Everyone wants only the best fit and that is why orthodontists and patients prefer Invisalign for teeth alignment nowadays. These are aligners which are designed to perfection using cutting-edge technology which can treat a lot of dental problems.
Straightening Teeth with Clear Braces
Gone are the days when the only way to straighten teeth was to use hard tough wire braces which could sometimes cut, scratch and irritate both the gums and teeth. Now patients can put on transparent aligners which are smooth, comfortable and fit the teeth perfectly. Dentists even call them dental “contact lenses” as they are invisible and allow the patient to have a normal smile.
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic 3D imagery technology, which takes a complete picture of the mouth, which can then be viewed on a computer. Molds can then be made referring to the 3D computer model so that the person gets perfect fitting aligners. The technology will show the patient the current position of the teeth and will take them through the various stages till they get the desired alignment. You will be able to see the smile that you want even before the treatment starts.
Invisalign Consultation & Planning
Thus the person will find it easier to consult with the dentist and will understand what the dentist is recommending. Once the patient is satisfied with the recommended treatment by viewing them on the computer, the dentist will plan out the aligners which come in a series and each aligner will have to be worn for at least two weeks. The position of the teeth will change incrementally until all the teeth come to the desired position.
How long does Invisalign take?
The time that it will take for your teeth to get straightened out will depend on how crooked they were in the first place. Therefore the number of aligners will also depend upon the current position of the teeth. Usually it can take up to a year for adults and for most teenagers it will take as long as normal traditional braces would.
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Finally, based on the treatment recommended by your dentist, you will receive your series of aligners. They are usually made from BPA-free plastic and are perfectly harmless even when you wear them throughout the day. As the aligners are transparent, no one will know that you are wearing them or even that you are undergoing dental treatments. In fact, they are so clear and comfortable that you will also forget that you are wearing them. Braces will keep on reminding you that you are wearing them by irritating your mouth and gums but these aligners are the perfect tools which do their work without proclaiming it to the world.
Removable Braces are More Comfortable
Braces make eating a misery as there is always the danger of food getting stuck in them and thus causing a hygiene hazard. However, these aligners can easily be removed while eating and there is no restriction as to what you can consume. You can also continue with your usual oral hygienic habits and can brush and floss whenever you want to. They also do not irritate the teeth as wire braces do and you can cut down on dental visits which were previously mandatory to adjust the wire braces. You can change into the next aligner as soon as the recommended period is over. In fact, the change between aligners is so subtle that you will not have any irritation which is usually associated with braces. However, you will need to visit your dentist at least every six weeks to check whether the treatment is going on as planned.
There are still a few dentists who do not use this technology and that is why it is important for the patient to have an initial consultation with the dentist. The choice that you are going to make will affect the way you smile for the rest of your life and one has to keep in mind the money that is going to be spent on the treatment. Make sure that your dentist uses the Invisalign technology and then start the treatment. Of course, it is the dentist who will finally determine whether this treatment is the right one for your teeth structure and position, but it is always prudent to choose the best technology.
Once the treatment is over, you might need to consult with your dentist for one final time to know whether you need retainers which will maintain the current corrected position of the teeth. After that you are all set to face the world with a beautiful smile.
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Lovrovich Orthodontics is an Elite Premier Invisalign provider. Not only have we been providing invisible braces since 1999, we are in the top 1% of Invisalign® practitioners in the United States. We serve Seattle, and you.