Articles on clear aligners

Invisible Clear Aligners - Your Smart Tooth Care

Dr. Divyashree Rajendra, Dentist
INVISIBLE CLEAR ALIGNERS Clear Aligners are a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that provide a hygienic, convenient and a aesthetic solution for the correction of malocclusion without having to wear brackets and wires.Advantages The most obvious advantage of the treatment is cosmetic: the aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. This makes the method particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents.In addition, the aligners are more comfortable than braces. Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces.Clinically, aligners avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed appliances, for example the effects on the gums and supporting tissues. Patients “graduate” to a new set of aligners in their treatment series approximately every two weeks. The aligners give less force per week and less pain than do fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Fixed appliances are adjusted approximately every six weeks and apply greater forces.Aligners should be removed to eat, drink, to clean the teeth, or to have them checked by the clinician. Because patients are able to remove the aligners, there are no restrictions on foods that could damage the appliances.Disadvantages Like traditional fixed braces, they are largely dependent on a patient’s habits and their co-operation. The success of the aligners is based on a patient’s commitment to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20–22 hours per day, only removing them when they are eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth. The system is more expensive than traditional wire and bracket systems. The aligners must be removed before eating, an advantage and disadvantage depending upon the person. They and the teeth should be cleaned before re-inserting them afterwards.Because the aligners are removed for eating, they could be lost. Certain teeth are slightly problematic for Invisalign aligners to rotate. Some lower premolars with their rounded shape can be difficult for the aligners to grasp and apply a rotational force to.Unlike traditional braces, if a patient grinds or clenches her or his teeth during the day or while sleeping, the aligners can become damaged, however this protects the teeth from damage which would otherwise occur. In practice, however, this problem is very rare and a new aligner can be ordered. Also, similar to traditional metal braces, aligners may cause a slight lisp at the beginning of treatment. This usually disappears as the patient becomes used to the treatment.The aligners are constructed of medical grade plastics, and though extremely rare, there may be cases of allergic and toxic sensitivity reactions to aligners. Should the treatment go off track, or patients fail to keep the aligners in for the required length of time, then the next aligner in the series will not fit, and a new set of impressions and aligners will be necessary, adding to the cost.Treatment Procedure Our orthodontist begins by taking dental impressions, x-rays and photographs of the patient’s teeth and sends them to the internationally certified Laboratory. The manufacturing of the CADCAM based aligners takes about 3-4 weeks after which they are sent back to the clinic.Once the aligners are received, the Orthodontist delivers it to you with instructions on wear and care. Attachments, also called buttons are sometimes bonded to teeth that need to be rotated or moved more than other teeth. Elastic wear (rubber bands) are also used to move the teeth forward or back relative to the jaw, thus accomplishing anterior or posterior corrections. Reproximation, (also called Interproximal Reduction or IPR is sometimes used at the contacts between teeth to allow for a better fit.Average treatment time varies, again depending on the complexity of the treatment. Simple treatments (minor crowding, minor spacing) may be as short as twenty weeks. Although the aligners are removable, they must be worn at least 20 to 22 hours per day to avoid delaying the treatment process. If they are not worn consistently, treatment time will increase.After the regular aligner or braces treatment is complete, retainers composed of a similar plastic material are usually required to be worn, at least at night. loss

Goodbye Braces, Hello Clear Aligners?

