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Is Aligner Straightening a Faster Process?

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Evan
Is Aligner Straightening a Faster Process?Aligner straightening is a process by which a mold of your teeth is taken, and a series of alignment trays are created to steadily change the positions of your teeth. This process seems quicker and easier than getting traditional metal braces, but read on for some important information about the two processes that may alter your decision.

Which is Faster and Why?

In general, the more crooked and misaligned your teeth, the more time the orthodontist needs to spend tweaking them to get them straightened. While it may seem that aligner straitening provides the fastest results, it is important to note that the majority of people that can benefit from alignment trays actually have less severe alignment problems than those who need traditional braces.

In terms of raw ability to provide fast results, traditional metal braces are the winner; not only are the braces unmovable, shaping your teeth constantly throughout your time with them, but they also can be tightened to apply more pressure to your teeth which decrease the amount of time it takes for your teeth to achieve the desired alignment. Choosing which straightening method to use is dependent on several factors, including the severity of your misalignment and whether or not you have the discipline to adhere to the alignment tray process.

Aligner straightening is certainly a more comfortable process, and potentially quicker if you only need slight adjustments to your teeth, but traditional metal braces can apply more pressure to shape your mouth quicker; this is especially important for people with severe misalignment, however, for small misalignment issues it may save you more time and hassle if you use aligner straitening instead. Please call our office to schedule an appointment, we are happy to diagnose your particular situation and provide you with the most effective method to get you the beautiful smile that you deserve.

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