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About Clear Aligners 

At Bhandari Dental Clinic, we offer comprehensive dental care for you and your family.

With affordable dental coverage and a personal approach to each patient, your healthy smile is just one visit away.

We are Dental Aligner Experts and preferred partners for leading dental aligner brands like Invisalign, Illusion Aligners & kiyoclear aligners.

Read more about dental treatments that we provide below.

  • What are invisible braces / Clear Dental Aligners / Invisalign ?
    Invisible braces / Clear Aligners or Invisalign is nothing but a simple set of aligners which are transparent and do not interfere in your daily routine. These Clear Dental Aligners are removable, transparent & more comfortable devices made of special plastic like material which are used to straighten teeth just like braces. These aligners use gentle and constant force to move the teeth in the desired position without going through the hassles of metal wires and brackets. The treatment planned well with the help of software which uses principals of orthodontics to simulate step by step tooth movement. These sequential tooth movements are incorporated in these devices to apply the specic force at the specified tooth locations to achieve the desired tooth movement. The complete treatment involves a process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. We, at Bhandari Dental Clinic have upgraded ourselves & our infrastructure to brace this new technology to provide you with the new smile that you desire. If you are exploring various options to get your teeth aligned in the correct desired position please book an appointment for Free Suitability Assessment at Bhandari Dental Clinic.
  • How does clear aligners / invisible braces work?
    The clear aligner or invisible braces system uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Each tray is worn for a specified period of time, typically two weeks, before being replaced with the next tray in the series. As you progress through the series of trays, your teeth will gradually move into the proper alignment. Material used for Invisible braces / clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible. To make invisible braces work, our team will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisible braces / clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Our team will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly. We, at Bhandari Dental Clinic have upgraded ourselves & our infrastructure to brace this new technology to provide you with the new smile that you desire. If you are exploring various options to get your teeth aligned in the correct desired position please book an appointment for Free Suitability Assessment at Bhandari Dental Clinic.
  • Is treatment with invisible braces / clear aligners beneficial over the conventional treatment?
    Invisible braces / clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit. Patients do find it more comfortable as they can eat whatever they want once the aligners are removed. Patients can also maintain their oral hygiene better if they are using clear aligners to get their teeth straightened. While there are benefits to both conventional and invisible braces / clear aligner treatments, each case is unique and the best option for each patient may vary. Some benefits of invisible braces / clear aligners include the fact that they are less noticeable than traditional braces, and they may be more comfortable for some patients. We, at Bhandari Dental Clinic have upgraded ourselves & our infrastructure to brace this new technology to provide you with the new smile that you desire. If you are exploring various options to get your teeth aligned in the correct desired position please book an appointment for Free Suitability Assessment at Bhandari Dental Clinic.
  • How do I know if my treatment can be done with invisible braces / clear aligners?
    Clear aligner treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. During the initial assessment we can scan your teeth & create a simulation which can give us a fair idea whether the dental condition is treatable with the clear aligners. In case you want to have a fair idea of the change that Invisalign can bring about in your smile you can make use of this Instant Smile Simulation Tool to visualize the change with just a click of a selfie. We, at Bhandari Dental Clinic have upgraded ourselves & our infrastructure to brace this new technology to provide you with the new smile that you desire. If you are exploring various options to get your teeth aligned in the correct desired position please book an appointment for Free Suitability Assessment at Bhandari Dental Clinic.
  • What is the treatment process with clear aligners?
    Clear aligner treatment starts with a consultation and initial assessment. We will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that are used to correct a variety of dental alignment issues. Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. The treatment process typically involves the use of a series of clear, plastic aligners that are worn for a period of time, followed by a series of retainers that help to keep the teeth in their new position. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by us. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.
  • How should I store clear aligners?
    When you receive your aligners, you will get a little hard case to store them in. You should always store your aligners in a protective teeth aligner case, instead of just wrapping them up in tissue paper. Aligners can break if something falls on them or if someone accidentally sits on them. You might even throw them in the rubbish as a mistaken used tissue! It is the perfect size for storing your aligners and chewies, and handy for day-to-day life at the office or out and about. Keeping them in when eating or drinking something else than water could make them cloudy, distort them if in contact with heat or worse, could cause them to crack and become ineffective. When it’s time to eat, just pop the aligners out. You can rinse your clear aligners off after taking them out, before putting them back in or both. This handy little aligner case even has a built-in mirror that can save you time going to the nearest bathroom just to take your aligners out or put them back in! The little holes at the top of the case ensure that air comes in and out of it for your aligners to stay nice and dry. Bacteria can spread quite quickly in a wet environment, so it’s a big hygienic must that you have clean aligners every time you put them back in!
  • Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?
    We recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or clear aligner treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position.
  • How much does treatment with invisible aligners / clear aligners cost?
    Cost of treatment with Invisible aligners is usually little more than the conventional braces as it involves a complete digital workflow and the customised precision manufacturing in the highly advanced laboratory set up. Please visit us for suitability assessment if you are considering this option.
  • How often should I brush my teeth with aligners?
    You must brush your teeth after every meal or snack before putting the aligners back in your mouth. Chewing on some minty gum might do the trick in everyday life, but when using aligners we need to go the extra step and brush after each meal. The aligners are made to press accurately and precisely on your teeth. Teeth surfaces need to be clean to have the right forces on them. This is why you need to brush your teeth and clean them thoroughly after eating. Wearing aligners with food inside could damage them and stop the tooth movement delaying your progress.
  • How do I keep my teeth aligners clean & fresh
    If you’ve been asking yourself questions like “Why do my aligners smell?” We have an answer for you. Like your dental routine, it’s good to have an aligner care routine. Whenever you remove them, make sure to clean aligners with a soft toothbrush and some water. This will remove plaque from invisible aligners and leave them clean, ready to wear again. However, sometimes the natural bacteria and plaque build up can be difficult to clean using only water. Please do not brush your aligners with toothpaste Toothpaste was made for teeth, whether you want to keep a regular dental routine or to make your teeth look brighter. It has a different effect on aligners though, especially whitening toothpaste, can make your clear aligners turn cloudy, and that is why we wouldn’t recommend you using it to clean your aligners! You can use hand soap to clean aligners Using a mild handwash or detergent is a good idea to clean your aligners as long as it’s not coloured or has a scent, as it could otherwise stain your invisible aligners. You should also avoid scrubbing them, as that may scratch and damage your aligners.
  • Why should I use aligners for 22 hrs a day?
    Why the 22 hour aligner rule, you may ask? It’s actually very simple. Every aligner is made to move your teeth by up to 0.2mm over a period of about 2 weeks. Though that may not seem like much movement, over time it’s what ensures your dream smile transformation. Did you know that ancient orthodontics was performed by finger pressure? simply pressing on a tooth for long enough every day will make it move. This is why sucking your thumb can cause crooked teeth. Teeth move in response to constant forces. The key being: are they good targeted forces to straighten teeth, or unwanted forces that make teeth crooked. Clear aligners are designed with pressure points. This directly presses and guides teeth gently on the exact movement path to a straighter smile. This is why you need to wear aligners for 22 hours a day. Making sure that teeth are pushed into the new place, while remodeling their foundations to keep them there. If you don’t wear the aligners enough, then the force activation will be incomplete and movement can’t happen fully. This can actually result in slower tooth movement.
  • Can I chew gum with aligners?
    If you are in aligner treatment, you should definitely not chew gum whilst they’re in your mouth. You can however chew gum if the aligners are safely removed beforehand! Quick reminder: Whether you’re using invisible aligners or not, you should not chew gum that contains sugar. This could lead to tooth decay, cavities and even gum disease.
  • Can I drink coffee with aligners?
    Drinking hot coffee with your aligners may cause the plastic to deform. If your coffee is not hot, it will most definitely stain your aligners. So always remember that, if you can’t remove your aligners before drinking coffee or any other coloured drink, carefully sip it through a straw.
  • Can I smoke with aligners?
    Smoking is definitely hazardous to your health & we definitely advise not to smoke even if you are not wearing aligners. Our suggestion here is very similar to the last one. We don’t recommend it as it will most likely stain your aligners (and teeth!). So again, if you can’t remove your aligners, make sure to drink sips of water regularly to reduce the staining effect.
  • How often should aligners be changed?
    Generally, you receive your aligners in batches. Each set of aligners is made to move your teeth over a period of about 2 to 4 weeks depending on your individual wear plan. So, make sure to wear them for as long as you’re supposed to before switching to your next aligners. Don’t worry though as you will always get reminders and instructions on when to change for the next set, as well as a whole team of people always ready to assist you when needed!
