When it comes to changing something about appearance, many people cite teeth as the part of their body that would improve. Many people smile with their mouths closed or cover their mouths with their hands when they talk or smile, simply because they feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. Countless dentists every year are faced with patients who lack confidence in their smile, and this is something that can hurt other areas of their life too.

One of the main reasons why many people dislike their teeth is because they aren’t straight. Teeth are often twisted, crooked, overlapping, or gapped. However, straight teeth are more than just an aesthetic concern. Misaligned teeth are at greater risk of being affected by decay and gum disease since there are many more tiny gaps where plaque and decay can form. Fortunately, some treatments can help address alignment issues. One of the newest and most popular is clear aligners. Here are five reasons why every dental practice should carry clear aligners.

Concerns that patients have with conventional orthodontic treatments like braces is how visible they are. Braces comprise a series of brackets and wires that are nearly impossible to hide. However, clear aligners are a modern alternative that exerts gentle, force on teeth without being obvious. They are made from transparent plastic that is nearly impossible to see unless you look for them. An increasing number of patients are valuing this discretion and opting for clear aligners as their preferred orthodontic treatment.

Unlike braces, clear aligners are removable. This means that your patients won’t be restricted by foods that they enjoy. They can enjoy foods that are off limits like chewy meats, popcorn, hard candy, and more. Their treatment will stay on track as long as patients wear the aligners for the recommended minimum of 22 hours per day.

Conventional orthodontic braces require regular visits to your office so that they can be adjusted in line with each stage of the treatment. This is inconvenient and time-consuming for them. You will need to keep time free for regular appointments to keep their treatment on track. However, with clear aligners, your patients can move on to the next stage of treatment themselves. This means fewer visits during the course of your patient’s orthodontic journeyand less chairtime for you.

70% of the malocclusion problem can be treated by GP’s with aligners

The do not want to be confronted with long waiting lists from Orthodontists and the patient feels more secure when treated by his own dentist that knows him the best

Brackets and wires can be tricky to clean. Many patients experience a degree of plaque left behind that can lead to tooth discoloration. This type of staining may only be improved by professional teeth whitening. However, the removable nature of clear aligners allows your patients to clean their teeth efficiently. This minimizes the risk of plaque, decay, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. At the end of treatment, teeth should be healthy and beautiful.

Aligners can be used to give them this smile they had before this relapse. These patients do not want a second conventional treatment

There is no guesswork with clear aligners. This is because the aligners are created using cutting-edge CAD-CAM technology, which uses images of your patient’s teeth before treatment. This plans the journey they will need to make to move them into their new position. This is then broken down into stages, with different aligners for each. These aligners are made with maximum precision and accuracy, improving their comfort when in place and enabling you to precisely control the movement of each tooth. This ensures that your patients achieve the very best outcome.

Optimizing tooth position can improve periodontal health, reduce pathological occlusion, and conserve tooth structure; it also allows the dentist to create restorations that are more stable, functional, and esthetic (Evans and Nathanson, 1979; Spalding and Cohen, 1992; Boyd, 2009).

Your patients aware that aligners will become a day to day treatment and the dentist can choose to stap back to safety or move forward to growth.

The question is not what aligners can do for me but what I can do with clear aligners

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