Treating Teeth Misalignment Inconspicuously
As one of the contemporary orthodontic solutions that are favoured by many, Invisalign is a teeth aligner system recognised all over the world. Developed by Align Technology in 1997, Invisalign is one of the world’s first transparent teeth aligner.
You may have come across this innovative product during your search for the perfect orthodontic solution to fix your malocclusions, and have been wondering what these clear plastic trays were all about. Not to worry, we’re here to give you all you need to know about these custom-made, clear braces and why you should consider them.
What is Invisalign dental treatment?
Invisalign aligners are a series of clear plastic retainers, or ‘trays’, designed using 3D printing technology, to fix mild to moderate misalignment. Similar to traditional braces, the process is done by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into proper alignment.
To enjoy the benefits, you’ll need to visit your dentist to decide if you are applicable for an Invisalign dental treatment. If you manage to fit the bill of an Invisalign patient, you will then complete a series of 3D digital impressions. These dental scans will be used to create a precision set of trays that fits comfortably onto your teeth. Each tray is worn for 2 weeks before you eventually progress to the next tray.
This treatment typically takes 3-6 months for those that require minor corrections. However, the process can take up to 9-18 months, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition.
Why choose Invisalign dental treatment?
Invisalign offers a new opportunity for those that may shy away from conventional orthodontic care. This treatment provides the patient with various benefits, which we will explore in further details. Here’s what you can expect from an Invisalign treatment:
- Easily removable
Conventional braces impose several restrictions, especially food wise. Patients typically need to avoid tough foods such as almonds, as it will only inflict pain on their sensitive teeth and gums. They are to avoid foods that can stick to their teeth as well, as these foods can become stuck in the braces and damage them.
In contrast, you won’t run into the same problems if you opt for Invisalign aligners – all because they are easily removable! You can now consume your favourite food and brush your teeth normally without worrying about the restrictions imposed by conventional braces. However, it is vital to note that the braces should only be removed for up to 4 hours a day.
- Aesthetically pleasing
These clear plastic aligners meant that they are far less noticeable than the traditional braces available in the market. They are perfect for the self-conscious, who may wish to hide their braces from others.
Invisalign users are afforded convenience when maintaining their oral hygiene. You can remove your aligners when brushing or flossing your teeth before putting them back on. If you have metal braces installed, you would have to take greater case brushing your teeth to avoid breaking the metal wires or dislodging a bracket.
Invisalign aligners utilise high quality and flexible polymers that adjust to your mouth’s shape when you are speaking. These materials prevent the braces from causing any discomfort and eliminates the risk of injury to your cheeks and gums when you are wearing them. Besides, the smooth grooves means that they won’t be rubbing or poking the insides of your mouth, which is a regular occurrence when wearing traditional braces.
Possessing a nice smile is a great confidence booster, and this is facilitated by having perfectly aligned teeth. For those looking to straighten their crooked teeth discreetly, Invisalign aligners are the ideal solution for them.
Should you be interested to know if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, you can contact Luminous Dental for an appointment today. Let us help you achieve the ideal smile you have always dreamt of.