Why should you offer clear aligner therapy?

why offer clear aligner treatment?

Providing clear aligner therapy to your patients in an essential part of delivering the best patient care – Gina Vega explains why.

I firmly believe that the basis of good cosmetic dentistry relies on the position of the teeth. This is because we are using, in a very large number of cases, natural healthy teeth and placing them in a more harmonic beautiful position.

So just by aligning our patients’ teeth we achieve perfect, minimally invasive smile makeovers. If that is not the case, and your patient needs restorative work after clear aligner treatment, restorations can be minimally prepped to conserve as much tooth structure as possible.

With Align SmileArchitect you can plan the restorations even before aligning teeth, taking the right steps to achieve the best results for our patients.

There are many clear aligner systems in the market at the moment. Whichever you choose to use, the trick is in knowing how the system works and what can it do for your patients.

What can Invisalign do for your patients?

My expertise lies on Invisalign, so let’s dive into why Invisalign is a game-changer:

Aesthetic Appeal

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, the clear aligner blends seamlessly with your patients’ teeth. Patients appreciate the discreetness, especially adults who want to maintain a professional appearance during treatment.


Invisalign aligners can be easily removed by the patient. This feature allows them to enjoy their favourite foods without restrictions and ensures better oral hygiene. Patients can brush and floss normally, reducing the risk of cavities and gum issues.

Comfort and convenience

Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. They fit snugly over the teeth, eliminating the discomfort associated with metal wires and brackets. Patients experience fewer mouth sores and adjustments are less frequent.

Predictable results

Invisalign treatment involves a series of customised aligners, each designed to move the teeth gradually. Advanced 3D imaging technology allows precise planning, resulting in predictable outcomes. Patients appreciate knowing what to expect throughout their treatment journey.


Clear aligners can address a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Crowding and spacing – aligners gently shift teeth into proper alignment. Interproximal reduction to create space is essential to achieve great results
  • Mild to moderate bite issues – overbites, underbites, and crossbites can be corrected
  • Open bites – intrusion and intrusion of teeth is predictable with aligners
  • Gap teeth – Invisalign can help close gaps.

Ok, so you will need some expertise to achieve good results, but like everything in life practice makes perfect.

Patient Satisfaction

Many patients prefer clear aligners due to their comfort, aesthetics and flexibility. Happy patients are more likely to refer others, contributing to practice growth and reputation.

Remember, while clear aligners have numerous benefits, they may not be suitable for all cases. Complex bite problems or severe malocclusions may require alternative treatments or referral to an orthodontic specialist. As you consider offering Invisalign, ensure proper patient selection and provide comprehensive education about its advantages.

In summary, Invisalign aligners offer a winning combination of effectiveness, aesthetics and patient satisfaction. By incorporating this option into your practice, you’ll enhance patient experiences and contribute to healthier, more confident smiles!

To get started with Invisalign, join the next Aligner Training Masterclass on 2 March. For more information, visit www.alignertraining.com.

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