SPARK Aligners

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What are SPARK Aligners?

Spark Aligners are orthodontic devices designed to straighten teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. They are transparent, removable aligners made from a proprietary material called TruGEN™. This innovative material is touted for its superior clarity, enhanced comfort, and greater resistance to staining compared to other clear aligner materials.  SPARK aligners are custom-made for each patient using 3D imaging technology to ensure a precise fit and effective treatment.

Capable of addressing a wide range of dental issues, including crowding, gaps, open bites, underbites, overbites, and crossbites, Spark Clear Aligners offer a comprehensive solution for achieving optimal dental alignment and aesthetics.

what is better aligners or braces?

Choosing the right orthodontic treatment—aligners or braces—largely depends heavily on individual circumstances, including the complexity of the dental issues, lifestyle preferences, budget, and aesthetic concerns. When evaluating the advantages of Spark Aligners, it's crucial to consider these factors to identify the orthodontic solution best suited to your needs.

  • Aesthetics:

    They are almost invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teenagers concerned about traditional braces' appearance.

  • Convenience:

    Aligners are removable, which makes eating, brushing, and flossing easier.

  • Comfort:

    Generally considered more comfortable than traditional braces as there are no wires or brackets that might irritate the mouth.

  • Treatment Complexity:

    Best suited for mild to moderate orthodontic issues. They may not be as effective for more complex cases.

However, traditional braces might be more effective for complex orthodontic issues. The best option varies from case to case, and it's important to consult with an orthodontist to determine the most suitable treatment.

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What are the Benefits of Spark Aligners Treatment?

  • They’re practically invisible so others don’t notice them.

  • You don’t worry about a restricted diet due to the dangers of damaging your braces.

  • They can be removed at home.

  • They don’t hurt.

  • They’re gentle.

  • BPA, mercury, latex and phthalate free.

  • Helps Improve Oral Health.

Why would Spark patients recommend Spark Aligners to a friend?

Spark Aligners stands out as an almost invisible aligner, providing superior comfort and showing greater resistance to staining than leading competitor brands.

Spark aligners cleaner than other brand

The comfort level of Spark Aligners is enhanced by their TruGEN™ construction, which includes polished and scalloped edges, providing a notably more comfortable treatment experience.

Spark is more comfortable than other brand

Spark Aligners offer superior resistance to staining, thanks to their TruGEN™ material, which is designed for improved clarity and minimal staining compared to the main materials utilized by other leading aligner brands.

Spark Stains less than other brand

is spark aligner more efficient compared to others?

The prospect of a lengthy teeth realignment process can be daunting. Fortunately, Spark Aligners offer a quicker path to your desired smile! Tailored to your unique needs, the TruGEN™ material provides superior and sustained force retention, along with improved contact with the surface area of your teeth. This enhanced engagement could result in a more efficient and effective treatment compared to leading aligner brands in the market.

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Get the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of

Woman wearing the SPARK Aligner

FAQs:

The timeline for seeing results with Spark Aligners can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the dental issues being addressed, the treatment plan designed by the orthodontist, and the patient's adherence to wearing the aligners as prescribed. Typically, patients may start noticing changes in their teeth alignment within a few weeks to a few months after beginning treatment.

For minor adjustments, visible improvements could be seen relatively quickly, while more complex cases requiring significant movement may take longer to show noticeable changes. The total duration of treatment with Spark Aligners also varies, ranging from a few months to a couple of years, with an average treatment time often cited as 12 to 24 months for comprehensive orthodontic cases.

It's important to follow your orthodontist's instructions closely, including wearing the aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day and attending regular check-ups to monitor progress. Your orthodontist will provide a more specific timeline based on your individual case and treatment goals.

Your Spark Aligners are individually made. They should be changed every 7-10 days to gradually adjust your teeth. They must be worn for 22 hours a day and removed only for eating and brushing.

Before eating, remove and store them in a box to prevent breakage and damage. There's no need to alter your diet or avoid cold drinks.

However, it's crucial to remove them when drinking coffee or tea, as heat can damage the material.

The force applied by the aligners to move teeth is 10 times less than that of traditional braces, and their transparency makes them both invisible and comfortable for continuous wear.

Spark Aligners are not only for kids and teens. They are suitable for adults as well. Spark Aligners offer a discreet and effective orthodontic treatment option for people of all ages looking to improve their smile. The nearly invisible aligners are particularly appealing to adults who may be self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces. Whether for cosmetic adjustments or more complex dental alignments, SPARK Aligners are designed to cater to the orthodontic needs of a wide demographic, including both younger patients and adults seeking a less noticeable alternative to braces.

