Spark aligners are a clear aligner treatment to straighten teeth and correct dental misalignments. Like other clear aligner systems like Invisalign, Spark aligners are custom-made, removable trays that gradually move the teeth into their desired positions. Spark aligners are designed specifically for each patient. Through advanced 3D imaging technology, your orthodontist will create a digital treatment plan that maps out the precise movements of your teeth. Based on this plan, aligner trays will be fabricated to guide your teeth into alignment progressively. At Carroll Orthodontics, Spark aligners are made of a clear, BPA-free plastic material that makes them nearly invisible when worn. This discreet appearance is favored by those who wish to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces.
To create your custom aligners, your orthodontist will take digital scans of your teeth using advanced 3D imaging technology. Alternatively, traditional impressions may be taken of your teeth. These scans or impressions will be the basis for creating a precise treatment plan. Your orthodontist will develop a personalized treatment plan using digital scans or impressions. They will analyze the current position of your teeth and map out the desired movements to achieve your desired outcome. This step involves careful consideration of the ideal tooth positions and bites alignment.
Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom aligners will be fabricated specifically for you. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth into their desired positions gradually. The number of aligners in the series will depend on the complexity of your case and the treatment plan determined by your orthodontist. Once your aligners are ready, you will return to your dental professional for a fitting. They will ensure that the aligners fit properly and provide instructions on how to wear and care for them. You will be instructed to wear your Spark aligners for the prescribed amount each day, typically 20 to 22 hours. You will progress through the series of aligners, switching to a new set approximately every one to two weeks, as guided by your dental professional.
Spark aligners can effectively address crowded teeth, with insufficient space in the jaw for all the teeth to align properly. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment, creating a more evenly spaced smile.
Spark aligners can also close gaps or spaces between teeth. By applying controlled pressure, the aligners can bring teeth closer together, closing unsightly gaps and improving overall aesthetics.
Spark aligners can help correct an overbite where the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth. The aligners work to move the upper teeth back gradually and the lower teeth forward, achieving a more balanced bite and a pleasant smile.
Spark aligners are suitable for correcting mild to moderate dental misalignments. Visit Carroll Orthodontics at 1116 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840, or call (406) 363-2200 to determine if Spark aligners are the appropriate treatment option for your orthodontic needs.