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Yes, clear aligners are effective for teens and adults with misaligned teeth. This treatment uses a series of clear aligners of varying sizes to gradually straighten your teeth over time.
Not all patients are provided with both options. Aligners are ideal for correcting mild to moderate dental malocclusions (crooked teeth and misalignment) whereas braces do the same as well as additional issues such as jaw rotation, large gaps and spacing, overcrowding, bite irregularity and severe misalignment. Generally, people with mild issues in older teen/adult age groups will prefer aligners to braces as they are virtually invisible, more comfortable, easier to clean and can be removed.
Clear aligners are meant to be worn up to 22 hours a day in order to work effectively, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth. They are safe to wear while drinking water. Usually, aligners are replaced with a new set every fortnight and the average full treatment period is about 12 months, however, this will depend on each patient’s individual needs.