Dr. Abdul Rashid, Dentist
You’ve been dreaming of well-aligned teeth, closing those gaps in between, getting rid of your buck tooth, or just to simply improve your smile, but confused on whether to go for traditional braces or to try the latest alternative today which are the clear aligners?Twenty years back, patients wanting to straighten their teeth have only one option and that is to have braces placed on their teeth. Today, several dental devices and appliances are available which gives patients the opportunity to decide (with the help of their dentist) their preferred orthodontic appliance. One of these latest innovations is the clear aligner system.Listed below are some of the major differences between braces and aligners to help guide you in making the appropriate choice. But first, here’s a short description of both:As you might already know, orthodontic treatment with traditional braces uses brackets (usually metal), wires, bands, and elastics to move the teeth in the ideal position in the jaws. The brackets are bonded to the teeth surfaces and wires are held in place by small elastic rings. Monthly reviews or adjustments are required for this type of treatment.Clear aligners are considered an alternative way to straighten the teeth. They are, on the other hand, transparent dental trays made of high grade plastic which are 3D printed with the help of a CAD CAM system. A series of aligners are fabricated using cutting-edge technology and each aligner is customized to fit in the patients’ teeth to gradually move each tooth until the desired outcome is achieved. 3-4 pairs of aligners are handed to the patient at a time and instructions are given on how to wear them.  It’s also important to note that some clear aligner brands use “attachments” or small bumps of composite resin attached to certain teeth all throughout the treatment time in order to aid the movements. Other brands however, don’t require these attachments and rely solely on the aligners’ material for tooth movements. Clear aligners, like braces, usually incorporate the use of elastics in correcting certain malalignments. Now, how do they compare in terms of effectiveness, aesthetics, comfort, dental hygiene relation, and cost?1. EffectivenessBelieve it or not, both braces and clear aligners require the compliance of the patient to fully achieve the targeted final result, more so for the aligners, because they are in fact, removable. The required wear time for one pair of clear aligners for it to produce results is 17-22 hours for 1-2 weeks before moving onto the next aligner in the series. A very determined and compliant patient is the best candidate for this type of appliance. It is also a known fact that clear aligners are not suitable for all cases, which commonly suggests that severe or complicated teeth malalignment cannot be predictably achieved with this treatment alone. 2. AestheticsClearly, the aligners are the winners here. Gone are the “metal mouths” often associated with the metal brackets and wires. The transparent aligners are hardly noticeable in the patient’s teeth. Thus, they are the more appealing choice for adults, especially for those whose jobs involve a lot of social interactions and for personalities appearing on T.V. or film. Since they are removable, patients can remove them when necessary. They don’t interfere in special occasions (i.e. weddings, photo shoots, etc.) Although, a certain type of brackets made of semi-transparent ceramic are offered by many dental clinics which are less obvious than the metal ones, they are still not comparable to the "invisible" property that clear aligners offer. 3. Comfort and SpeechBoth braces and clear aligners offer some degree of discomfort, varying from patient to patient. This usually happens in the initial stages of treatment as well as during the monthly adjustments for braces. Every new pair of aligner will feel tight for the first few days of use. Though in terms of how the braces and aligners feel inside the mouth, most patients would vouch that the smooth thin plastic of the aligners are more tolerable and easier to adapt to compared to the bulky brackets and poking wires which are common issues for braces wearers.Lisping is also a common thing to experience in the first few weeks of treatment for both treatment options. But as treatment progresses, the mouth adapts to these orthodontic appliances, just like breaking in a new pair of shoes, you get used to it after sometime.4. Effect on Dental HygieneYour dentist cannot emphasize enough the importance of good dental hygiene during orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners have the advantage on this aspect as they are removable. Patients can easily brush and floss after every meal. Unlike with braces, patients get a tough time maneuvering in between the brackets and wires in order to brush all tooth surfaces. Flossing gets tricky as well while wearing braces. If you're serious about getting either braces or clear aligners, a reminder to live by is that dental hygiene should be impeccable during any orthodontic treatment, otherwise gum disease and other problems can arise which might lead to a worse teeth condition than before you started treatment.5. CostBraces are generally more affordable than the fabrication of clear aligners. But since both are considered long term treatments, different installment plans are often offered by dental offices which patients usually appreciate.Overall, there is no best orthodontic treatment in general. But there is one which is the most suitable for each individual patient. It’s always recommended that you talk freely and honestly with your orthodontist or dentist. All your concerns should be noted and with your dentist’s knowledge, he/she can devise the best treatment plan for you. 

