How You Can Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Aligners

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Clear Aligners St Peters, MO

If you are not a fan of metal braces but suffer from uneven teeth, you will be delighted to learn that straightening uneven teeth has become possible with clear aligners. If you have the option to avoid the pain and hassle that comes with metal braces, you should take it.

Unlike metal braces, these aligners do not restrict you from consuming your favorite food and maintaining oral hygiene. This option saves you from cautious brushing or flossing around brackets and wires, as they are removable. However, your dental expert may expect you to wear clear aligners at least 20-22 hours a day to get the job done.

Orthodontists suggest safety precautions to keep aligners stainless. It is worth noting that the cost of the aligners depends on your condition and the number of sets you would require.

How clear aligners work

The function of the aligners is similar to metal braces. They put pressure on the teeth to move them to the right position. These aligners are designed to cater to the specific needs of patients. We suggest consulting a certified dentist to get your condition examined correctly. Plus, your doctor will recommend the type of aligners you will need, depending on the condition of your teeth.

Clear aligners

Some people only need a little adjustment for their front teeth to enhance their smile. There are certain aligners designed to cover minor issues such as front teeth that are crowded or have gaps. This way, you can achieve the desired outcome just in three months.

You can opt for clear aligners to treat serious dental issues, including bite alignment, gapped teeth or overly crowded teeth. You can even fix overbites. Moreover, your dental expert will suggest whether you need attachments to move your teeth or not. These are ridges that are colored similar to natural tooth enamel and fixed into your aligners to provide the outcome.

Most clear aligners are useful in moving your teeth between 0.45mm and 0.48mm every four weeks. However, certain aligners can move your teeth about 0.8mm to 1.0mm in just three weeks. This option will appeal to anyone who wants to achieve results in a short time span. These types of aligners cover your gums completely and put excess pressure on your teeth. It may cause minor pain when adjusting to a new set. However, you can combat that with prescribed medicine.


Uneven teeth affect your overall appearance. In this case, clear aligners seem a smart option to straighten your teeth without making it apparent. So, schedule an appointment with your orthodontist immediately and get rid of the unpleasant condition of your teeth.

Request an appointment here: or call Kling Orthodontics at (636) 660-0525 for an appointment in our St Peters orthodontist office.

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