Even28 at-dentist™ Clear Aligners
DENTIST DELIVERED CLEAR ALIGNER PROGRAMS
When do you need a dentist to straighten your smile?
Not every orthodontic condition qualifies for treatment using at home or DIY clear aligners. Complicated orthodontic conditions should never be fixed with DIY aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™. Tougher orthodontic conditions require continuous dentist supervision and intervention. Instead, choose a dentist-delivered clear aligner program like Invisalign® or Even28 at-dentist™️. Let's take a closer look at clear aligner cases that require dentist supervision:
- Any type of bite correction: At home clear aligners and DIY programs like Smile Direct Club™ are great at moving your front teeth. However, they are quite ineffective when it comes to moving your back teeth. Bite correction cases should always be treated under direct dentist supervision using Invisalign® clear aligners or Even28 at-dentist™️. Plan on visiting your dentist once every month for periodic evaluation of your bite and other necessary treatment. Unsupervised clear aligner treatment could screw up your bite. This may lead to problems like tooth fracture, restoration failure, TMJ problems and even migraine headaches. Do not attempt to fix your bite issues using DIY aligners like Smile Direct Club™ or any other type of at home aligner program!
- More complex orthodontic conditions: At home and DIY aligners are great at fixing simple orthodontic treatments. However, complex orthodontic conditions require constant dentist intervention and supervision. For example, if you need to move your back teeth, your dentist needs to place buttons on your teeth to apply the additional force required to tilt these stubborn teeth. Or if your teeth are really crooked, your dentist needs to perform tooth contouring treatment (also known as IPR) to create additional spacing for better tooth movement. Without these treatments, wearing clear aligners will not give you the ideal results you're looking for.
- Cases with high chance of orthodontic relapse: At home and DIY clear aligner programs can't fix more advanced orthodontic conditions. And even if they could, your teeth are likely to relapse back to their original position as soon as you stopped wearing your aligners! More complex orthodontic conditions require dentist intervention in order to give you long-lasting results. Otherwise, you'll have to repeat your clear aligner program 3 to 5 years down the line. Believe me, this happens to more people than you'd imagine!
As you can see, more complex orthodontic conditions require dentist-delivered clear aligner programs. Your other option is to go wear braces. However, you must avoid at home aligners and DIY programs like Smile Direct Club™️. Unsupervised clear aligner treatment may save you money now, but it's likely to harm your teeth, gums and TMJ and cost you more in the long-run. Plus, it increases your chances of orthodontic relapse where you have to redo your ortho treatment. For tougher orthodontic conditions it's always worth spending a bit more time and money to get better, safer and long-lasting results. Consider straightening your smile using Invisalign® clear aligners or go with Even28 at-dentist™️ instead.
Interested in learning more about straightening your teeth with dentist-delivered clear aligners like Invisalign® or Even28 at-dentist™️? Find a clear aligner provider near you to start your smile journey today:
CASES TOO COMPLICATED FOR AT HOME TREATMENT
Which clear aligner cases require dentist intervention & supervision?
BITE CORRECTION CASES
You need a dentist involved to make any type of bite correction. Without proper dentist supervision you will mess up your bite. Having an “incorrect bite” is a big problem which leads to many long-term issues, such as:
- Your teeth breaking as you get old
- Higher chance of your fillings and crowns failing over time
- TMJ problems
- Migraine headaches
Avoid any at home and DIY aligner programs if you require bite correction. Consider going with dentist-delivered clear aligner programs like Invisalign® clear aligners or Even28 at-dentist™️ instead. The other option is to wear braces.
MODERATE-TO-SEVERE ORTHODONTIC CONDITIONS
More complicated orthodontic conditions require direct dentist supervision and periodic intervention. This includes cases such as:
- Severe tooth crowding
- Large overbites
- Most open bites
- All tougher orthodontic cases
Your dentist will monitor and assist in better tooth movement. For instance, they may create additional spaces to help move your teeth into their ideal position. Your dentist may place buttons (attachments) on your teeth to help tilt and rotate more stubborn teeth. Without these treatments you’re likely to end up with less than ideal results. Plus, your teeth are likely to relapse back to their original position a few years after completing your clear aligner program.