Invisible Braces- Best Option for Beautiful Smiles

Dr. Swasti Jain, Dentist
Straight teeth and a revitalized smile may no longer need to come from a mouth full of unattractive wire and bracket braces. Enhancing self-esteem and physical confidence, invisible braces offer an esthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional wire/bracket braces. The clear aligners (also called clear braces) are manufactured using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth movement, making it possible for the removable orthodontic appliance to gradually straighten teeth.CONDITIONS TREATED WITH INVISIBLE BRACES Invisible braces can be used to treat the following orthodontic conditions:Overbite or overjetCrowded or widely spaced teethCrooked teethInvisible braces are designed for adults and older teenagers; invisible braces are not recommended when baby teeth remain. Children and younger teenagers faced with orthodontic problems will require traditional metal braces with brackets/wires on the front of the teeth. However, only your dentist or orthodontist can determine if you are a candidate for invisible braces. The clear aligner treatment was designed primarily for adults due to the need for absolute and rigid cooperation; the trays are worn 22 hours per day and should not be forgotten or lost.However, since clear aligners are removable, they may require more motivation and self-discipline to wear consistently, and they are easier to misplace or lose. Lost clear aligners may result in treatment delay and additional replacement costs. While fairly comfortable, clear aligners can cause discomfort or mild pain, particularly at the beginning when new aligners are placed and exert pressure on the teeth to move them. Additionally, clear aligners are available only from dentists or orthodontists manufacturer-certified and trained to offer them.Clear aligners are made after your dentist/orthodontist takes three-dimensional impressions of your teeth and sends them to a manufacturer-specific laboratory that fabricates your custom-fit clear aligners using computerized technology. These aligners are then sent to your dentist/orthodontist to be tried on and evaluated for suitability. Clear aligners are provided in sets. The number of aligners will depend on your specific orthodontic problem. You will wear each new aligner set for a specified amount of time, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. With each new aligner set, your teeth slowly adjust and gradually realign to your desired smile. At periodic visits, your dentist/orthodontist will provide the next aligner set and evaluate your progress throughout treatment.

Invisalign- the Latest Invisible Braces

Dr. Milind Darda, Dentist
Do you want to straighten your teeth without the metal braces showing? Are you worried about the metallic smile while going through the braces (orthodontic) treatment? Here’s a solution to your problem:SMILE MAKE OVER WITH INVISIBLE BRACES- “COMFORTABLE, REMOVABLE AND VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE” – 3 THINGS THAT NORMAL BRACES ARE NOT!!WHAT ARE INVISIBLE BRACES?The Invisible Braces technique takes a modern approach towards straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created especially for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.There are neither any metal brackets to attach or any wires to tighten.HOW DO THEY WORK?Wearing aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into right place, based on the exact movements that we plan out for you. Just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.Clear aligners (Invisalign/clear path) mean you can keep your appearance attractive.Other people will hardly notice you are wearing a splint, because the CLEAR ALIGNER splint is transparent and smooth, without any screws or brackets. Even during the treatment, you will be able to talk and laugh without impediment because the transparent material means that the CLEAR ALIGNER splint is barely visible.Pleasantly smooth and comfortableThe Invisalign splint guarantees you a good, almost familiar feeling to your mouth. When you wear it, you will notice how pleasantly smooth and comfortable it is because it does not need screws or wires. When eating or cleaning your teeth or splint, you can simply take it out – quick and easy, whenever you like.TransparentThe CLEAR ALIGNER splint is clear and transparent; almost invisible You can talk and laugh without restrictions or impediment.ComfortableThe high-quality splint makes your mouth feel good. It is pleasantly smooth, with no screws or wires.RemovableYou can take the splint out at any time and put it in again quickly and easily, e.g. when eating or cleaning.HygienicYou can easily keep the CLEAR ALIGNER splint clean, e.g. using toothpaste and toothbrush. We also recommend the use of CETRON® cleaning powder.EffectiveThe splint treatment achieves optimal and accurate results in a short period of time.Case SelectionAs invisible braces can be put only in selected cases. it is necessary to have an appropriate discussion and investigations with your orthodontist prior to using invisible braces as a treatment option.- See more at:

