Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of nearly invisible trays called aligners. They are comfortable, removable, easy to maintain oral hygiene with. The series of aligners are custom made. Each aligner is designed to move teeth a small amount. Every two weeks the aligners are changed with the next set until teeth reach desired position.
The Invisalign Process
After the initial consultation, your dentist will determine whether Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for you. Before the procedure continues, pictures and molds will be created of your teeth and mouth. This will allow the aligners to be fitted to the shape of your teeth. Once the aligners are ready, you can pick them up at the office and wear them during the day and night. They can be removed only before eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Each new set of aligners are shipped to your home or can be retrieved at the office. You must change each set of aligners after a period of time determined by your dentist. Most patients who wear aligners can finish the treatment within one year and six months.
They exhibit an improved appearance over braces. They are nearly invisible and most people won’t notice you have them on.
They are more comfortable and easier to remove.
Patients experience a shorter treatment time compared to traditional braces
They are less damaging and do not have sharp or protruding edges that can irritate the mouth
What are Invisalign Aligners Created From?
In most cases, the aligners that make up Invisalign are produced from safe, durable plastic that ensures a completely discreet appearance when worn on teeth. They are produced and customized to accommodate the patient’s specific smile and mouth shape. During that development process, the aligners are further refined using advanced imaging and 3-D technology. Due to their comfortable nature, the plastic produces no irritation to sensitive oral tissue. This makes them a popular alternative to braces with metal brackets or wires.
How does invisalign compares to conventional braces?
The length of treatment is about the same as with conventional braces and because the aligners are removed before eating there are no eating/ drinking restrictions.
10 Things Parents Should Know About Invisalign Teen
WHAT IS INVISALIGN TEEN?
IS IT AS EFFECTIVE AS TRADITIONAL BRACES?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES OF IT OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES?
ARE THERE ANY EMOTIONAL CONCERNS TO CONSIDER?
WHO IS ELIGIBLE ?
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
DOES MY TEEN HAVE TO WEAR INVISALIGN ALL THE TIME?
WHAT HAPPENS IF AN ALIGNER GETS LOST?
HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE SPENT VISITING THE ORTHODONTIST?