Don't take your oral health or orthodontic treatment lightly! Always choose the right program for your orthodontic condition.Take our clear aligner assessment quiz to see how likely you are to qualify for clear aligner treatment over braces:
ROLE OF YOU DENTIST IN CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY
How does your dentist assist in clear aligner treatment?
Simple orthodontic conditions don't require constant dentist supervision or periodic intervention. You can successfully treat these cases using at home clear aligner programs like Even28 at-home™️. However, more complicated tooth movement always requires direct dentist supervision. Your dentist has the expertise to move more stubborn teeth into their correct position. Without proper dentist supervision, clear aligners may straighten your front teeth but at the expense of screwing up your bite! Consider going with programs like Invisalign® clear aligners or Even28 at-dentist™️ instead. You need an experienced, local dentist to guide you throughout your smile journey. Let's take a closer look at the role that your dentist plays in treating these more complex orthodontic conditions:
CREATING SPACE FOR TOOTH MOVEMENT
Whenever there’s not enough space to accommodate all of your teeth in their respective jaw, your dentist contours one or more of your teeth. Tooth contouring, also known as interproximal reduction (IPR), is a technique used to create additional space for proper tooth movement. This technique is commonly used to treat severe teeth crowding so that your even smile stays that way for years to come. Without tooth contouring, you can’t properly address the underlying teeth crowding issue. Consequently, your teeth will relapse back to their original position soon after completion of your program. DIY aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™️ and Candid Teeth™️ don’t have access to a local dentist so they skip this important step. This explains why DIY aligner programs have such a high relapse rate. Choose a dentist delivered aligner program like Invisalign® or Even28 at-dentist™ if you suffer from severe tooth crowding or any other condition that requires tooth contouring treatment. Talk to your dentist to see if tooth contouring is indicated for your condition.
There’s no doubt that clear aligners are excellent at moving your front teeth. But clear aligners are not as effective when it comes to moving your back teeth. Do-it-yourself clear aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™ and Candid Co.™ are unable to move your back teeth. This means they can’t make any effective type of bite correction. You should never attempt to correct your bite using unsupervised at home aligner programs. Instead, go with dentist delivered clear aligner programs like Invisalign® or Even28 at-dentist™️. Your other option is to wear braces. Talk to your local dentist or orthodontist to see what’s the best course of action to fix your smile.
FIXED RETAINERS (OPTIONAL)
Dentist delivered clear aligner programs are typically reserved for more complex tooth movement. It so happens that these more complex tooth movements are also more susceptible to orthodontic relapse. Orthodontic relapse is when your teeth slowly shift back to their original pre-treatment position. It might not be a bad idea to consider wearing fixed retainers in place of removable ones. Fixed retainers are very effective at maintaining your teeth in their current position. Plus, since fixed retainers are always attached to your teeth you never have to worry about losing your retainers or forgetting to wear them. Fixed retainers are only an option for dentist delivered clear aligner programs like Invisalign® or Even28 at-dentist™. Talk to your dentist to see if you’re a good candidate for wearing fixed retainers after completing your clear aligner program.
APPLYING ADDITIONAL FORCES TO TILT/ROTATE TEETH
Another technique that requires dentist intervention is placing buttons to tilt or rotate more stubborn teeth. Dentists use buttons, also known as attachments, to apply more forces to your teeth during clear aligner therapy. Adding buttons allows your clear aligners to apply rotational forces to fix more stubborn teeth. Otherwise, your clear aligners won’t place enough force to effectively tip or rotate these teeth. Placing buttons is simple. They look like little white fillings. There’s no pain, no needles and absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Buttons are 100% reversible. Once your treatment is complete, your dentist will simply remove these buttons from your teeth. Do-it-yourself clear aligner programs like Smile Direct Club™️ or Candid Co™️ don’t use buttons. This means they struggle with tipping or rotating more crooked teeth. Consider going with dentist delivered clear aligner programs if you have teeth which are severely misplaced. Choose Invisalign® clear aligners or Even28 at-dentist™ in order to get the best results.