  • What should I do if one of the attachment fixed on the teeth is broken?
    Attachments help to direct the aligner forces in the right direction. It also helps to achieve the desired treatment outcome. If the broken attachment is not replaced back it may cause undesired tooth movement. So, we recommend you to report back to us as soon aspossible when you notice a broken attachment. If one of your dental attachments breaks, you should see us as soon as possible. Depending on the type of attachment, we may be able to repair or replace it.
  • What are Dental Implants?
    A dental implant is a small post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A connector, known as an abutment, is placed on, or built into, the top of the dental implant, which connects it to the replacement tooth. Finally, a crown, a replacement tooth, is custom fabricated to match your natural teeth, completing the dental implant.
  • How much does dental implant cost?
    Replacement of one single tooth with dental implants involves placement of dental implant, fixing the abutment & restoring with a customised crown. Treatment cost including the surgical fees and prosthetic componants usually upwards of INR.35000.00 But as you know, this is a highly customised treatment & no two patients or their customized dental implants treatments are exactly alike, so the cost – as well as the number of appointments required and procedures performed – will vary depending on your particular needs. We recommend you to book a suitability assessment with one of our experts who can conduct a comprehensive examination and evaluate the necessary diagnostics to best determine your needs and the associated fees.
  • How long does it take to replace teeth using dental implants?
    In come cases Dental Implant can be placed on the same day of the extraction of the tooth. But as you are aware,each patient is different. After completing the necessary diagnostics, our team should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, the health of the supporting bone in your jaw, and the technique and materials that will be used. It can be as short as a few months, or more than a year for more complex conditions.
  • Is Dental Implant a painful procedure?
    A straightforward dental implant procedure is usually more comfortable compared to a dental extraction. Complex procedures which includes manipulation of bone and soft tissues will sesult in some amont of pain and swelling post operatively. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthesia and hence there is minimal or nopain during the procedure except for the pain involved in the administration of local anaesthesia. In case you are more worried about pain,with the sedation techniques available at the time of treatment and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the next day. While there may be some discomfort and bruising, this typically lasts only a short time.
  • What is the aftercare needed for dental implants?
    Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last for decades. Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. Periodic check ups with X ray assessment of the implant helps to improve long term prognosis of the treatment.
  • What are single visit implants / same day Implants?
    Single visit implant treatment is done after careful selection of the case & meticulus planning ofthe entire treatment. It usually involves complete digital protocol for treatment planning & guided implant placement. The procedure involves placement of implant and the crown on the same day of the surgery. The surgery may or may not involve the extraction of the tooth. Usually, a temporary crown is placed on the implant abutment following single visit implant or same day implant procedure.
  • What is smile makeover?
    A smile makeover is a procedure which is carried out to rectify the irregularities in one's smileline & enhance the beauty, esthetics & funtion of an individual. A smile makeover is a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. It is never a purely cosmetic procedure as placement of the tooth or set of teeth will improve the masticatory function of the individual. The person who undergoes this treatment does not only gets a beautiful smile but gets his confidence back. Our team can combine any number of cosmetic procedures, including orthodontics,teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum recontouring and porcelain veneers to arrive at the desired outcome.
  • How do I know the end result of the smile makeover?
    Smile makeovers are always planned keeping in mind the desired end goal / result. The complete process involves detailed discusion of the patient concerns, comprehensive assessment of the patients oral cavity, capturing the records through a series of photographs and videos, creating a smile simulation in the software & giving a smile test drive to the patients. This helps patient to visualize the final outcome of the treatment. Once the patient aprooves the smile test drive the only the case is considered for the tooth prepration & final treatment
  • How long will my smile makeover outcome last?
    It is a very common question ineveryone's mind - How long will the results last? or Is there a chance that I will go back to my previous dental condition? The results of smile makeover treatment are usually long lasting provided the health of underlying dentition is maintained, the advised maintenance & care is taken. The relapse is usually seen when there is when the patient fails to use the retainers given after the treatment, idf the tooth supporting the prosthesis gets infected or developes crack, fracture or some periodontal disease.
  • What are the various ways of getting a smile makeover done?
