Do clear aligners really work? If you’ve arrived at this article, you’ve probably been thinking about straightening your teeth and are looking into the best option for you. We’re sure you have many questions around clear aligners; what they are, how they work, and how well they work. Luckily for you, we can help!
In case you haven’t heard of clear aligners before, they work similarly to traditional braces in that they apply gentle pressure to your teeth to guide them into the desired position. However, clear aligners have several benefits over traditional braces that make them a great option for straightening your teeth. They’re exactly as they sound – clear! With good quality clear aligners, it’s likely that no one will even know you’re undergoing treatment. They’re also removable and cheaper than traditional braces making them a great option for busy schedules and tighter budgets.
In this article we’ll explore if clear aligners really work, how to know if they’ll work for you, the results you can expect from clear aligner treatments and how to get started.
So, do clear aligners really work?
Do Clear Aligners Really Work?
We get it – clear aligners almost sound too good to be true, which often leads to the question “do clear aligners really work?”.
In short, yes! Clear aligners are a great teeth straightening option for anyone looking to straighten their teeth discreetly, at a lower cost and in a shorter timeframe. However, clear aligners aren’t suitable for everyone and are most effective in cases with mild to moderate crowding and misalignment. More severe cases are generally more suited to traditional methods such as metal or ceramic braces.
At EZ SMILE, we ensure all cases are assessed prior to beginning treatment with our free 30 second assessment. This screening assessment allows us and the person seeking treatment to initially understand if the EZ SMILE clear aligner treatment will work for them.
EZ SMILE treatments take an average of 4-8 months to complete, as opposed to the average treatment time of 1-3 years using traditional metal braces. Our clear aligners have been used to successfully treat 1000s of cases, but we’ll let the results speak for themselves!
Before we get to the clear aligner before and afters, let’s first outline when clear aligners really work for a user:
Who Is A Good Candidate for Clear Aligners?
As we’ve mentioned, the question of “do clear aligners really work?” doesn’t quite have a straightforward answer. In order for clear aligners to work properly, you need to be a good candidate. But what does that mean?
Before any of our customers are able to start their treatment, we ask them to fill in our free 30 second assessment. This gives us an initial insight into whether or not this person can be treated using clear aligners. There are a number of different factors that make up a good candidate, and a bad candidate. For this reason, it’s a great first step to answer the questionnaire to understand if clear aligners are the right option for you.
Typically, clear aligners are a great option for mild to moderate misalignment and crowding. In more severe cases that EZ SMILE cannot treat, an orthodontist may be able to offer complex face-to-face techniques in conjunction with clear aligners.
To be treated using EZ SMILE clear aligners you need to be over the age of 16 and have not had veneers, bridges, implants or dentures in the past. It is also important to understand that while clear aligners are great for straightening teeth, they aren’t designed to correct bite issues.
EZ SMILE Clear Aligner Results
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we agree! Our EZ SMILE clear aligner results truly speak for themselves. Keep reading to see before and after photos from real EZ SMILE customers!
The average treatment time using EZ SMILE clear aligners is 4-8 months which you can have the smile of your dreams in less than a year! While they’re removable, you’ll be required to wear your clear aligners for 20-22 hours a day and only take them out for eating, drinking, or if you have an event that you’d like to remove them for. Making sure you wear your clear aligners for most of the day ensures that your teeth don’t begin to revert back to their original position; we’d hate to waste all of your hard work!
EZ SMILE has helped thousands of happy customers get the smile of their dreams in a shorter time frame and at a lower cost compared to traditional braces!
Clear Aligner Before and After Results
This is exactly what you’ve been looking for – clear aligner before and after photos!
The images below are from real people who have used EZ SMILE clear aligners to straighten their teeth. Do any of these before images look familiar to your own teeth alignment? Why not take our free 30 second assessment to find out if EZ SMILE is right for you.
How Do Clear Aligners Really Work?
We’ve discussed that yes, clear aligners do work if you’re a suitable candidate, but how do clear aligners really work?
Clear aligners work similar to traditional braces in that they apply gentle pressure to your teeth to guide them into the desired position. Throughout your treatment you’ll receive multiple sets of clear aligners. You’ll change to a new set every 2-3 weeks or when the current set begins to feel loose against your teeth.
The entire clear aligner process with EZ SMILE is just that – EZ! After you’ve completed our free 30 second assessment and confirmed that you are a suitable candidate you’ll need to either purchase an impression kit OR book in for a free 3D teeth scan at one of our scanning partner locations. Both of these methods will be used to create a mould of your teeth which we will use to create your clear aligners. After you’ve created your moulds, we’ll send you a personalised teeth straightening plan that shows you how your teeth will move with the different sets and even shows you the final result!
It’s only once you’re happy with your plan that you go ahead and purchase your clear aligners and begin your treatment.
When Won’t Clear Aligners Work?
Unfortunately, clear aligners aren’t suitable for everyone. In particular, if you have more severe crowding or misalignment, it’s unlikely that clear aligners will be a good teeth straightening option for you.
Clear aligners will not work in the following circumstances:
- You currently have or have had crowns on your front teeth
- You currently have or have had veneers
- You currently have or have had bridges
- You currently have or have had implants
- You currently have or have had dentures
This is due to the way the aligners sit on your teeth – we need to ensure they fit as closely as possible, and the above dental treatments can have a negative effect on the aligners.
While clear aligners straighten teeth, they are not designed to correct bite issues. As such, if you have an overbite, underbite or crossbite you will likely require teeth straightening treatment with a more traditional method such as metal or ceramic braces. Whilst there may be some minor improvements in bite, it is important to remember that clear aligners not designed to fix bites. If you are after straight teeth, EZ SMILE is for you!
Get Started with Clear Aligners Today
So, we’ve discussed the answer to “do clear aligners really work” and have found that yes, clear aligners absolutely do work so long as you are a suitable candidate.
If you’ve read this far, we assume that you’re interested in clear aligner treatments – great news! A great first step is to take our free 30 second assessment to initially find out if EZ SMILE is right for you.
If you’re a suitable candidate, why not order an impression kit or book a free 3D teeth scan to get started today!
Join thousands of happy customers who have straightened their teeth with EZ SMILE! For just $2,499, up to 70%^ less than traditional braces, you can complete your entire treatment from the comfort of your own home – and in an average treatment time of 4-8 months!