Straightening teeth with Invisalign
Who doesn’t want a great smile? We all want a beautiful smile. It is so important and essential to feel good about our teeth, but this is not always the case. As a matter of fact you may avoid smiling if your teeth and smile bother you. With advances in technology new and convenient options for teeth alignment are available. In contrast to metal braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth while improving your oral health and achieving an aesthetic smile, with the great advantage that clear aligners do not impair quality of life. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable thermoplastic material developed specifically for this treatment method, and gently mounted on the teeth to align them. Even if your teeth were straightened in the past yet moved after the treatment, this movement can be corrected using Invisalign without the embarrassment of metal braces.
What is the Invisalign treatment plan?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening technique that uses three-dimensional imaging. The technique uses 3D computer simulation technology to outline the complete treatment plan, enabling you to see your teeth move through each stage of the process up to the final result. This way, at the beginning of treatment you can “see” how your teeth will look at the end
Next, a series of transparent aligners are custom-made for the structure of your teeth so they can be mounted and moved slowly and gradually. Every two weeks the current aligner will be replaced with the next aligner in the series, until the dentist determines that the process is complete. The duration of treatment varies depending on your unique needs and characteristics, with average treatment lasting about one year.
What to expect during treatment?
Since Invisalign aligners are transparent and removable they do not require any change in your lifestyle. It is recommended to remove the aligners when eating and brushing your teeth, so that consumption of certain foods is not restricted during treatment. In addition, unlike metal braces, the bracing involves no pain or tension. Once every few weeks you should see your doctor to make sure your teeth are moving properly and according to the pre-determined schedule.