ACHIEVING YOUR BEST SMILE WITH CLEAR ALIGNERS
How do I get started with my clear aligner program?
Start by searching for a dentist near you who offers clear aligner treatment. Click here to use our Dentist Search Engine and find a great dentist near you. Read through each dentist's profile to learn more about them. Browse through their reviews, view their before & after photos and pick a dentist that you like and connect with. There's also a section on each profile that tells you what type of clear aligner program each dentist offers (My Clear Aligner Services). Click here to learn more about the different clear options your dentist offers, such as an at home program like Even28 at-home™ or a dentist delivered program like Invisalign®.
When you're ready to get started, schedule a "clear aligner consultation" with a nearby dentist. You can even book your appointment directly online from your dentist's Even28 Profile. Your dentist will evaluate your orthodontic condition and review your treatment goals. There are a few different outcomes here, which are:
- At home clear aligners: Your dentist will offer you Even28 at-home™ if your case is simple. This is the most affordable clear aligner program, costing just $1,995 or as little as $50 a month. You will receive all of your clear aligners upfront within a few weeks. Start straightening your smile from the convenience of your own home. Click here to learn more about Even28 at-home™ program to see if you qualify. Be sure that you visit an Even28 Clear Aligner provider who offers Even28 at-home™, otherwise you'll be paying a lot more for the same treatment!
- Dentist-delivered clear aligners: If your case is more complicated then you will require dentist-delivered clear aligners. Choose Invisalign® clear aligners, Even28 at-dentist™ or another dentist supervised clear aligner program that your dentist offers. Plan on visiting your dentist regularly as they monitor your progress and perform treatments to guide your aligner journey.
- Braces: The most complex orthodontic conditions can not be fixed using clear aligners and they require braces instead. Sorry! You will either be referred to a great orthodontist or your dentist will offer you braces treatment. You can learn from your dentist's Even28 Profile if they also offer braces, just in case you need them.
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Definition of Even28 Dental Terminology
ATHLETIC MOUTH GUARD (SPORT GUARDS)
An athletic mouth guard is a dental device used to prevent injury to your mouth during sport activities. There are two basic types of athletic mouth guards: (a) over-the-counter athletic mouth guards which can be purchased from your local drug store or online; (b)custom athletic mouth guards made by your dentist to fit precisely to your mouth. Custom athletic mouth guards provide a better fit, more comfort and better protection of your teeth and gums against injury. Additionally, custom athletic mouth guards help reduce your chances of sustaining a concussion during serious sport injuries.
Attachments, or buttons, are tiny white fillings which dentists place on your teeth. Buttons are used to apply additional torque onto your teeth to rotate/tip more stubborn teeth. This allows for better tooth movement to help straighten severely crooked teeth. Buttons are temporary: once your clear aligner therapy is complete, your dentist will remove all buttons from your teeth.
BITE ADJUSTMENT (OCCLUSAL ADJUSTMENT)
Bite adjustment, or occlusal adjustment, is a procedure used to correct minor bite issues by removing interferences in the way your teeth come together. Bite adjustment is typically performed after completion of orthodontic treatment, or other extensive dental treatments, to correct ant remaining issues with your bite. The goal of bite adjustment is to ensure that there is even pressure to distribute your bite forces evenly. Without bite adjustment, you run the risk or fracturing your teeth and fillings, developing headaches and other bite-related problems.
Braces are placed by your dentist or orthodontist to straighten your smile. Braces treatment relies on metal brackets which attach to your teeth surfaces as well as wires and rubber bands used to move your teeth into their desired final position. You can fix almost all types of orthodontic misalignments using braces. The alternative to braces is known as clear aligners. Clear aligners are used to fix mild-to-moderate orthodontic misalignments and clear aligners are not as effective as braces when it comes to complex tooth movements.
