaced. You can continue your oral hygiene as usual, including flossing. In order to achieve the desired result, the aligners should be worn 22 hours a day. During treatment, the aligners are changed every one to two weeks. The interval will depend on your individual treatment plan. It may vary during treatment. 

ClearCorrect aligners before and after

How does the Cham aligner treatment work?

Do not hesitate to change your smile. We plan the case using a digital scan. There is no need for an uncomfortable impression like in the past. We take photographs of your bite. X-rays are also taken to ensure a complete diagnosis. After a detailed planning process and before treatment begins, the correction is simulated on a 3D model, visualised and discussed with you. Are you happy with the simulated situation and decide to have the aligners fitted? Then the transparent aligners are made using the latest technology. Soon you will be able to show off your best smile.

The aligners exert a slight pressure on the teeth that need to be moved. This pressure is greatest at the beginning of each new tray. It decreases as your teeth move into the desired position. You can close gaps between your teeth and move crooked teeth into the desired straight position. Contact us for a consultation.

Why should you wear an aligner 22 hours a day?

ClearCorrect aligner (splint)

When constant force is applied to a tooth, it causes bone loss at the point where the bone is being pressed. Bone regeneration occurs on the opposite side to fill the space created by the tooth movement. This process begins after 48-72 hours. 4 hours after the pressure is removed (the splint is not worn), this activity stops. Therefore, it is important to wear the clear tray 22 hours a day. The first few days of a new aligner are crucial. This is when the aligner is strongest. Bone regeneration takes longer than bone resorption.

What happens after aligner treatment?

After treatment, we recommend a discreet retention splint. This can be worn comfortably at night. Alternatively, a wire (retainer) can be bonded behind your front teeth. This ensures that you retain the new appearance of your teeth. The wire is made to measure and is not visible from the outside. Make an appointment with us for a no-obligation consultation. We would be happy to carry out an aligner treatment for you in Cham. Contact us