How does it work?
Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and apply gentle forces to gradually move the teeth. The positioners are worn until they feel passive, usually around 14 days, you then move onto the next positioner that has further movements built in. This step by step approach ensures that you are only applying gentle forces to the teeth which is both good orthodontic practice and minimises any discomfort when wearing the positioner. The positioner will feel fairly tight when it is first placed and some mild discomfort may be experienced but this soon settles down. Impact on speech is minimal and you will soon get used to wearing them.