Clear aligners are a series of custom-made plastic trays which are used to move teeth for orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are made using impressions or scans of your teeth. Each plastic tray moves your teeth just a fraction of millimeter. As you continue wearing each aligner, your teeth gradually move into their desired final position. Wearing clear aligners is more comfortable and less visible than putting on braces. Plus, you can remove clear aligners by yourself whereas braces are constantly stick to your teeth. Clear aligner treatment is used to fix mild-to-moderate orthodontic misalignments.
Crossbite is where your upper teeth sit on the inside, instead of the outside, of your lower teeth in the horizontal plane. Crossbite is typically the result of having a large lower jaw or one that is positioned too far out as compared to your upper jaw. Having a crossbite affects your appearance as well as your dental and gum health. Plus, having a crossbite severely increases the likelihood of damaging your posterior teeth. Unfortunately, very few crossbite misalignments can be fixed with clear aligner therapy. Fixing your crossbite requires wearing braces, possibly in addition to tooth extraction or even jaw surgery.
Deepbite is an extreme case of overbite. A deep bite is where your upper front teeth completely cover your lower front teeth in a closed biting position. Having a deep bite affects your appearance as well as your teeth and gum health. It also increases the likelihood of fracturing your anterior teeth, affects your bite and causes headaches. Some cases of deep bite can be fixed with dentist delivered clear aligner therapy. However, most deep bite conditions require wearing braces instead of clear aligners.
Digital scans capture copies of your teeth to communicate the shape, size and position of your teeth with their dental laboratory. Dentists and orthodontists take digital scans of your teeth by using a special computerized scanner. Taking digital scans is more comfortable and quicker than traditional impressions. Plus, digital scans can be submitted immediately to the laboratory for faster and more accurate results.
EVEN28 CLEAR ALIGNERS
Even28 clear aligners are a type of custom-made clear aligners used to move teeth for orthodontic treatment. Even28 clear aligners are an alternative to Invisalign®, ClearCorrect™, Smile Direct Club™ and other clear aligner systems. Even28 offers 2 different types of clear aligner programs: Even28 at-home™ and Even28 at-dentist™. Even28 at-home™ is an affordable clear aligner program offered through local dentists. The program is similar to Smile Direct Club™ or Candid Co.™ Even28 at-dentist™ is a dentist delivered clear aligner program similar to Invisalign®. Your dentist places attachments, performs tooth contouring and bite adjustment to give you better end results. Your Even28 dentist will help you decide if you’re a candidate for clear aligner therapy and will help you choose the program that’s right for you.
Even28 at-home™ is a clear aligner program similar to Smile Direct Club™, Candid Co™, Byte™ and other DIY clear aligner systems. The biggest difference between Even28 at-home™ and these other DIY clear aligner programs is that Even28 at-home™ requires an initial visit to a participating Even28 dentist. Your Even28 dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for at home clear aligner therapy. If so, they will take impressions/scans of your teeth and help you get started with your clear aligner program. Even28 at-home™ is priced similarly to DIY clear aligner programs with the added benefit of having a local, experienced dentist supervise your treatment. Even28 at-home™ is ideal for treating simpler teeth crowding, spacing, mild overbites, orthodontic relapses and other mild orthodontic conditions.
Even28 at-dentist™ is a clear aligner program similar to Invisalign®, ClearCorrect™ and other dentist directed clear aligner systems. The biggest difference between Even28 at-dentist™ and other dentist directed clear aligner systems is that Even28 at-dentist™ includes unlimited clear aligners. This allows your Even28 dentist to offer ideal treatment without concern about how many aligners are required to complete your treatment. Even28 at-dentist™ programs require a combination or tooth contouring, attachment placement and/or bite adjustment. Even28 at-dentist™ is ideal for treating severe teeth crowding, moderate overbites and other mild-to-moderate orthodontic conditions. To learn more about Even28 at-dentist™ clear aligner treatment, visit a participating Even28 dentist near you.
