With rising awareness about braces/ orthodontics a variety of patients are motivated to attain a perfect smile. However the metallic appearance of braces is highly undesirable which is why Invisalign has been developed to meet the aesthetic demands of the patient.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little .Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
These custom made aligners have the five most important qualities:
- Virtually invisible
What are the advantages over metal braces?
The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.One of the best things about Invisalign® treatment is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort.
What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?
Proper care and endless dedication is required to achieve the desired end result. Keeping up with your appointments and regular care of retainers as well as wearing them for minimum 22 hours per day can ensure a smooth treatment progress.
Does Invisalign Pain?
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the final results. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
How to know if Invisalign is apt for me?
With great leaps and bounds in technology today Invisalign can treat almost any case. However before you make your decision its better to meet our Specialist Orthodontist at Clover Medical Centre who is also an Invisalign provider to analyse your teeth. They will inform you whether you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign and also the treatment time & the in depth details.
I am currently wearing braces. Can I switch to Invisalign?
A significant number of patients are being treated with a combination of braces and Invisalign. Consult us to know if this is an option for you!