Invisalign - Invisible Teeth Straightening Without Braces

Dr. Divyashree Rajendra, Dentist
Clear aligners are transparent, removable trays used to correct teeth positions as an alternative to braces. The treatment is ideally rendered by an Orthodontist who is specifically trained in teeth alignment and has experience with clear aligner systems by treating a good number of cases.Currently there are many international clear aligner companies providing their services in India, and Invisalign tops the list being the pioneer in the field of Clear aligners and technologically the most advanced of all.PROCEDURE FOR TREATMENTThe treatment involves the following steps:1. Consult the Invisalign specialistDuring the consultation, the Orthodontist will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is suitable for you or not. If yes, you can discuss about the treatment, alternative options , their pros and cons as well as your payment options.This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions or concerns about Invisalign.2. Customisation of your Treatment PlanOnce you are ready to go ahead with the treatment, your Orthodontist creates a treatment Plan for you. He/She will take x-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign laboratory along with your customised treatment plan. Invisalign will use these to create ClinCheck, a software program showing digital 3-D images of your teeth movements before and after the orthodontic treatment and send it back to the Orthodontist in 7-14 days for approval.From these images, you can view the exact movements of your teeth, the final result and the approximate length of your treatment. Since every case is unique, the treatment duration can range from as low as 3 months to greater than 2 years, directly proportional to complexity of the case.3. Fabrication of your alignersBack in the Invisalign laboratory, your dental impressions are scanned with CAD-CAM(computer-aided-design and computer-aided-manufacturing) software and a series of stereolithographic models are made for stages between the current and desired teeth positions. Aligners are fabricated with a BPA-free thermoplastic material. Each aligner moves teeth by 0.25 to 0.33 millimeters. So six to fifty plus aligners may be needed to bring about the desirable teeth movements. 4. Delivery of the alignersYou will receive your set of Invisalign aligners in about 4-5weeks from the Orthodontist and start wearing them as per the instructions. For promised results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, every day. The aligner is removed for brushing, flossing and eating only.The aligners are changed sequentially every 2 weeks.To monitor your progress, the Orthodontist may recall you every six weeks or so. You may also need filing or removal of some teeth to make space for the teeth to move, as discussed on your initial consultation. For complicated tooth movements, small, tooth-colored composite attachments are fixed temporarily onto certain teeth for better control and are removed after completion of treatment. 5. Completion of treatmentCongratulations!You have reached the end of treatment and it is time to reveal your new smile! Remember, a retainer is a must to maintain the tooth positions achieved.IS INVISALIGN RIGHT FOR YOU? Invisalign is effective for correcting conditions like spaced or crowded teeth, openbite,overbite, underbite or crossbite problems.They can also realign teeth in patients who have experienced relapse after previous fixed orthodontic treatment. However they cannot correct discrepancies of the jawbone. ADVANTAGES OF CLEAR ALIGNERSThey are virtually invisible, so much so that most people may not even notice you are wearing them.These aligners are smooth and comfortable, and won't prick your cheeks and gums like traditional braces.You can remove them to eat and brush your teeth, so there are no diet restrictions to be followed and it is easier to clean.If your profession involves a lot of public interaction or travelling, the aligner treatment is not only convenient, but in some cases the only practical option as the frequency of checkups can be planned ahead as per your itinerary without having to interrupt and delay treatment.DISADVANTAGES OF CLEAR ALIGNERSNot all malocclusions are treatable effectively with clear aligners, for example complex or skeletal discrepancies are better treated with traditional braces or orthognathic surgery.The aligners will not work well if not worn as prescribed. Patient compliance is critical for treatment success.Compared to traditional braces and some indigenious aligners, Invisalign is made using advanced cutting-edge technology, perfected with years of research and development and hence is priced more. However since it is a customised treatment plan unique for every patient, it is offered for either upper or lower teeth or both and for simple or complex cases or for adults or teen patients, and cost varies accordingly.

What Are Orthodontic Braces?

