Invisalign invisible braces - An Overview
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic appliance that is used to close gaps between teeth and to straighten those that are crooked. Unlike traditional metal-wire braces, the Invisalign system is completely clear and virtually impossible to notice when in use. Nonetheless, they are highly effective at correcting dental problems and it generally takes only 6 months to a year for the treatment process to be completed.
Treating Dental Problems with the Invisalign System
With the help of computerized technology and three dimensional modeling, the Invisalign system is able to correct dental problems without the use of metal-wire or other visible components. By fabricating the device to exactly fit your teeth, it is able to slowly move your teeth into the proper position so you can achieve a more attractive smile. The device can be used to correct a wide variety of dental problems, including:
In more severe cases, such as where a great deal of movement is required or where one or more teeth needs to be removed in order to correct the problem, the Invisalign system may not be the right choice. Therefore, it is important to consult with a dentist in order to determine whether or not the Invisalign system is appropriate for your needs.
If the Invisalign system is appropriate for your situation, the dentist will first need to take an impression of your teeth with dental putty. He or she will also take several photographs of your teeth from a variety of different angles. With this information, a 3D digital model will be made of your teeth and the model is used to simulate how your teeth will be moved to their final position. With the help of the 3D digital model and the simulation, your aligners can be custom-made to fit you perfectly.
The Pros and Cons of Using the Invisalign System
Aside from the benefit of correcting your teeth with a virtually invisible system, there are many other advantages to using the Invisalign system. At the same time, there are some potential drawbacks that should be taken into consideration when trying to determine if this method is right for you.
One drawback to using the Invisalign system is that it needs to be worn 22 hours per day, whereas a system such as the Inman Aligner does not need to be in place for quite so long. With both systems, however, you will get faster results if you wear the aligner longer than the required minimum number of hours.
The fact that the Invisalign system can be removed when necessary is one benefit that you will not find with traditional metal-wire braces. Since you can remove the Invisalign system, you can eat with more comfort and you can brush your teeth more thoroughly than you can with traditional braces.
While the Invisalign system is highly effective when it comes to treating dental problems, it can take up to 18 months to complete a treatment program. In addition, you have to get your aligners changed every two weeks when you use the Invisalign system. With the Inman Aligner, on the other hand, you use only one aligner throughout the entire process.
Another benefit to using the Invisalign system is that it is more comfortable than using traditional metal-wire braces. The reality is that metal braces can be quite painful and can lead to local inflammation of the gums as well as general irritation to the mouth. Since the Invisalign system does not utilize elastic bands or apply a great deal of tightening force to your teeth, it is far more comfortable than braces. Although you may experience some minor discomfort when you first start using the Invisalign system, most people find this type of aligner to be quite comfortable.
The cost of the Invisalign treatment program is affected by many different factors, including the severity of your case, the skill of your dentist and where your dentist is located. For the most part, however, the cost of treatment ranges anywhere from £3000 to £6000.
For Further Reading
Learn more about orthodontics….
- What is an orthodontist?
- What is ‘malocclusion?’
- Why orthodontic treatment?
- Can adults have orthodontic treatment?
- What is a ‘brace?’
- What does orthodontic treatment involve?
- Will I have to have teeth removed?
- How long does the treatment take?
- Does it hurt?
- Do I have to pay for this treatment?
- How do I care for my brace or retainer?
- What is ‘headgear for braces?’
Types of Orthodontic Braces
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- Dental Veneers
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Restorations
- Dental Implants
- Cerec dentistry
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Tooth Reshaping
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Teeth Straightening
- Inman Aligner
- 6 month smiles
- Damon Braces
- Lingual braces
- General Dentistry
- Dental Hygiene
- Perio Protect
- Dental Floss