5 Common Questions about Toothfairy Aligners

1. Will people be able to see them?

Toothfairy Aligners are made from strong clear material meaning they are virtually invisible making it very hard for people to notice. No metal brackets or wires are placed unlike in conventional braces.
In some cases, small attachments may be placed on the teeth which engage the aligner but these are done using tooth coloured material making them unnoticeable.

2. What are the benefits compared to metal braces?

As mentioned above, Toothfairy aligners are virtually invisible meaning they have a much better cosmetic appearance compared to traditional metal braces. Additionally, by not having any metal brackets in the mouth, soft tissue irritations are a lot less likely to occur and it is easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy using your toothbrush and floss. There is a significant comfort benefit too as Tooth Fairy aligners will straighten your teeth without the same pain associated with metal braces.
With Toothfairy aligners, there is no need for increased emergency visits for broken wires or brackets which are a common occurrence when undergoing conventional braces treatment. This is a significant time and financial saving for you.
Toothfairy aligners can be removed when eating meaning your diet isn’t affected during treatment. This is an important difference as when undergoing conventional braces treatment there are restrictions on certain foods you are able to eat.

3. What are they made from? Are they BPA free?

Toothfairy Aligners are made from a clear, virtually invisible thermoplastic material. All materials used are BPA free and are produced in an award winning dental laboratory. Our aligners are some of the strongest on the market.

4. Are Tooth Fairy Aligners painful to wear?

All Toothfairy aligners are trimmed just short of your gum line to ensure optimal comfort and appearance. Toothfairy aligners straighten your teeth without the same pain associated with conventional braces. Studies by the European Journal of Orthodontics have shown patients with traditional fixed braces reported higher pain scores and had a lower oral health quality of life than those with clear aligners.
As with any form of tooth movement, you may experience temporary discomfort during the first few days when wearing each aligner. This is normal and does go very quickly.

5. How long does aligner treatment take?

Treatment times varies with each case – each human is unique and so is their level of tooth movement needed! This means there is a different number of aligners required for each person. On average our cases take around 6 months however depending on complexity it can be as short as 3 months. Our cases do not last 12 months+ unlike with some conventional braces treatments which can take years.

Last updated on February 20, 2024

Dr. Deepak Aulak

Dr. Deepak Aulak is a London-based dental practitioner with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Having graduated from King's College London in Dentistry, Dr. Aulak was decorated with over a dozen awards and scholarships along the way, which notably include the Jelf Medal, Malleson Prize for research and GKT Hospital's Full Shields.


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