People with crooked or improperly aligned teeth, often wonder about what kind of treatment options are available to straighten them. When looking for an option, there are few considerations such as how long the treatment is going to be for or the length of the treatment, or how much would the invisible braces cost.
Invisible braces work on the same principles as the standard wire braces; they use the appropriate placement of controlled force to cause the teeth movement into a desired straight position gradually. Different teeth can be moved with each stage of the treatment, or different strategy of distinct forces can be applied using wires and brackets or aligners.
Invisalign is one of the most popular systems of clear and removable teeth aligners. You change once every two weeks during your treatment. Each aligner applies some force to your teeth, gradually moving them into their final, straight position. They are basically clear, removable teeth aligners. They are not very easily visible to the naked eye, which works in favour of those who are highly conscious or concerned about wearing metal braces that are very clearly visible.
They have become tremendously popular as you can carry them with you anywhere you go and remove them while eating or drinking.
In a study conducted recently, Invisalign patients saw an improvement in their gum health, were less conscious about the appearance of their aligners and experienced less irritation when compared to patients wearing fixed braces. As a result, Invisalign clear aligners have considerably less negative effects than braces, considering both the health of the gums as well as the overall oral health.
Once you consult with your dentist, they will confirm if you are fit to get Invisalign and then custom fit series of clear aligners.
- They will take your records which will include photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth, and a couple of X-rays.
- Once the records are obtained, they are sent to Invisalign with detailed instructions as to how to move the teeth.
- Your impressions will then be scanned to get a 3D model, and the teeth are moved step by step to achieve the desired position.
You will have to wear these for 20 to 22 hours per day and will be swapped with a new set every two weeks. Wearing your aligners for this long will help the teeth move into the required position. This process gradually shifts your teeth into an aesthetically pleasing position with time. The process often is completed in three or four trays if involves simple correction; which means, that by the time you get your fourth tray, your teeth are almost straight and completely straight after the removal of the last tray. Retainers are the next step after the final trays.
In most cases, aligners alone are adequate, but some treatment processes may include the attachment of raised buttons to give the teeth an alteration.
Invisible braces systems like Invisalign, Clearpath, 32 Watts, and more are all available at Top Notch Dental Clinic and prescribed on a routine basis as per individual case requirements.