Ever hear of hidden braces? If no, then here comes a whole range of valuable information for you. Invisalign is a system which uses a series of aligners that straighten your teeth; these aligners are custom -made and practically invisible! First of all the orthodontist takes an impression of your teeth and it is sent to the lab, where in using computer technology aligners are made that suit your teeth size, shape and structure. These cannot be easily seen by any person with normal eyesight. However they have to be changed every three weeks under the guidance of the orthodontist. Owing to the mild pressure exerted while plugging them on the teeth you might have a little discomfort but that is only temporary.
Whether or not one can use an Invisalign differs from patient to patient depending upon the gravity of the dental problem. Your orthodontist can tell you this, therefore it is mandatory that you consult a specialist before resorting to it.
An Invisalign is versatile and works on a broad range of dental problems like over -crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, over bitten teeth, cross- bitten teeth etc. according to your problem, a set of aligners are custom-made for you to suit your needs.
The Invisalign treatment is quite expensive because of the technology used in it. There are some things which need to be understood by the patient before undergoing this treatment. Firstly, he must be ready to comply with all the instructions given by the orthodontist in the use of the aligners. Another insight is that serious alignment problems cannot be treated by Invisalign as it helps only in slight movement of the teeth. The success of the treatment also depends on the expertise and experience of the orthodontist.
The aligners need to be worn for at least 22hours a day and ought to be removed while having food or drinking non water liquids. It usually takes approximately six months for the repair to take place before the teeth are completely aligned. After this a certain type of retention is required to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position.
Over a million people have made use of this treatment and appreciate it because of its remarkable results. The fact that the aligners can be easily removed, easily cleaned and does not catch the eyes of people has made this technology an all time favorite. With proper handling and use of these aligners, you have your much cherished smile back!!