Misaligned or crooked teeth can affect oral health, which in turn can affect your general health. Misaligned teeth can lead to various gum diseases and TMJ disorders. It also reduces your self-esteem. Aligning your teeth will reduce gum diseases and also improve your oral health. It boosts your self-esteem. Invisalign is the best way to treat misaligned teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an invisible corrective appliance and is the best alternative for conventional braces in adults. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are custom made for every patient.
How does Invisalign work?
Set of clear aligners are fabricated which gently move the teeth over a period of time. The clear aligners have to be changed every 2 weeks. The teeth are aligned gradually with the help of these clear aligners as they apply pressure on the teeth.
What is the procedure?
Step 1:Your dentist performs a dental check-up, which also includes a thorough dental cleaning. Teeth which require fillings are treated. Your dentist will take multiple radiographs and digital scans. Your dentist makes an impression of your upper and lower teeth. Models are made out of the impression and the treatment plan is discussed.
Step 2:All the records are sent to the Invisalign lab along with the discussed treatment plan to create a customized 3D treatment plan according to the need.
Step 3:Aligners are delivered to you. Each aligner should be changed after two weeks of use. They should be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day.
Step 4:You should visit your dentist once every 6 weeks to monitor the progress. The entire treatment might take up to 13 months.
Advantages of Invisalign
- Invisalign aligners can be removed easily, you can detach them while drinking or eating something. You can avoid food particles from getting stuck between the aligner and the teeth.
- You can unfasten invisalign aligners. Thus, brushing and flossing will be easier in comparison to conventional braces.
- As no brackets or wires are involved in invisalign aligners, there is no possibility of irritation of your gums. The chances of injury are also reduced Wire is not required for tightening the braces therefore; you don’t have to encounter any soreness in your gums or mouth.
- Since the invisalign braces are transparent, they will boost your confidence. Other people cannot detect the braces easily, as they are virtually invisible.
It is easy to maintain Invisalign braces. You should remember to detach them while eating, drinking, brushing or flossing.
The results from Invisalign are 30 to 40% quicker than metal braces. You can obtain a beautiful smile within a short time. This technique will help you get a brighter and long- lasting smile that can improve your physical and emotional well-being.