The following clear aligner services are offered at Nina Kumar DDS:
Clear aligner therapy refers to a series of clear dental appliances that are formed to the shape of a patient's teeth. Clear aligners gradually improve appearance and function by applying gentle, consistent pressure to a patient's teeth which stimulates bone remodeling.
When consistent force is applied to a tooth, there is breakdown of the bone in the jaw, allowing the tooth to move. At the same time, there is new bone built to fill in the space left behind the tooth.
The building process takes 48–72 hours to fully begin, but only takes about four hours to stop. This is why it's essential for patients to wear their aligners at least 22 hours per day. When the aligners go unworn for several hours, it can take several days for the activity to start up again.