You’ve probably heard a lot about Invisalign or invisible braces. It’s all the rage and many people use it because you don’t notice you’re wearing anything. But do you know what it is? Or what does it consist of?
If you still have doubts, don’t worry, in today’s post we will talk about what Invisalign orthodontics is, what it consists of, how long the treatment lasts, how it is done and what its benefits are.
What is Invisalign or invisible orthodontics?
Many people do not like having to carry foreign objects in their teeth for 24 hours a day and for an undetermined number of months, depending on the case.
For this reason, researchers in the field of orthodontics are looking for formulas that make the adventure of dental alignment easier and easier.
And Invisalign orthodontics or invisible orthodontics is the result of some of the specialists’ research.
This is an innovative and avant-garde technique, which many patients end up choosing for the esthetic factor. Because invisible orthodontics is designed to improve dental health by being the most discreet orthodontic treatment available.
The Invisalign system is composed of custom-made clear aligners or aligners, which are responsible for straightening the teeth.
In addition, it is able to cover a wide range of orthodontic cases such as: gapped teeth, excessive crowding or crossbite.
What is Invisalign orthodontics or invisible orthodontics?
First of all, the first thing you should do is visit your orthodontic specialist to evaluate your case and assess whether this treatment is ideal for your dental problem.
Now that we know this, we can go on to explain what invisible orthodontics is all about.
Invisalign orthodontics consists of a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks with a new set of aligners.
To do this, the orthodontist will first use computer software in order to fully plan your treatment. That is, it will scan your mouth, obtaining a three-dimensional and real-time image of your entire dentition.
From this image, you will be able to discover the problems of dental malposition and decide how the treatment will be developed. So, from the beginning you will know how long the treatment will take and what the final result will be.
After learning the results, each clear aligner will be custom-made specifically for your problem and your teeth.
Thus, as you change the aligner, your teeth will move week after week until they are aligned and in the final position prescribed by the doctor.
The good thing about this treatment is that the orthodontist is able to know how much force to apply to each patient to modify the position of their teeth, since the software digitally simulates, and dynamically, the movements of the teeth to the changes that are applied.
In addition, the force is exerted on the entire surface of the tooth and not on a particular point, ensuring that all teeth are aligned correctly and eliminating one of the problems of the metallic orthodontics traditional, as there is no risk that the movement of one tooth will cause another tooth to move into a bad position.
How long does the treatment last?
Invisalign treatment usually lasts from 9 to 20 months, although it all depends on the case and the patient.
For this reason, it is necessary to carry out an adequate and exhaustive study of each case, in order to adapt the treatment and achieve the best results.
What material are invisible orthodontic aligners made of?
Invisalign orthodontic aligners are made of ahigh-strength thermoplastic polymer and are custom-designed for each patient.
In this way, it will be better adapted to the patient’s dentition and case, allowing it to be almost unnoticeable.
What are the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics?
Some of the benefits of invisible orthodontics are:
– It can be withdrawn during meals.
– More hygienic than conventional treatment.
– When brushing teeth, flossing is possible and accumulates much less food than classic brackets.
– Comfortable to wear.
– It produces almost no friction on lips and cheeks.
– It practically does not interfere with speech.
– Shorter treatment times.
And, the main advantage is that no one will notice you are wearing them. It also allows you to maintain good oral hygiene and floss normally.
They do not inhibit or detract from the security of the wearer. And, as we have said, they fit our teeth perfectly because they are custom-made.
Ah! If you want to know the dental floss technique, don’t miss the interview we did with Estefanía, our dental hygienist.
Do you need Invisalign orthodontic treatment?
In Cervantes Dental Clinic we care about your dental health, so we advise you properly to treat your specific case.
As we have said, each of us is different, so our case is different. For this reason, personalized and attentive service is our daily routine.
What do you think about Invisalign orthodontics? What about its features and benefits? Tell us in the comments.
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