What is Invisalign?
Some people suffer from misaligned dentition. This can be embarrassing when they smile or laugh in public.
To correct this problem, an artificial aligner called Invisalign is here.
Invisalign is a teeth aligner customised and used interchangeably, every 2 weeks for a period of 6 to 18 months to correct misalignment. This period can be extended based on the severity of the misalignment.
What kind of Misalignment does Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign treatment is clinically tested and proven to be effective in treating mild to complex teeth straightening issues. Whether it is a Deep bite, Gapped teeth, Overly crowded, Underbite, Crossbite, or Open bite, Invisalign can help you unlock a healthier smile.
In orthodontics, Invisalign is used as a technique for moving and aligning your teeth. Straightening your teeth can have an overall effect on your dental health. Not only doesInvisalign make you comfortable but, it also boosts your confidence.
How is it made?
This near-invisible aligner is usually computer generated from a mould of the patient’s teeth, taken by either an orthodontist or a dentist. It is produced such that it is unique to each patient.
How does it work?
Invisalign is replaceable. As you replace each aligner every 2 weeks, your teeth will move gradually, week by week, until it gets straightened up. Invisalign moves your teeth even while you’re not moving.
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign is a more convenient technique of straightening the teeth, with little life changes in patients. It is flexible; you can take out the aligners while brushing, flossing, drinking, or eating. Here are other reasons:
- The nearly invisible mouth trays make it possible for patients to straighten their teeth without any embarrassing change in the natural look of their smile unlike braces
- Invisalign is comfortable – the plastic aligners are gentle on cheeks and gums unlike the sharp edges of braces that can scrape or cut the inside of the mouth
- They are useful in straightening misaligned teeth
- Invisalign is easily removed
- It is customised to suit the individual patient requirement
- Invisalign is clear
Limitations of Invisalign
- Invisalign are not effective in moving and aligning tooth roots in the back of the mouth (molars), especially when gaps are present
- The removability of aligners increases the chance of patients misplacing the plastic tray and delaying orthodontic progress
Is invisalign right for me?
Different people have different cases of misalignment. For each orthodontic patient, Invisalign treatment is unique. So, to be guided accordingly, a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist will be necessary to ensure you get the right treatment.
Transform your smile without disrupting your life with Invisalign. You too can join over 3 million people worldwide to discover a new way to smile.
Remember that your dental health affects your overall health. If neglected, it could cause more severe problems later in life.
By now, you should be ready to take the next step to build your confidence and outlook.