Aligning it Right

by BTM

Mon, 25 February 2019

Aligning it Right

If you are considering dental correction, but want it to be discreet and hassle-free, the Royal Dental Studio at Royal Bahrain Hospital has just the solution for you.

Wanting to correct one’s teeth and smile has become quite popular, but most adult patients want their orthodontic treatment to be discreet. Aligners are removable, medical-grade plastic appliances to wear instead of the conventional brackets and wires for orthodontic correction, giving patients a better alternative to correct their malocclusion (dental misalignment) without having any social inhibitions. 

How do Aligners work?
The key to this system is that it is designed entirely with the customer in mind. Through a combination of well-defined impressions of the upper and lower teeth, X-rays and photography, your dentist will build a ‘photo fit’ of your teeth and jaw structure. These images are then transferred to a laboratory, where a highly trained technician, working closely with your doctor, will develop a computer-generated model of how your teeth and your smile will look. By using advanced computer packages, they can evaluate different scenarios and ensure that your pearly whites are being moved in the most efficient way, to the ideal positions.

Therefore, you can see the end result even before the treatment begins. This gives patients the reassurance they need before they commit to the cost of the full procedure. Once you and your dentist are both happy that the computer-generated model is showing the right results for you, the production of the transparent aligners will be commissioned; designed and built specifically for you and to the exact specifications, so you can look forward to great results.

What are the Advantages?

  • Time: Less chair-side time and shorter appointments
  • Aesthetics: This is the primary reason most people choose this latest system. They are designed to minimise disruption to everyday life and are made of thin, discrete and transparent plastic, so they are barely visible when worn. It’s a huge contrast to conventional braces, where the metal brackets are virtually the first thing that people notice when they meet you.
  • Comfort: Conventional braces can be so uncomfortable. They are fixed, making it difficult to chew. Food can easily get trapped around the braces, brackets, elastics and wires. Also, they need to be tightened on a regular basis, to ensure that they are still re-positioning the teeth effectively. This can be uncomfortable – not to mention the inconvenience of so much time spent in the dentist’s chair.

Overall, for those looking to straighten their teeth and enhance their smile, aligners are the best option to do the job, undetected!

Call 17 246-800, book online at or download the Royal Bahrain Hospital mobile app on iOS and Android devices.