Orthodontic treatment is critical in correcting teeth misalignment issues to ensure you have an ideal bite. Although dental braces have been the most sought-after solution for treating malocclusion for many decades now, dental technology has advanced a lot in recent years to develop a more effective and convenient aligner - Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a highly-advanced orthodontic aligner made from clear dental-grade plastic. This material has shape-memory, a feature that allows the aligner to maintain its original shape and apply pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner to move them to their orthodontically right positions. Since Invisalign is removable, patients find it more convenient to use.
What are the advantages of choosing Invisalign?
- Invisalign is backed by highly advanced technology that allows the dentist to thoroughly diagnose the condition and monitor the movement of the teeth during the treatment course.
- Patients using Invisalign need not make any changes to their diet. This would be a major criterion with dental braces, as hard and sticky foods could affect the effectiveness of the treatment. With Invisalign, you can easily take the aligners off, eat anything you wish to, and put them back on after cleaning the teeth.
- Invisalign doesn’t ruin the appearance of your smile, as the teeth would be visible through the transparent aligners.
- Invisalign treatment is more convenient. The pressure applied on the teeth can be controlled precisely, and the discomfort experienced by the patient during the treatment is negligible.
Everything about Invisalign, right from scanning the teeth, making digital impressions, creating a simulation of the teeth movement, fabricating different sets of aligners, monitoring progress, etc., is highly advanced. Initially, we will scan the teeth using a digital scanning device, and the data will be used to fabricate aligners. 3D digital impressions of the teeth are created using the data from the scans, which would be displayed on a chairside screen.
When the dentist hands you the initial set of aligners, you will be taken through its usage. Ideally, the aligners have to be on for at least 22 hours every day - even while you sleep. You may only take them off when you have to eat food or brush your teeth. Once every two weeks, the aligners have to be replaced with a new set, as they help the teeth move further. Depending on the severity of the malocclusion, the treatment could last between a few months to a couple of years.
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