Dental aligner: installation and price
Even as an adult, it is possible to smile again with straight teeth. Thanks to an dental aligner invisible, dental alignment is done discreetly. Dental aligner: installation and price of a discreet and effective orthodontic aligner.
What is a dental aligner ?
The dental aligner is one of the most used orthodontic treatment methods to straighten teeth in adulthood. Much more discreet than metal or ceramic braces and much less expensive than lingual braces, the dental aligner consists of one or two transparent trays, depending on whether the patient wants to correct the upper, lower or both teeth. Each mouthpiece is custom-molded to the shape of the jaw and will correct many dental problems including dental malocclusions.
The malocclusion which corresponds to a bad arrangement of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw can cause various disadvantages such as :
Aesthetic problems (gaping teeth, overlapping teeth, receding chin…).
A bad oral hygiene with a difficult brushing of the teeth and the appearance of cavities or inflammations of the gums (in the event of dental congestion in particular).
Discomfort with chewing and swallowing, which can also lead to digestive problems.
Many adults did not benefit from dental care in their childhood and today this type of braces remains the best solution to move the teeth little by little and find a normal dentition.
The tooth aligner will thus allow you to regain straight teeth and a beautiful smile. And since it is made of removable plastic, the material has undeniable advantages:
You can remove it to eat, to brush your teeth or for any exceptional situation (work appointment, sports competition, romantic evening…).
Easy to clean and remove, you don’t have to worry about food debris getting stuck in the braces. Invisible braces are painless: your teeth are gently moved back into place without pain.
How it is installed ?
To take advantage of the benefits of this invisible dental appliance, make an appointment with your dentist or an orthodontic practice. Brands and manufacturers of dental aligners like Dr Smile also offer this service. All you have to do is go to one of our partner dental offices.
During the first consultation, the practitioner will take a 3D scan of your teeth. If he or she feels that orthodontic treatment is possible, he or she will provide you with an orthodontic plan personalized treatment plan.
Good to know Dental aligner for adults does not treat severe orthodontic problems. Your dentist will suggest that you wear lingual braces or traditional braces.
Several transparent aligners will be created and you will have to wear them successively. As a general rule, you will need to change aligners every two weeks until your teeth are straight’to the’desired tooth alignment.
Depending on the initial arrangement of your teeth, treatment time can vary from 6 to 12 months. However, if you wear your braces all the time, day and night, the treatment can go much faster.
Finally, at the end of the treatment, the orthodontist creates so-called retainers to stabilize the jaw. Don’t neglect this step, it will ensure that your teeth are well aligned and long lasting.
What is the cost for dental aligners ?
Getting your smile back has a cost. However, despite the high price, a dental aligners are cheaper than lingual techniques.
The price of dental aligners will of course depend on the complexity and duration of your treatment:
For a slight problem of dentition, the wearing of an appliance is about 1 590 €. For an average problem, it is 2 190 € and for a more complex problem, it is 2 690 €.
For children and teenagers under 16 years of age, you can be reimbursed by the health insurance fund up to 70% of the conventional rate, or €193.50 for one semester, and this, up to 6 semesters.
For adults, only your complementary health insurance can participate in the reimbursements, provided that you have taken out a specific contract.
L’In fact, although we know that for some people, dental aligners are a rather expensive orthodontic treatment, it is the guarantee of a good result harmonious teeth alignment. Not to mention that wearing functional and transparent braces is much more pleasant than unsightly braces.