Leaving behind the traditional orthodontic appliances, Invisalign™, which is also known as “clear braces” is a new appliance that serves the same purpose as the traditional metallic braces. The purpose served by this appliance is the same as the traditional braces, the only difference being that it operates without the visible bands, brackets and elastics of the traditional appliance. Instead, it uses high-end, clear aligners, used together in a series.
Just like your traditional retainers, these are also custom-made, using impressions of your jaw taken on a plaster model. In addition to being comfortable and smooth, these braces are practically invisible; hence the name Invisalign™. This invisible nature of this appliance is the reason why so many people are leaving the traditional braces behind and opting for this modern approach to teeth alignment. It is also the best part about using these kinds of braces, because this way, most people would not even get a hint about the treatment that you are undergoing. And above all, you will attain a beautiful smile, with minimal interference in your lifestyle, no blisters in the mouth, and no other discomforts caused by having braces in your mouth all the time.
How it works
How it works is that you wear the series of custom-made clear aligners on your teeth, and they start applying pressure on them and with time, your teeth start shifting their position and begin to come into alignment. Each visit adjustments are made a new aligner is given. This change has to take place approximately after every two weeks, until the end of your treatment.
The treatment itself can last up to two years approximately, given that the Invisalign™ is worn 22 hours out of 24 hours during the day. Naturally, this means that that the only time you are supposed to take them off is while having food, or while brushing your teeth.
The one slight disadvantage to the use of Invisalign™ is that unlike the traditional braces that have wires, brackets and all these little tools to give the dentist an exact control over making your teeth move in various desired directions and ways, these clear aligners don’t have that flexibility.
Your dentist would know best, and they would recommend the right treatment options for you. They will also make you aware of the shortcomings and advantages of both kinds of orthodontic treatment, so that you opt for the best and more importantly, most well-suited treatment for your individual case.
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