Spark Aligners may not be ideal for everyone, particularly in cases of:

  • Severe bite issues.
  • Teeth needing significant rotation or vertical movement.
  • Very large gaps between teeth.
  • Individuals unable to wear the aligners for the recommended 22 hours daily.
  • Very young children with rapidly developing jaws and teeth.
  • People with certain dental restorations, such as bridges.
  • Smoking may cause discoloration of the aligners, making them appear stained and unattractive.

For optimal results, it is recommended that SPARK aligners be worn for 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing. Consistent wear is crucial for achieving the desired results within the estimated treatment timeline.

You can drink water with Spark Aligners. However, it is advised to remove the aligners when drinking hot beverages or drinks that might stain the aligners, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.

It is not recommended to chew gum while wearing Spark Aligners. Gum can stick to the aligners and may damage them. It's best to remove the aligners if you want to chew gum.

The success rate of aligners, including Spark Aligners, largely depends on the patient's adherence to the treatment plan, including wearing the aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day and following the orthodontist's instructions closely. Studies have shown that clear aligners can be highly effective for many cases, particularly for mild to moderate alignment issues, with success rates comparable to traditional braces in those scenarios. For optimal results, it's crucial for patients to closely adhere to their prescribed treatment plan and maintain good oral hygiene. 

Invisalign and Spark Aligners are both popular choices for clear orthodontic aligner therapy, offering alternatives to traditional metal braces for straightening teeth. While both share the same basic purpose and function, there are some differences between the two in terms of material, technology, and treatment options. 

Material

  • Invisalign: Uses a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack, designed specifically for the Invisalign system. It is known for its comfort and effectiveness in moving teeth.
  • Spark Aligners: Manufactured with TruGEN™, a proprietary material claimed to offer clearer, more comfortable, and more stain-resistant aligners compared to the leading aligner material.

Technology and Treatment Planning

  • Invisalign: Utilizes iTero Element scanners for creating precise 3D images of the teeth, which are then used to map out a custom treatment plan with the proprietary ClinCheck software.
  • Spark Aligners: Also uses advanced scanning and 3D printing technology to create custom aligners. Their approach emphasizes personalized treatment planning and the use of the latest orthodontic innovations.

Comfort and Aesthetics

  • Invisalign: The SmartTrack material is designed to provide a comfortable fit with effective tooth movement. Patients often report less discomfort compared to traditional braces.
  • Spark Aligners: Claims their aligners are made from a material that not only enhances comfort but also maintains better clarity (less yellowing) and offers a precise fit.

Effectiveness

  • Invisalign: Has a long track record with millions of patients treated since its introduction in the late 1990s. It is effective for a wide range of orthodontic issues, from simple to complex.
  • Spark Aligners: While newer to the market, SPARK aligners have been reported to be highly effective in treating various orthodontic conditions, leveraging the latest advancements in material science and treatment planning.

Availability and Cost

  • Invisalign: Widely available through certified Invisalign providers around the world. The cost varies depending on the complexity of the case, but it is generally on the higher end of the spectrum for clear aligner treatments.
  • Spark Aligners: Availability is growing as more orthodontists become certified to offer SPARK Aligners. The cost of Spark Aligners treatment can be comparable to Invisalign, depending on the specific treatment plan.

The choice between Invisalign and Spark Aligners should be based on a consultation with an orthodontist who can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable option. Consider factors such as the orthodontist's experience with each system, the specific features of the aligner materials, and any personal preferences you may have regarding comfort, aesthetics, and treatment duration.

The active phase of treatment with aligners typically lasts between 6 to 24 months, depending on the complexity of the dental issues being corrected. During this period, you'll wear a series of aligners that gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions.

After completing the active treatment phase, most patients will transition to wearing retainers. Retainers are necessary to maintain the new position of your teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original placement. Initially, you may need to wear the retainer full-time for a few months, followed by a recommendation to wear it only at night.

The duration for which you need to wear a retainer at night varies. Some orthodontists may recommend lifelong nighttime retainer use to ensure the stability of the treatment results, but this is much less intrusive than the full-time wear required during the active treatment phase. The specific recommendations for retainer use will depend on your individual case and the guidance of your orthodontist.