Aligner treatment

Invisible and effective teeth straightening. Achieve your dream smile with reliable, new generation clear aligners.

  • More comfortable compared to braces
  • Transparent
  • Barely noticeable
  • Less tooth sensitivity compared to braces

The patient has to wear an aligner for 22 hours a day, it is removed only for cleaning the teeth and eating.

HanzaDent Dentistry mainly deals with aligner therapy, which is the most modern method of treating dental malposition disorders.

Costs

  • Consultation from 40-50 euros
  • Diagnosis and preparation of a treatment plan 300 eur
  • A set of aligners 900-1800 eur
  • Control visit 200 eur

Treatment course

The usual course of treatment is as follows. The patient comes for a consultation. The doctor prepares a treatment plan for him. The treatment plan is coordinated with the patient. Aligners are ordered. Each aligner is worn by the patient for approximately 2 weeks (this time may vary). The patient must go for a check-up according to the plan set by the doctor. Sometimes treatment may not go exactly according to plan, and some teeth may not move as planned, in which case the treatment plan may need correction. The doctor can order new aligners and adjust the course of treatment. After the end of the treatment, retention is placed on the teeth (an aligner that preserves the result). Depending on the situation, there is a need to wear retention aligners from one year to the rest of your life. In some cases, retention wires are also glued to the inside of the patient’s teeth to hold the teeth in place and prevent them from shifting back. It should also be taken into account that after aligner treatment there may be a need for correction of the bite surfaces.

It should also be taken into account that after aligner treatment there may be a need for correction of the bite surfaces.

1.Possible complications of brace therapy and aligner therapy

The same complications can occur with aligner treatment as with brace treatment. The most frequent and long-term complications – which may appear a few years after the end of treatment – are the following:

  • gingival recession (retraction of the gums);
  • tooth root resorption;
  • tooth sensitivity;
  • damage to tooth enamel;
  • ulcers of the oral mucosa;
  • marginal bone defects;
  • gingivitis;
  • periodontal disease exacerbation;
  • exacerbation of apical periodontitis in endodontically treated teeth;
  • pulpitis;
  • tooth loss;
  • exacerbation of temporomandibular joint pathology;
  • it may happen that achieving the intended corrected position of the teeth and/or occlusion may not be possible due to unforeseen or abnormal growth of the jaw;
  • depending on individual characteristics, other complications may also occur, but the probability of their occurrence is small.

  • Treatment with an aligner requires discipline / full cooperation from you and only works if you wear the aligner 22 hours a day.
  • As per your doctor’s instructions, you should change the aligner usually every 10-14 days.
  • At the beginning of wearing a new set of aligners, you may experience tooth sensitivity and discomfort.
  • Before and/or during treatment, temporary tooth-coloured composite “buttons” are placed on your teeth. You must pay attention that the composite “knobs” have not come off the teeth and if in doubt, inform your doctor immediately.
  • Other dental treatments, including treatment with fillings, must be completed before treatment with aligners is planned.
  • Wearing aligners while eating is prohibited.
  • Do not chew gum while wearing aligners.
  • While wearing the aligners, you must not drink hot drinks or wash the aligners with hot water, because the aligners can be deformed. You can drink cool/cold water.
  • Smoking is not recommended while wearing the aligners as it can change their color and elasticity.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal or snack.
  • The aligners must be washed under cool water with toothpaste and a toothbrush. The toothpaste must not be abrasive (contains aluminum oxide, calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate – usually in whitening toothpastes).
  • The edge of some aligners may be uneven due to the manufacturing process. If you have noticed this, please contact your doctor, who will give you the following instructions.
  • The longer the aligners are not in the mouth, the higher the probability that you may have to replace them – order new aligners. In this case, the production of new aligners will incur additional costs.
    If the aligner is lost/lost, the manufacture of an identical aligner also incurs an additional cost.
  • Due to a change in the position of the teeth, implants may be needed after treatment with transparent aligners or the restorations made on the teeth need to be changed, which your treating doctor will also inform you about.
  • During the treatment, it may be necessary to include other treatment elements: orthodontic rubber aligners, partial aligners, and orthodontic implants.
  • During the treatment process, it may be necessary to change the treatment plan, and at the end of the treatment period, additional aligners may be needed to adjust and complete the treatment.
  • After the treatment, it is necessary to use a retention aligner – not using it can cause the teeth to move back to their original position.
  • The presented visualization is only a preliminary simulation of the intended movement of the teeth, which may differ from reality.

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