Are Invisalign Aligners Really Invisible?
Who doesn’t want to have a better smile? Everybody wants to look good with a great smile, but not a lot of us are born with a great set of aligned teeth. Many people visit an orthodontist in Dubai to get braces done, however, do not like the sight of metallic braces in their teeth. If you are one of those people, have you ever heard of invisible braces? Yes, there’s such a thing! In fact, more and more people are improving their smiles with clear orthodontic devices called aligners with the Invisalign treatment.
Traditional braces involve brackets that are connected by wires to align the teeth. On the other hand, Invisalign aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces that are put over the teeth. We at The Invisalign Center in Dubai are the largest provider of the clear Invisalign aligners in the region, also proudly, the only dedicated Invisalign Center in the Middle East.
Of course, it’s still good to remember the invisible braces aren't for everyone. Your orthodontist will help you decide what’s best for you. You can always consult with them if you have any questions with the treatment, but it’s also good to note that the success rate of the treatment is high based on patients’ reviews who are now enjoying their better-looking smiles.
The virtually invisible braces are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign System. These Invisalign aligners are custom-made and fit comfortably over your teeth.
Can anyone get invisible teeth aligners?
Because the Invisalign aligners are custom-made for a tight fit, they are best for adults or teens. For teens, their teeth are still developing so it’s ideal to see an orthodontist or an Invisalign specialist before proceeding with the treatment.
The Invisalign treatment is especially ideal for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth or minor spacing dental issues. Patients with severe crowding or spacing dental issues— such as severe underbites, overbites, or crossbites— may need a more focused dental treatment.
How does the Invisalign treatment work?
Once an orthodontist or an Invisalign specialist decides how to correct your bite, they'll design a treatment plan for your teeth alignment. If you get the invisible braces or the aligners, you’ll be fitted for several versions with the most advanced 3D CAD/CAM clinical technology, to make sure that you get the exact fit and make the adjustments over the treatment time.
Even if the Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic material and fit snugly over the teeth, it can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Additionally, you'll get a new aligner every few weeks to keep aligning the teeth into the desired position.
How long does it take to straighten teeth using invisible braces or aligners?
Treatment time with the invisible braces depends on how much the teeth need to be aligned. The more the bite is off or the more crooked the teeth, the longer the treatment will take. However, it usually takes between 10 to 24 months for the treatment time.
If you want to improve your smile without the sight of metallic braces on your teeth, then yes, Invisalign aligners are the ‘virtually invisible braces’— perfect for people who want to snap their best photos with stunning smiles!