The Simply-5 invisible tray aligner system is our very popular alternative for those patients who find the idea of a mouthful of metal braces and brackets undesirable. If you are a candidate for Simply-5 you don’t have to sacrifice your smile while straightening your teeth. Simply-5 Invisible Tray Aligners incorporates a series of invisible (clear) plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and are designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position.
The Simply-5 Invisible Tray Aligners system involves a detailed treatment plan that determines how each of your aligners will change throughout your program. When you begin treatment, Simply-5 Invisible Tray Aligners you’ll wear each set of aligners in approximately 4-week increments. The aligners gently move your teeth into position, and at the end of each 4-5 week period, you “graduate” to the next set of custom aligners. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little. And you don’t have to wait until you complete treatment to see your smile change you may start seeing positive changes early in the process. You will have occasional checkups-often as little as once every four weeks in order to gauge your progress. Total treatment time averages 4-5 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is five, but both will vary from case to case.
The advantages of Simply-5 Invisible Tray Aligners:
Removable: So you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problems.
Comfortable: Because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually mean you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.
Aesthetic: These aligners are clear and more aesthetically pleasing than conventional braces. Most people will not even notice that you are wearing any sort of dental appliance.
Cost: the cost of Simply-5 Invisible tray aligners tends to be significantly less than conventional metal braces, but only is indicated for those patients with minor tooth movement such as crowding, or relapse of previous orthodontic treatments. We recommend coming in for a free consult to see if you are a candidate.
With the Simply-5 system, we have the ability to create diagnostic “before and after” models to show our patients what their final treatment will look like before any commitment is made on your part!
The disadvantages of Simply-5 Invisible Aligners:
Severe Crowding: Not all patients are good candidates forSimply-5. If your teeth are too crowded and require more aggressive orthodontic treatment, then conventional braces may be a better option.
Compliance: It is essential for the patient to wear the aligners regularly to obtain the desired results. As teeth are constantly moving, it is important for the aligners to be worn as directed to obtain quicker and optimum results Trays must be worn 24 hrs./day, except for eating and brushing teeth.
However, unlike traditional braces, the trays can be removed while eating, and the entire system rarely takes more than 5 months to complete, versus 2-5 years with conventional braces.