What Clear Aligners Are Made of and Why It Matters

October 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — thenusmiles @ 1:15 pm
Happy dental professional holding Nu Smile Aligner in gloved hand

You might think a lot about what you put in your mouth. You are careful about what you eat, and you avoid any items that might be infested with germs or dirt. But are you just as cautious when it comes to your dental accessories? Many people choose clear aligners without giving a thought to the materials that they will have in their mouth for more than 20 hours each day for months on end. Let’s talk about what Nu Smile Aligners and other types of clear aligners are made out of and why it matters.

Nu Smile Aligners: Made of Top-Quality Polyurethane Resin

Nu Smile Aligners are manufactured locally in New Jersey using a high-tech 3D printing process. The material used to make them is a hypoallergenic and biocompatible polyurethane resin. Dr. G chose this material because it has an extremely low risk of causing adverse reactions within the human body, even in people who have allergies or sensitivities. It is also quite effective at moving teeth. As an added bonus, it is thin enough and clear enough that it allows you to enjoy a confident smile throughout treatment.

Still, you might ask, “What is polyurethane resin?” You might hear polyurethane referred to as a plastic, and it does have some qualities in common with plastic. Technically, though, polyurethane is part of a family of materials that is made up of linking together chains of simple, repetitive molecules. Polyurethane-based materials have countless applications, including many in medical and dental settings.

What About Other Clear Aligners?

Other types of clear aligners can be made out of various materials. For example, Byte is constructed of relatively cheap plastic, which makes the aligners thicker and more noticeable than Nu Smile Aligners. SmileDirectClub and various other DIY clear aligners may similarly be made out of subpar materials in order to keep costs to a minimum.

Most types of clear aligners that you can get only from a dentist, such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect, are made out of higher-quality materials. Invisalign even has a patent on the type of plastic that it uses to fabricate its product. The major downside to such brands is that they come at a premium price. Whereas Nu Smile Aligners offer remarkable quality for a mere $1,750, Invisalign and ClearCorrect can easily cost $3,000 or more.

Which Clear Aligners Will You Choose?

We encourage you to do your own research before you decide which clear aligner system is right for you. However, we firmly believe that the Nu Smile system stands out amongst its competitors, offering body-friendly materials and reliable results at a manageable price.

Meet Dr. G

Dr. Admasu Gizachew created the Nu Smile Aligner system with the goal of helping patients address their crooked teeth without spending an exorbitant amount of money. He is passionate about providing premium service and outstanding results. To learn more about Dr. G and the Nu Smile treatment, call any of our convenient locations or use our online form to request a consultation.

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