Fixed retainer is a type of retainer that is permanently glued onto your front teeth. A fixed retainer is an alternative to wearing removable retainers. Fixed retainers are recommended for patients who have trouble remembering to wear their retainers. They are also a good option for those who have undergone extensive tooth movement where there is concern of orthodontic relapse. The biggest advantage of fixed retainers is that they always stay on your teeth. This means that you never have to worry about forgetting to wear your retainers or losing them. The disadvantage of fixed retainers is that it makes it difficult to clean teeth which connected to your retainer. You must maintain excellent oral hygiene and periodic dental cleanings if you opt to wear fixed retainers.
Impressions are moldings of your teeth which your dentist uses to communicate the shape, size and position of your teeth with the laboratory. Dental impressions are typically taken using putty or Vinyl Polysiloxane (VPS). They are used for communicating the shape, size and position of your teeth for clear aligner therapy. Additionally, dental impressions are used to make custom night guards, athletic mouth guards, orthodontic retainers, crowns, bridges, dentures and many other dental prosthesis.
Invisalign® is a dentist delivered clear aligner system similar to ClearCorrect™ and Even28 at-dentist™ . Invisalign® was established in 1997 by Align Technology. Their clear aligners are unique in that they are scalloped around your teeth as opposed to extended beyond your teeth margins. Invisalign® clear aligners are used to fix teeth crowding, spacing, overbite, orthodontic relapse and a few other orthodontic conditions. For more advanced Invisalign® treatments, your dentist may use attachments, tooth contouring and/or bite adjustment. If you’re interested in Invisalign® clear aligner therapy, you must visit a participating Invisalign® provider near you. Your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist will help you decide if you’re a candidate for clear aligner therapy and help you get started.
A night guard is a device worn overnight to protect your teeth against the harmful effects of teeth grinding. There are two basic types of night guards: (2) over-the-counter night guards which can be purchased from your local pharmacy or online; (b) custom night guards made by your dentist to fit precisely to your teeth. Custom night guards are recommended for patients with more advanced teeth grinding habits, history of broken teeth and those suffering from frequent headaches or other TMJ problems.
An open bite is whenever you have a gap between your upper and lower teeth in the vertical plane when biting down. Open bite is typically the result of childhood thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Having an open bite affects your appearance as well as your chewing efficiency. Luckily, most cases of open bite misalignments can be fixed with Even28 at-home™ clear aligner therapy. The worse cases of open bite still require braces instead of clear aligners.
Orthodontic relapse occurs once you’ve completed braces or clear aligner treatment but fail to wear your retainers. Failing to wear your retainers causes your teeth to gradually shift back to their pre-treatment position and become crooked again. Orthodontic relapse is exacerbated by your wisdom teeth pressing against your remaining teeth or losing teeth. Luckily, orthodontic relapse is easier to treat as compared to initial orthodontic therapy. Most orthodontic relapse cases can be fixed with clear aligner treatment in lieu of braces.
Overbite is the distance between your upper and lower front teeth in the horizontal plane. Having an overbite is a terms that refers to having an excess distance between your front teeth. A normal overbite is about 2 to 3 millimeters. Anything greater than that is considered having an overbite. Having an excessive overbite affects your appearance as well as your teeth and gum health. It also causes your anterior teeth to fracture more frequently. Luckily, most cases of overbite misalignment can be fixed with clear aligner therapy. The worse cases of overbites require braces instead of clear aligners.
Removable retainers are orthodontic retainers which can be inserted and removed from your mouth by yourself. There are two common types of removable retainers: Essix retainers and Hawley retainers. Essix retainers, also known as clear retainers, are similar to clear aligners, except they are made from very firm plastic. Clear aligner therapy typically uses Essix clear retainers to prevent orthodontic relapse. Removable retainers are easier to wear as compared to fixed retainers. Removable retainers tend to lose their effectiveness over time and require replacement. Plus, there’s a chance that you could lose your removable retainers. It’s recommended to purchase more than one removable retainer so that you have at least one backup, just in case.
