Wearing the aligners casually ie without following the minimum number of hours and thinking that it will work. The less you wear, the less progress you will see. In addition, the treatment duration could be extended and additional aligners may be required.
The treatment process requires no visits to the Dentist for review. Reviews are important as your Dentist may make modifications to your treatment if the aligners are not achieving the desired teeth position at each step.
Attachments/buttons may be placed on your teeth to provide better anchorage, grip and guide your teeth to the desired position.
For some difficult cases, button elastics (rubber bands) may be needed to add force to move your teeth.
ClearSmile Invisible Aligners uses the 3 thickness (soft, medium and hard) method. This means:-
1 step = 1 soft, 1 medium & 1 hard
You will be required to wear a total of 140 hours per week (20 hours per day x 7 days) for each aligner thickness to complete 1 step. The number of steps depends on the complications of your teeth misalignments.
Each individual’s result may vary due to age, teeth condition, etc. It is impossible to guarantee the result but most patients do experience significant improvement in their smiles.
The success of the treatment highly depends on your compliance on wearing aligners and your Dentist’s clinical monitoring on your progress.
You will need to wear each aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day (140 hours per week).
You need to pay regular visits to your Dentist at intervals of 3-4 weeks. This is important as they may apply some techniques on the aligners or teeth to improve the fitting.
MOST IMPORTANTLY NEVER MOVE TO THE NEXT STEP UNTIL THE CURRENT ONE IS FITTED WELL.