Introducing spark aligners, which also use clear aligners to straighten the teeth, and sometimes faster than Invisalign can.
Spark Aligners - Invisalign's new, more comfortable replacement?
*Spark Clear Aligner therapy is only available through trained orthodontists and dentists specialising in orthodontics.
What are Spark Clear Aligners – and should you opt for them over Invisalign? With Spark, the main differences are in price, comfort, and even treatment length. Being BPA, mercury, latex, and phthalate-free, the science behind the clear aligners has ensured they’re clearer and more comfortable to wear.
Each invisible aligner is trimmed and smoothed by hand to offer an ultimate level of comfort possibly not seen yet on the aligner market. Some studies have shown that Spark can be more productive for some patients as the material can result in more efficient movement.
How spark aligners work
- Treatment length: 18-24 months (one open bite case took 28 weeks).
- Malocclusions treated: Class II and Class III malocclusions.
- Treatable cases: Overcrowding, crooked teeth, crossbite, deep bite, open bite, underbite, spacing and overjet.
- Wear time: Patients will switch between a new set of aligners every one to two weeks and must wear them 22-24 hours daily (even when sleeping). Aligners to be removed when eating and drinking. Retainers to be worn following treatment.
- Check-up times: Every three or four months, patients will be invited into the practice to have their progress assessed.
- Spark treatment types: Spark Full, Spark Lite (Spark 10) and Spark 20.
- Benefits: Customisable aligner features like attachments, hooks, bite ramps, and simulated roots help the dentist and patient visualise the result (patients are shown every step of their smile transformation).
Cost of Spark Aligners
Spark Clear Aligners have fewer features than Invisalign, reflected in its lower cost. However, the final price will depend on the length and extent of the treatment.
Patients wishing to spread the cost of their aligner treatment can do so with 0% finance over 12 months – and longer terms extending up to 48 months at 14.9% APR.
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Spark aligners vs Invisalign
- Spark Aligners are more transparent
- Spark Aligners are more stain resistant
- Spark Aligners are cheaper
Besides the Spark website, there’s not much information online about the treatment, which is not helpful for patients deciding on their aligner therapy. As Spark is relatively in its early days, it’s not as well-known or as popular as Invisalign, which is pretty much a household name at this point.
However, there is one argument to be made; that Spark Aligners are even clearer than Invisalign, making them virtually invisible. Their TruGen material has proven to be more durable, comfortable, and resistant to staining. As they also have better contact with the teeth, they provide advanced sustained force retention to help realign your smile faster and more effectively.
Spark aligners are arguably more comfortable in terms of comfort as they use a gentler material on the gums (made from medical-grade polyurethane resin). The Invisalign aligners have small bumps that help the aligners grip the teeth, whereas the Spark aligners do not have this feature.
Alterantive Orthodontic Treatments
Our Surrey orthodontic treatment options on offer include several different types of braces and invisible options.
Not only is Invisalign a perfect choice for adults looking to finally straighten their teeth discreetly and privately, but a great option for children and teens to target bite problems while their mouths are still developing.
With Inman Aligners, you can straighten your teeth in as little as six weeks.
The Inman Aligner system is one of the fastest ways to straighten teeth and has been regarded as a revolutionary appliance in the dentistry realm.
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