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Discreet Teeth Straightening with Invisalign
Invisalign® is often the preferred choice for patients looking to straighten their smiles without the hassle of getting metal braces. If you have been avoiding teeth straightening because you are worried about people noticing metal brackets and wires on your teeth, Invisalign could be the perfect choice for you. Continue reading to see how you can correct teeth misalignment with the Invisalign system.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that consists of a series of custom-made trays to straighten the teeth. Each aligner in the set is slightly different, and the dentist will develop the treatment plan using computer software. The patient will get a custom set of aligners, which would be worn for about two weeks. Although they can take the aligners off as desired, it is vital to follow the dentist’s recommendations and wear them for at least 22 hours daily to obtain desired results.
Invisalign presents patients with an easy, comfortable teeth straightening process. All that is required is to wear the aligners, removing them only when eating, drinking and brushing or when replacing the aligners every two weeks. After the treatment ends and the last set of aligners come off, the patient will have straight teeth. Teeth straightening treatment does not have to cause significant changes to the appearance of teeth–that is the advantage Invisalign offers.
The trays blend in with the teeth
Invisalign aligners trays are produced from transparent, flexible plastic and fit snugly on the teeth. The trays are so subtle that most people will not notice them at first glance. Every tray completes a specific movement plan and gradually pushes the teeth to their correct positions. Invisalign works effectively for older teens and adults to correct gap issues, straighten crooked teeth and realign mild to moderate bite misalignment.
Innovative technology for effective treatment
The aligners are designed specifically for the patient with the aid of computer technology (CAD/CAM). Before commencing treatment, the general dentist will take digital images, impressions and x-rays of the teeth. The digital images are used for a 3D render to help create the treatment plan and produce the custom aligner trays.
Another factor that makes Invisalign a discreet treatment is removability. Although patients will need to wear them for most of the day, they have the option of taking them out when necessary. For instance, if there is a special event, game or a musical concert in which patients are to participate, they can store the aligners in the carrying case for a few hours without affecting treatment progress.
Fortunately, there are no major changes to diet options either. Patients can continue to eat their favorite meals; the only difference is that they will have to take the aligners off until they are done eating. After cleaning their teeth and the aligner trays, they can wear them again. Oral hygiene routines can continue as usual–no special techniques are required, unlike with braces.
Invisalign® is suitable for patients with minor to moderate orthodontic issues. The advantage of the procedure is that you can straighten your teeth discreetly and get the added flexibility of removing the aligners at will. To know if you are eligible for the treatment, book an appointment with the general dentist.
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