Teeth aligners, also known as clear aligners, are orthodontic devices used to straighten misaligned teeth and correct various bite issues. Here’s a description and procedure for using teeth aligners:

Teeth aligners are transparent, custom-made trays that are designed to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions. They are typically made from a clear plastic material that is virtually invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for individuals seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment option.

Aligners are custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth using advanced computer technology and 3D imaging. They are designed to apply gentle pressure to specific areas of the teeth, gradually shifting them into alignment over time.


  • Initial Consultation: The first step in getting teeth aligners is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist. During this appointment, the orthodontist will evaluate your teeth, gums, and bites to determine if aligners are the right treatment option for you.
  • Digital Impressions or Molding: Once you’ve decided to proceed with aligner treatment, the orthodontist will take digital impressions or traditional moulds of your teeth. These impressions are used to create a precise 3D model of your teeth, which will serve as the basis for designing your custom aligners.
  • Treatment Planning:  Using the 3D model of your teeth, the orthodontist will create a detailed treatment plan that outlines the specific movements your teeth will undergo during each stage of treatment. This plan will also determine the number of aligners you will need and the duration of your treatment.
  • Aligner Fabrication:  Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom aligners will be fabricated using advanced computer software and manufacturing techniques. Each aligner is slightly different from the previous one, gradually moving your teeth closer to their desired positions.
  • Wearing the Aligners:  Once your aligners are ready, you will be provided with a series of trays to wear throughout your treatment. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. It’s essential to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day to ensure optimal results.
  • Progress Monitoring:  Periodic check-up appointments will be scheduled with your orthodontist to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Additional sets of aligners will be provided as you progress through your treatment.
  • Completion of Treatment: Once you’ve completed wearing all of your aligners, your teeth should have reached their desired positions. However, some patients may require additional refinement using a final set of aligners or other orthodontic appliances.
  • Retention: After completing your aligner treatment, your orthodontist may recommend wearing a retainer to maintain the results and prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Teeth aligners offer a convenient and discreet way to straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile. By following your orthodontist’s instructions and wearing your aligners as directed, you can achieve optimal results and enjoy the benefits of a straighter, healthier smile.