RETAINER (ORTHODONTIC RETAINER)
A retainer is a dental prosthesis designed to keep your teeth in their current position upon completion of orthodontic treatment. Without wearing your retainers, your teeth gradually move back to their pre-treatment position. There are two basic types of retainers: (a) removable retainers which come in and out of your mouth; (b) fixed retainers which are permanently glued onto your teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will help you determine which type of retainer best suits your needs.
SMILE DIRECT CLUB™
Smile Direct Club™ clear aligners are a type of at home clear aligner system similar to Candid Co™, Even28 at-home™ and other at home clear aligner programs. Smile Direct Club™ was established in 2013 by a pair of young entrepreneurs. They use Invisalign® made clear aligners and offer up to 20 clear aligners to straighten your teeth. The biggest criticism of Smile Direct Club™ is that you never actually meet the dentist in charge of straightening your teeth. This leads to risks which could cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Smile Direct Club™ clear aligners can be used to fix mild teeth crowding, teeth spacing and other minor orthodontic conditions. For more advanced orthodontic treatments, you require dentist delivered clear aligner treatment or braces. If you’re interested in Smile Direct Club™ clear aligner therapy, you must visit a participating Smile Shop™ or buy their impression kit online.
Teeth crowding occurs whenever you have more teeth in than there is space to accommodate them. Typically, teeth crowding results from having too many teeth in your mouth or because your teeth are too large for their respective jaw. Teeth crowding causes your teeth to fight over space with one another, which leads to crooked teeth. Having crowded teeth affects your appearance and can cause cosmetic concerns. Additionally, teeth crowding is a trigger for gum disease and dental cavities. It can also negatively impact your bite and overall oral health. Teeth crowding can be fixed using braces or clear aligner therapy.
TEETH SPACING (GAP TEETH)
Teeth spacing occurs whenever you have natural gaps between your teeth. Typically, teeth spacing occurs because your jaw is too large for your teeth. This causes your teeth to drift apart and creates gaps in between them. Teeth spacing also happens when you lose a tooth which causes your remaining teeth to drift and creates gaps in your mouth. Teeth spacing affects your smile and can cause aesthetic concerns. Additionally, teeth spacing increases your likelihood of developing dental cavities and gum disease. It also negatively impacts your bite and oral health. Teeth spacing can be fixed using braces or clear aligner therapy.
Tooth contouring is a technique used by dentists and orthodontists to assist in clear aligner therapy. Tooth contouring is an alternative to extracting teeth. Your dentist will shave away a tiny bit from one or more of your teeth to create additional space for tooth movement. Tooth contouring is used in dentist delivered clear aligner therapy to treat teeth crowding, overbite and certain other orthodontic conditions. Typically, spacing and openbite treatment does not require teeth contouring.
An underbite is the reverse of an overbite, where your lower front teeth stick out in front of your upper teeth. Underbite is typically the result of having too large of a lower jaw or when your lower jaw is positioned too far out as compared to the upper jaw. Having an underbite affects your appearance as well as your dental and gum health. It also increases the likelihood of fracturing your anterior teeth, affects your bite and could lead to headaches. Unfortunately, very few underbite conditions can be fixed using clear aligner therapy. Most underbite conditions require wearing braces, possibly in addition to tooth extraction or even jaw surgery.
Whitening trays are custom-designed plastic trays which are used to bleach your teeth. Whitening trays are custom made by your dentist using impressions or scans of your teeth. They are designed to precisely fit on top of your teeth to efficiently deliver bleaching gel to your teeth surfaces. Custom whitening trays yield better whitening results as compared to most other at home bleaching options. Plus, you can reuse your custom whitening trays over and over again to maintain a whiter smile over time.