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What Are Reveal Clear Aligners?
Traditional orthodontic treatments, while still extremely effective, are unsightly to look at. This is why a lot of people with teeth alignment issues prefer treatment methods that get the job done while also being aesthetic. This is where the Reveal Clear Aligners come in.
As the name suggests, reveal clear aligners or clear braces are the aesthetic alternatives to metal braces in traditional orthodontic treatment. First manufactured by Henry Schein Orthodontics in 2019, reveal clear aligners have quickly earned their place as the most commonly requested form of orthodontic treatment.
The clear aligners are pretty similar to the infamous Invisalign in numerous ways. However, they hold significant advantages over their counterparts.
What Is The Procedure For Getting Reveal Clear Aligners?
Similar to any other line of orthodontic treatment, the process for Reveal™ clear aligners begins with a consultation with a dental expert. Once they’ve carefully examined your teeth and bite, the dentist will create a custom treatment plan for you. It will include the duration of the treatment, the number of sets of aligners required, and how the teeth’ position will change throughout the treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
When it comes to clear aligners, Invisalign is one of the oldest ones available. Sold in the United States since 1999, Invisalign aligners are extremely popular and a household name.
Like their counterparts, Invisalign treatment also begins with a consult with a dentist that is Invisalign certified. During the consultation, your teeth and oral cavity along with the bite are assessed and a treatment plan is proposed.
The treatment will consist of how long the treatment will last, the different sets of aligners needed, and the information on how your teeth will move throughout.
Sometimes, simply Invisalign is not enough to correct orthodontic issues. In such cases, attachments are provided alongside the aligners. These are small tooth-colored “bumps” that are attached to selected locations on the teeth via dental composite. The attachments help the aligners grip the teeth and guide them to potential new positio
The attachments used on Invisalign aligners are called “SmartForce” attachments. This anchors the aligners, with the latter fitting smoothly and tightly around them. The smooth fit ensures that the attachments aren’t too obvious. If the dental expert chooses to introduce rubber bands to the treatment, they do so with the help of buttons. These are tooth-colored hooks attached to the teeth.
Is Reveal The Same As Invisalign?
While it might seem like Reveal clear aligners and Invisalign aligners are the same, they are not. They have significant differences between each other.
Reveal clear aligners are made of ClearWear – a special plastic material that is BPA and phthalate-free.
Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack – designed after 8 years of research and development. Made of medical-grade multilayer polyurethane resin, Invisalign aligners are medical-grade and free of BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign aligners might be fitted with “attachments” or “buttons” that help bring teeth into their correct positions.
Meanwhile, Reveal clear aligners do not require the assistance of any extra attachments. The snug fit of the trays ensures proper teeth movement throughout the treatment.
Visits To The Dentist
While the biggest advantage of clear aligners is that they involve fewer visits to the dentist, if your Invisalign treatment includes attachments and buttons, you might be seeing your dentist more frequently.
Resistance To Stains
Invisalign aligners aren’t stain-resistant and can get cloudy over time. Reveal™ clear aligners are resistant to stains and don’t get cloudy.
How Do I Know If Clear Aligners Are Right For Me?
If you are an adult looking to correct any of the following issues, aligners might be for you –
- Crooked teeth
- Crowding of teeth
- Spacing issues
But you need to remember those clear aligners aren’t meant for kids. Owing to the tight fit and custom-make, clear aligners are best suited for teens with fully developed mouths and teeth and adults.
Furthermore, clear aligners like Reveal and Invisalign can not be used to treat severe or complex orthodontic issues. Your dentist at Anoka Dental will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity and determine whether or not clear aligners are right for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces?
There are many advantages of clear aligners over traditional braces. These are listed below –
Clear aligners, as the name suggests, are clear. They are practically invisible. Traditional orthodontic braces include the use of metallic wires. The former is much more aesthetic, making the patient feel less self-conscious about themselves.
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners aren’t fixed to the tooth surface. Instead, patients can remove the clear aligners during eating and brushing. Otherwise, the patient has to wear their aligners for up to 22 hours a day.
If you have traditional braces, you have to be careful about what to eat since food particles tend to lodge between the braces. You forego this issue entirely with clear aligners.
Maintenance of Oral Hygiene
It is very tricky to maintain your oral hygiene with traditional braces. Food particles get lodged between braces and it is impossible to floss with them. With clear aligners, this process is much easier since they can be removed during brushing and flossing.
Traditional braces can cause sores and cuts due to the metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners have none of the risks, making them much comfortable to wear than regular braces.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since clear aligners don’t require much maintenance, you will be visiting your dentist less frequently. Even minor issues with traditional braces involve professional intervention, making it a bigger hassle.
At Anoka Dental, we offer Reveal™ Clear Aligners, thereby taking care of your orthodontic issues. If you’re interested in clear aligners or are simply wondering if they’re right for you, take a trip to our office. Call us at (763) 421-4002 to schedule an appointment with our dental experts and kickstart your journey to straighter, healthier teeth today!