Dr. Rajat Setia, Dentist
Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align, straighten and help to position tooth and/or teeth with regard to patients bite, while also working to improve the dental health.Types of Braces:1. Metal / Traditional bracesThese are the metal brackets and wires and the first thing that comes to mind of a patient on hearing the word braces. These are the least expensive type of braces available and the coloured bands give kids a chance to express themselves through a variety of colours. The major disadvantage of them is that they are the most noticeable type of braces.2. Ceramic bracesCeramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend into teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable. They are more expensive than metal braces and the brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well enough.3. Lingual bracesLingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth. Their biggest advantage is that they are invisible from the outside due to their placement but they are very difficult to clean, more expensive than the regular orthodontic treatment. Also, its regular adjustments take longer time and are more difficult than with traditional braces.4. AlignersThese are orthodontic aligners which consist of a series of custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every few weeks as per the requirement and treatment planned by the dentist. These aligners are almost invisible and the patients can eat and drink whatever they want, unlike the regular orthodontic treatment. The Major disadvantages of these aligners are that these will not work for serious dental problems and is a more expensive option than braces. Since they are mouth-guard like aligners can be easily lost.

10 Things You Should Know About Invisible Braces!

Dr. Major Pravin Prathip, Dentist
Every one of us wants a great smile but a lot of us need help getting there. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Though there are various treatment options like conventional braces, ceramic braces available in the invisible braces has a special niche among the General Population.What are invisible braces?The invisible braces are used for correcting mal positioned teeth and are manufactured using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth movement making it possible for the removable straightening orthodontic appliance.What are the advantages?They are very esthetic and invisible. They are very predictable and easy to maintain the hygiene during the treatment. The patients have flexibility to eat and drink whatever they want and they can place the aligner back in the mouth. They don't interfere in every day routine especially for singers, musicians, newsreaders, public personalities, sports persons and also during occasions like marriage etc.What are the usage indications?overly proclined teeth or overjetoverly deep jaw or overbitecrooked teethWhy is it so expensive?Anything which is having a high esthetic value is always little expensive. The technology behind this clear aligners is really patented and innovative. Its really worth, because of the comfort that comes along with it. It is manufactured abroad and then brought to India.Who cannot use this?Only restriction for this treatment modality is, as it requires 100% patient compliance so anybody who cannot wear for 22hrs and cannot keep it safe are not ideal candidates for this treatment.How is the pricing fixed?The prices are generally calculated as per the following things:TimeMaterialsSkill of the dentistNumber of AlignersWhat is the treatment duration?The treatment duration is as usual like any orthodontic treatment ranging from 12 months to 18 to 24 months (in cases of extraction).What are the added advantages?The added advantages of this technology is, till the patient gets the desired result additional aligners can be arranged for the patient in the same package without any added costs ( by some companies)What are the financial options?The company generally takes 20 days time to manufacture.

Invisible Orthodontics : Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces

Sukhmani Gill, Dentist
The first thing that somebody notices about you is your smile but not everyone is blessed with a perfect smile. Your smile can make a lasting impression about your personality. You may not be very comfortable taking to people or smiling because of your crooked smile, which leads to a very under confident personality.Choosing to straighten your teeth with braces/brackets is a big decision that affects not only your looks but changes your life style as well. It also  comes with several drawbacks like having recurrent mouth ulcers due to braces and wires, inability to  eat food properly , caries due to improper brushing and food accumulation and hypo calcified white spots to name a few. Many people suffer drastic  weight loss due to discomfort caused while eating food and eventually leads to loss of appetite.As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business, social reasons or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps as a teenager too, if you are looking for advanced new technology which delivers cutting edge results. So in such cases  the solution to straight smile without use of train track braces is "INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS."WHAT IS INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS ?It is the way of straightening  your teeth with use of customized transparent / clear aligners.WHAT IS THE TREATMENT PROCESS?The first step is the consult with your doctor who examines your teeth properly, takes pictures from all required angles and makes a treatment plan for you. Choosing the right dentist is very crucial since not all dentists work with clear aligners, so it is very important to choose a dentist who has received a proper clear path training and can truly evaluate your needs.Based on the alignment of your teeth using 3-D technology, you are provided a set of clear aligners  created  specially for you. These are smooth , transparent and comfortable that don't irritate your cheeks and gums like what traditional braces do. And since they are transparent and fit your teeth perfectly, people won't even notice  that you are wearing them.Approximately every 2-3 weeks  you will be provided a new set of aligners  which you will wear for about 20 hours a day advancing you to the next stage closer to your final outcome. Your doctor monitors your progress by having occasional checks.WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES ?They are very comfortable , predictable as you can see the treatment results even before your treatment starts . These can be easily removed while eating , brushing and on special occasions if required thus making them extremely patient friendly.