    Smile makeover practically involves all possible treatments needed to correct form, function of the tooth and restore the natural tooth structure. It will also involve correction of tooth positions along with the correction of adjoining soft and hard tooth structures. The complete smile makeover may involve only one tooth of a concern or multiple teeth to make the smile more beautiful / look more aesthetic. It may also involve some treatment to the facial skin and muscles aswell. Generally, the treatment complexity varies from a very simple treatment to a very complex one depending upon the underlying health of the orofacial structures, the expectations of the patients & outcome of the treatment simulation.
  • What is a sports mouthguard?
    A sports mouthguard is a removable dental appliance that fits over the upper teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injuries such as tooth loss or fracture and lacerations to the mouth and gums.
  • How do sports mouthguards protect the jaws and teeth?
    If you experience a direct blow to the jaw or teeth, a sports mouthguard acts as a shock absorber so that the force is distributed and absorbed throughout the appliance. According to a 2007 study that evaluated the effectiveness of sports mouthguards, the overall injury risk was found to be 1.5 to 2 times greater when a sports mouthguard was not worn during athletic activity.
  • I don’t engage in contact sports. How do injuries from non-contact sports occur?
    Even in non-contact sports, injuries to the teeth and gums can happen. Sports mouthguards: • Prevent the loss or fracture of teeth in sports such as baseball, where a ball or bat can come in contact with a player’s mouth and teeth • Protect top and bottom teeth from severe clenching which may cause fractures, excessive wear or injury. Sports such as weightlifting can result in this type of injury. • Protect the teeth, gums and jaws during sports play from jaw fractures resulting from an inadvertent elbow to the face in basketball
  • Are there any other benefits to wearing a Sports mouthguard?
    Sports injuries can result in oralfacial disfigurement with a range of effects varying from embarrassment and avoidance of social contacts to conditions that affect an individual’s ability to eat and speak.
  • Are there different types of sports mouthguards?
    There are four types of sports mouthguards. 1. Stock: “one size fits all” Stock Sports mouthguards are commercially available in stores. Because they are not customized to fit your mouth, they are often uncomfortable and restrict breathing and speech. In addition, the wearer has to clench their teeth together to get the sports mouthguard to stay in place. This is the most economical sports mouthguard but it also offers the least protection. 2. Mouth-formed, commonly referred to as “boil and bite” are warmed in water and the user bites into it to fit their teeth. Most have a removable strap to attach to a helmet. They are less bulky than the stock types and fit slightly better, but often have a loose fit and still require the wearer to clench their teeth together to hold the sports mouthguard in place. These are also inexpensive and offer a lower level of protection as compared to custom fabricated sports mouthguard. 3. Custom fabricated sports mouthguards are created by using a mould or impression of the teeth taken and processed by the dental hygienist so that the sports mouthguard exactly fits the athlete’s mouth. Because it is perfectly customized, it has a comfortable fit which allows the athlete to speak and breath properly and does not require the wearer to clench to keep it in place. Although it offers good protection, it is more expensive when compared to the previous examples. 4. Pressure Laminated sports mouthguards are made the same way as the custom fabricated ones, but layers of protection are fused together in a dental laboratory. This type of sports mouthguard is the most expensive and provides the highest level of protection.
  • What are the characteristics of a properly fitted sports mouthguard?
    1. Thickness should be at least 3mm to keep the jaws separated. 2. It should be comfortable. 3. It should be durable 4. The wearer should be able to breathe and speak easily. 5. The wearer should not have to clench their teeth together to keep the sports mouthguard in place
  • How do sports mouthguard prevent injuries?
    Sports mouthguards are used to prevent injuries to teeth & jaw bone/joint. Impact on face is generally transmitted to teeth, jaw bones, jaw joints & scull. These mouthguards provide a coushining effect and thus prevent injuries. There has been some investigation as to whether sports mouthguards prevent concussion during sports activities. Research is ongoing, but at this point there is no clear evidence proving that the use of sports mouthguards prevents concussion.
  • Do sports mouthguards wear out?
    Generally speaking sports mouthguards last for two to three seasons of play, depending on the frequency of use. After a time, the “memory” of the appliance deteriorates such that the fit of the sports mouthguard is not as good as when it was first purchased.
  • How Long Should Mouth Guards Last?
    Mouth guards should ideally be replaced after each season because they can wear down over time, making them less effective. Replacement is especially important for adolescents because their mouths continue to grow and teeth continue to develop into adulthood. Many athletes who play several sports have new mouth guards made when they go for their six-month dental checkup.
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