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  1. Arti says:

    Otherwise, they may shift after treatment. Yes, you will still need to wear a retainer after undergoing clear aligner therapy. For this reason, it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions regarding your retainer. This is because your jawbone needs to fuse around the newly positioned teeth to hold them in position. The length of treatment time depends on a number of factors including the amount of work that needs to be done, whether you wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, and how your teeth respond to treatment. With that being said, clear aligner treatment usually takes an average of about a year and a half to obtain the desired results. Therefore, you should schedule a consultation with your Knoxville dentist to determine if aligner therapy is right for you. Clear aligner therapy may be right for you if you have crooked, overlapping, or gapped teeth. However, there are a few cases that may require traditional metal braces. Additionally, clear aligner therapy can also be used to treat malocclusions which include overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.

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