Invisalign is an orthodontic device designed to move teeth subtly using biomechanical force. Unlike traditional metal braces, these aligners are custom designed using high-quality plastic material to help you straighten misaligned teeth without the social stigma of metal mouth.
You will have perfectly straight teeth to smile with confidence. However, you have to wear the aligner for at least 20-22 hours daily during the treatment period, which could vary depending on dental complexity and teeth straightening goal. Your orthodontist will tell you about the aligner replacement schedule, which could be 2 to 3 weeks.
Just like millions, you will have better-looking straight teeth in a few months with Invisalign aligners and by the end of treatment, it will be a big surprise for your friends as they won’t notice you wearing the transparent orthodontic device. Unlike metal braces, which cause discomfort, Invisalign offers you the much-needed flexibility to remove them as and when you need them.
The procedure of moving teeth using orthodontic devices is very complex, so it is bound to create some discomfort. Thanks to Invisalign, custom-designed according to the unique specification of an individual, now you can move your crooked teeth to the right position without the discomfort of traditional braces. Aligners fit snugly on teeth and start moving teeth in the desired direction using biomechanical force.
Your orthodontist will examine your dental system thoroughly using highly advanced 3D scanning technology and share the treatment plan with you before taking the impression of your dental system for custom designing a set of aligners as per the treatment plan.
The number of aligners required for straightening misaligned teeth depends on dental complexity. All you need to do is wear an aligner as per the treatment plan for at least 20-22 hours daily and visit your orthodontist to replace them with a new aligner after the prescribed intervals. In just a few months, you will have straight teeth to smile freely without the stress of wire and bracket visibility.
Benefits of Invisalign
“Invisalign is a highly effective orthodontic device, just like traditional braces, designed to straighten misaligned teeth,” says Natalie Woods, orthodontist at Invisalign London.
Besides the advantage of treatment outcome, the main advantage of Invisalign is the high-quality transparent plastic material used in making aligners. So, it helps you get functionally better and aesthetically brilliant teeth, without the stress of a metal mouth.
Discreteness of the orthodontic device is a great advantage, especially when the treatment involves face and mouth, but it offers you several other benefits like the freedom to remove the device before a meal, brushing and flossing, or any other occasions. Most importantly, you are free to eat whatever you want as you have the freedom to remove it before a meal.
Invisalign Can Correct Dental Overlaps, Gaps, and Misaligned Teeth
If your teeth are not in alignment, it is bound to cause several oral health issues like cavities, enamel erosion, plaques and tartar, gum disease, bad breath, among others. If the wire and brackets of traditional braces negatively affect your confidence, you can opt for clear aligners to straighten misaligned teeth discreetly.
Orthodontists recommend Invisalign aligners to correct structural issues of mild to moderate complexities. If your teeth overlap, or there are wide gaps between teeth, or over/under-bite issues, or any other issue due to misaligned teeth, you can get in touch with an orthodontist to discuss the possibility of correcting dental issues with Invisalign.
Depending on the level of complexity, your orthodontist chart treatment plan, involving the number of aligners required to achieve desired teeth straightening goal. The duration of treatment depends on dental complexity and the number of aligners recommended.
The success of the Invisalign treatment depends on how religiously you wear aligners without break. Your orthodontist will ask you to visit at regular intervals to monitor progress and replace the old aligner with the new one to move teeth further in the desired direction as per plan.
The Orthodontist Must be Certified by Invisalign
Moving teeth with orthodontic devices is a very complex procedure, as it requires not just the understanding of dental anatomy, but the right balance of precision and a sense of facial aesthetics.
Since Invisalign treatment involves highly advanced technology, your orthodontist must be certified by Invisalign. Only those who complete the specific training get the certificate to practice Invisalign treatment. If your dental structure is very complex, you might need a combination of Invisalign and traditional techniques to get desired teeth straightening results in the minimum possible time.
Moving teeth in the desired direction using Invisalign is not just about facial aesthetics, as it involves using subtle biomechanical force. So, never try to start wearing Invisalign without consulting a certified Invisalign practitioner.
Teeth straightening treatments using clear aligners, like Invisalign, are not cheap. So, you should be very careful in wearing and storing your aligners. Most importantly, wear them for a minimum of 20 hours daily, and maintain your oral hygiene to get quality outcomes in time.
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