For many years traditional braces were the only available teeth straightening treatment option as there were no other real alternatives. Those days are long gone and the Invisalign clear aligners are truly the new wave in dental treatments. It is the most popular and efficient way to straighten teeth. The Invisalign aligners are clear, removable and custom made aligners designed to correct misaligned teeth, overly spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth, overbites and under bites.
Here are the clear advantages of choosing the Invisalign technique.
Let’s be honest, a mouth full of metal is unappealing. This is particularly true for adults. Although you want to perfect your smile, it doesn’t have to be an endeavor. You can make changes to your teeth discreetly and no one would ever have to know.
As much as your appearance is important, so is your comfort. Metal braces can stick to your gums, they have to be routinely tightened and this makes the whole ordeal very uncomfortable. On the other hand, the Invisalign aligners are custom made so they are comfortable and fit snugly without the inconvenience of wires and brackets. One of the biggest benefits of the Invisalign aligner is that it can be removed anytime. This is something you can never do with traditional braces. Invisalign aligners can be taken out briefly, during meal time for example, or if you have to attend a special occasion.
Misaligned teeth can result in poor oral hygiene. It can be difficult to clean the nooks and crannies and effectively prevent gum disease and cavities. Properly aligned teeth will make cleaning them easier and improve overall hygiene and the function of your mouth.
How the Invisalign treatment works:
Once you visit your Orthodontist for an initial consultation photographs and a scan of your teeth will be taken to create a 3-D treatment plan tracking all of the movements of your teeth from beginning to end. The 3-D plan will be used, with the help of sophisticated computer program to create a series of clear aligners. The aligners will shift your teeth horizontally, vertically and even rotate them whenever needed. The aligners are designed with the right amount of force to be placed on your teeth at the right time. Each time you change your aligners, which take place approximately every week, you will notice that your teeth have gradually moved a little closer to its original position.
So say goodbye to traditional braces and hello to clear Invisalign aligners!