A beautiful smile is something everyone longs for. But several hurdles in the way deny us that flawless smile. One such major hurdle is malocclusion, or in simple words, crooked teeth. People with malocclusion often feel too conscious while talking or smiling during their interaction with people. Also, it poses several disadvantages from the functional point of view as well.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of malocclusion. Some of the common orthodontic appliances that dentists recommend are metal braces, ceramic braces, clear aligners, etc. Out of all these, Invisalign stands out as the most aesthetically pleasing option, which also provides great results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear orthodontic aligner that is made from transparent dental grade plastic material. It does a great job at staying hidden as the teeth would be seen through it due to its transparent nature. The aligner moves the teeth to their desired positions by gently applying pressure on them in the right direction. The dentist would change your aligners once every two weeks.
Why should I choose Invisalign?
- Invisalign is one of the most technologically advanced orthodontic aligners. It is backed by a reliable software that is capable of accurately predicting the movement of the teeth during the course of the treatment. Even before the actual treatment begins, the patient can get a clear idea of how their teeth would look after its completion.
- Since the aligners are made from clear plastic material, they would work in ‘disguise’. Anyone you interact with wouldn’t be able to easily notice them unless they take a closer look at them.
- Invisalign is absolutely metal-free. It is completely made from dental grade plastic, and hence, it wouldn’t feel harsh against the gums. Also, the chances of getting hurt due to it are next to none.
- It is removable. You wouldn’t have to compromise on eating your favorite food or brushing your teeth, such as in the case of braces. You can easily take them off, get on with your daily routine and put them back on. You just have to make sure no food debris is left behind on the teeth.
The treatment procedure would start off with a thorough diagnosis of your mouth. We would screen your teeth to check for the severity of malocclusion, the cause of the condition, and draw out a customized treatment plan to bring the teeth to perfect alignment. Dental instruments will be used to scan the teeth and get their precise dimensions and contour. It will be sent to a software that creates a 3D digital model of the teeth and gums and comes up with a prediction of how it would look once the treatment is completed. The data will be used to fabricate the aligners at a dental laboratory.
An Invisalign treatment procedure would require between 15 to 30 aligners. However, all the aligners wouldn’t be given to you by your dentist at once, as they may get mixed up and end up affecting your treatment. The aligners will have to be replaced once every two weeks with a different set to advance to the next stage of treatment. They will have to be worn for at least 22 hours every day and you can remove them only to eat food or brush your teeth. They have to be worn during sleep as well. The treatment period would last between a few months to a couple of years, depending on the severity of malocclusion.
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