Aligner therapy is becoming increasingly popular among patients and practitioners. Several clear aligner therapy systems now exist including Invisalign, Simply 5, and ClearCorrect. The technology for clear aligners are constantly changing and evolving since its introduction 20 years ago and they provide patients the benefits of improved gum health and oral hygiene. Clear aligner therapy Plantation is a great way to improve dental aesthetics without having to deal with archwires and metal brackets.
What is Clear Aligner Therapy?
This refers to a series of clear dental appliances that are formed to the shape of the patient’s teeth. These clear dental appliances gradually improve the function and appearance of your teeth by applying gentle, but consistent pressure to your teeth.
Types of Clear Aligner Therapy
There are two types of clear aligners; analog or digital. Analog clear aligner therapy involves a physical model that is modified by either resetting the teeth or creating divots and voids in the model before vacuum-forming the aligners. Digital clear aligner therapy starts with a 3D scan of the dental arches, an impression, or a plaster model. All tooth movement is performed digitally and the trays are made from a series of 3D printed models. Digital CAT is required for any corrections beyond mild crowding or spacing issues and has several advantages over analog clear aligner therapy.
Complex Dental Cases That Won’t Work With Clear Aligner Therapy
- Deep Bites — Having aligners on to address this issue can often lead to the bite becoming even deeper IF it is not addressed appropriately.
- Severe Spacing –Dealing with severe spacing can be difficult with aligners.
- Impacted Teeth – This problem needs the tooth to be moved through the bone and this can only be done with braces as it is easier to move the tooth down to the wire.
- Significant Skeletal Discrepancies – This is when the upper jaw and the lower jaw does not line up with each other (ex. One haw may be too wide for the other).
Interested in Clear Aligner Therapy Plantation?
Our team at Lucas Orthodontics prides itself in providing comprehensive dentistry and specialty care such as clear aligner therapy Plantation. We also provide general dentistry services. If you want to learn more, contact us today.