Why visit a dentist for clear aligners?

With the recent news of a well-known online Clear Aligner company expectedly closing its doors, you may be left wondering what your options are if you are currently undergoing treatment, or if you were seeking to begin treatment.

How do clear aligners affect teeth?

Taking care of your teeth is imperative for your oral health – and you only get one set as an adult. It’s very important that you ensure you’re maintaining good oral hygiene, getting regular check-ups, and if you’re seeking cosmetic treatment for teeth straightening or whitening, that you visit a dentist to undergo this work.

If you're looking to undergo clear aligner treatment, you'll need to ensure that your teeth are healthy, and suitable for treatment - each patient's case is different, and you will have individual needs - resulting in a bespoke treatment plan.

Why choose a dentist for clear aligners?

Your dentist is properly trained in each aligner system. This means that they will ensure your teeth are in a good condition before your treatment begins – clear aligners can aggravate or exacerbate existing problems such as gum disease or tooth decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure..

Your dentist will make sure that your scans or impressions are completed properly; will ensure that your aligners are fitted correctly and can monitor the progress of your teeth as you move through each set of aligners. And, if you have any questions or concerns, your dentist can address these at your regular visits.

Completing clear aligner treatment

If you are currently undergoing online aligner treatment and are unsure on what your treatment outcome may be, Colosseum Dental UK is home to a large number of highly experienced and skilled dentists who offer a range of alterative, professional teeth straightening options that they can discuss with you, including:

 If you feel that you may need advice, please make an appointment with your Dentist to discuss your options. They will be able to discuss your needs and start your journey to a new, straighter smile, or assist you in your existing journey should you be facing uncertainty.

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