Trying to Select Your Braces? Here Are All Your Options!

Dr. Amit Anand, Dentist
Today's Orthodontics offer more kinds of braces than ever before. Check out your options:Metal braces/Traditional bracesThese are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated arch wires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.Pros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves. Cons: Most noticeable type of bracesCeramicBracesCeramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign) Cons: More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them wellLingual BracesLingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth.Pros: Invisible from outsideCons: Difficult to clean; more expensive; not appropriate for severe cases; can be more uncomfortable at first; regular adjustments take longer and are more difficult than with traditional bracesInvisalignInvisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems; only available for adults and teens, not children; more expensive option; can be easily lost and costly to replace; treatment may potentially take longer.You can select one of options suitable for you and your child. For any queries discuss it with our specialist orthodontist by booking  an appointment.

You're Never Too Old for Braces

Dr. Prashant Dhole, Dentist
Adult orthodontics is a reality today. Having braces was considered to be a part of growing up as a kid. Typically 11 - 13 years olds were visiting their orthodontist to put braces to set their teeth right. Few children with buck teeth, crooked teeth, open and closed bites, etc., receive timely orthodontic treatment with braces to correct teeth alignment problems. Most miss the bus due to lack of awareness, financial issues of parents, procrastination etc. Most realize when they are college going or even later that their teeth are not in the best of alignment, causing lack of self-esteem and confidence, constant fear of rejection and ridicule. Also there are dental health issues due to teeth malalignment and traumatic bite. Sometimes more serious problems of jaw joint pain, jaw muscle pain, headaches etc become a constantly nagging routine. Most choose to suffer in agony and think that now its too late to have braces. They accept less than adequate quality of life and suffer low self esteem. But here is the GOOD NEWS..... You can have braces at any age.... Adult braces have become a reality today and all over the world many adults, as old as 55 to 60 years are wearing braces to correct teeth alignment problems and bad bites.Advent of new materials and research in orthodontics has led to evolution of new treatment mechanics and orthodontic appliances especially for adults. These appliances and technics have been specially designed for adults so that they can overcome the mental block of wearing braces. Following are few of the orthodontic technologies for adults. Visibility - Braces are sometime hated by adults because those stainless steel train tracks are starkly visible when you open your mouth to talk or smile. But today orthodontists have various solutions for the same like ceramic tooth colour braces which are hardly visible. Lingual braces which are fixed behind your teeth so that they are not visible at all, Clear aligners, which are transparent removable aligners which are 3 D printed with CAD CAM technology.Comfort - Your lingual braces can be custom made for you, having their shape as per your individual tooth contour. Therefore they are less obtrusive and interfering with your tongue and your get adapted pretty much quickly. The specialized wires which move your teeth are also robotically made for your individual requirements. Hence they are comfortable. Latest Nitinol wires apply minimum force avoiding excessive pain and discomfort due to tooth movement.Convenience - Clear aligner technology has revolutionised world of adult orthodontics by offering precise stage wise transparent aligners to bring about desired teeth movement. These aligners are removable and can be worn by the patient as per their convenience ( although they need to be worn at least 16 hrs / day to have good treatment effect)Precision - With 3 D imaging ( CBCT), precise diagnosis can be achieved and orthodontic treatment can be planned with best possible treatment outcome in least possible time. Results of Orthognathic surgeries have also become most predictable and free of complications. Today adult orthodontics has so much to offer to individuals who need improved, healthy, well balanced and attractive smile.  Well aligned teeth can be attained at any age with right orthodontics and future health problems due to bad bites can be avoided. Orthodontics can also help to sort out many compromised situations needing teeth replacements, gum surgeries etc. Choose an orthodontist who is well informed and updated about the latest treatment philosophies and who can work in your favour to get you the smile, which you always desired. A good orthodontist knows his worth and may be more costly than others. Respect his knowledge, honesty and skills to be able to deliver good results for you. Do not go for short term quick fixes or financially cheap treatment options, you will probably lose more and gain less.