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A woman is wearing invisible braces as a convenient solution for teeth straightening.

Clear Aligner is an alternative to traditional braces; these aligners use thin, clear plastic trays to reposition teeth gradually and consistently when worn. Unlike fixed braces on the teeth, the aligners are removable and are replaced every 7-14 days.

They usually range from 10 to 50 aligners per series, and one to three series are needed to achieve the desired results. The specific number of aligners depends on factors such as the complexity of your bite, the constant use of aligners, and the resistance of your jawbone to movement.

Aligners work by putting gentle pressure, creating small, gradual movements. This pressure is transmitted to the jaws through the roots. The response of your jaw is to move the teeth into their correct position.

The incremental nature of changes by wearing teeth aligners contributes to a gentle and comfortable treatment experience; to ensure effective treatment, aligners should be worn for 22 hours per day and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Aligner Experts’ Dental Monitoring App

Acknowledging the need for a more streamlined and patient-focused orthodontic experience, Aligner Experts introduces the ‘Cassee,’ a Dental Monitor App; it is an innovative remote treatment assistant aiming to revolutionize orthodontic care by offering patients the convenience of securely sending teeth photos, tracking progress, and communicating with the Aligner Experts team from the comfort of their homes or anywhere in the world.

These images are then securely transmitted to the Aligner Experts team, who can assess progress and make necessary adjustments remotely; this tracking eliminates the need for frequent in-person visits, making orthodontic treatment more efficient and hassle-free.

A woman wearing transparent plastic aligner on her teeth.

With Cassee, patients can communicate with the Aligner Experts team to ensure that orthodontic professionals quickly address their questions, concerns, and treatment updates, providing them with the guidance and support they need at every stage of their treatment.

Whether living in a remote area or traveling internationally, with Cassee, you can stay connected to your orthodontist, ensuring the highest level of care.

How Clear Aligner At Home Treatment Works?

The treatment process begins with a remote consultation with Aligner Experts, where you’ll consult with our licensed orthodontist on call. Then, we’ll give you access to Cassee, and your orthodontist will provide you with instructions on how to use the app. Next, you’ll take photos of your teeth from your home using the Cassee and send them through the app.

When we get your photos, we can review and check how your treatment is going and make sure it’s on track without unnecessary trips to the office. The doctor will send communication and instructions about your treatment through the app.

Cassee also lets you track the advancement of your treatment using our photo time-lapse technology, which illustrates the movement of your teeth as they progress toward the desired outcome.

It’s important to note that clear aligners require strict compliance with the treatment plan for better results; a patient’s failure to follow the prescribed plan may result in delays or complications in treatment.

Monitoring Progress with Proper Accessibility

Regular check-ins during aligner treatment enable dental professionals to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed, ensuring the aligners apply the correct pressure for effective and timely realignment. Secondly, these check-ins allow dentists to address any discomfort or challenges faced by patients, offering guidance and solutions to enhance the overall treatment experience.

Accessibility is also pivotal in ensuring successful monitoring of aligner progress, addressing challenges faced by diverse demographics; that’s why we introduced our monitoring app Cassee.

Here are some other benefits of the app that you should keep in mind.

  • Rural and Remote Areas: Utilizing telehealth technologies bridges the distance gap, enabling virtual consultations and remote monitoring for individuals in rural or remote locations.
  • Busy Professionals and Students: Flexible appointment timings, online booking systems, and reminders accommodate hectic schedules, ensuring alignment with treatment.
  • Elderly and Mobility-Challenged Individuals: Mobile dental services or on-site check-ins at healthcare facilities cater to those with mobility challenges, ensuring access to treatment.
  • Language Barriers and Diverse Communities: Multilingual support, translated resources, or interpreters aid in effective communication, ensuring all patients comprehend their treatment progress and requirements, irrespective of language barriers.

Risks and Complications of Clear Aligners At-Home Treatment

A woman is using At-Home Clear Aligners to straighten her teeth.

Using online orthodontic solutions to straighten your teeth may make treatment more convenient, but not following the instructions properly can cause problems and slow down your progress or even make it worse.

Another factor is the potential for complications, although rare, patients may experience problems such as discomfort, gum irritation or tooth sensitivity, and it is important to address these concerns promptly with your orthodontist or dentist and follow their instructions.

In addition, a lack of professional supervision during remote orthodontic solutions can lead to misalignments or improper adjustments, which can cause more harm than good. Without regular in-person check-ups, it is difficult for orthodontic professionals to identify and rectify problems properly.

Why Aligners At-Home Treatment Cost Less Than In-Office Aligners

The first thing that attracts patients to getting remote aligners at home is their cost-effectiveness compared to dentist-supervised aligners; there are several reasons for this price difference, which include:

1. Affordability

The first thing that attracts patients to getting remote aligners at home is their cost-effectiveness compared to dentist-supervised aligners; there are several reasons for this price difference, which include:

2. No Orthodontic Scans

Home aligner treatment is easier on your wallet because there is no fee for professional supervision, as appointments are not very frequent; you may find them more convenient if you have a busy lifestyle. However, this may work against your treatment goals, and the duration of treatment is difficult to determine, as, in some cases, it may take a little longer to achieve the expected results.

A man with braces showing his thumbs up.

3. Virtual Appointments vs. In-Person Check-ups

While getting aligners at home may promise virtual appointments, the reality often involves interactions with customer service representatives. Access to emergency dental care is limited, and scheduling telemedicine appointments may result in delays. In comparison, dentist-supervised treatments include regular, in-person check-ups to quickly address any issues.

4. Safety Concerns

Safety is a common concern with getting clear aligners at home, as users experiencing pain lack immediate access to professional assistance; in such cases, remove your aligners to ease the discomfort, but it will certainly cause potential treatment delays.

5. Treatment Limitations

Typically, online aligner treatment is designed to treat only the front teeth, which limits its scope; for people with severe misalignments, these kits may lack the necessary tools to correct them properly and safely, which highlights the importance of professional supervision.

Get The Best Teeth Aligners at Your Home From Aligner Experts

Although there are some drawbacks to getting clear aligners online, we always recommend getting your treatment in person. However, people with busy lifestyles and those who live far away from our facility can benefit from our virtual dental monitoring app and receive the best teeth straightening treatment from the comfort of their own homes.

At Aligner Experts, our clear aligners are custom-made and delivered directly to your home, eliminating the need for frequent clinic visits. With proper guidance and support from our orthodontist, this is a convenient and effective option for those seeking orthodontic treatment.

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Aligner Experts is your one-stop shop for a smooth, long-lasting, and timely smile transformation. With cutting-edge technology and expert treatment, we make your path to a perfect smile efficient and effective.

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