WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is an alternative to regular wire braces and instead uses a series of clear, removable aligners that you change every two weeks. Each aligner is individually made for your teeth and as you replace each aligner, your teeth will move until they have straightened into the final position that is recommended by your dentist. Part of the Invisalign service is the ability to be able to see upfront what your teeth should look like at the end of the treatment. Although there are many choices on teeth straightening out there at the moment, Invisalign is a unique option in that it can transform your smile without interfering with your day to day life like regular braces can.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN
There are many benefits of choosing invisalign over other choices for teeth straightening such as: Aligners are removable – This makes them extremely convenience as you can remove the aligners whenever necessary making it easier to maintain oral hygiene or eating whatever you want. You could also take them out for sports or when playing instruments to make it more comfortable.Easier cleaning – Other types of braces are notoriously hard for removing all the food from. Because the aligners are removable, it’s easy to continue your normal brushing and flossing of your teeth.Appearance – Invisalign are virtually invisible making them more aesthetic than other forms of braces. Comfort – They are more comfortable inside of your mouth as there are more wires or brackets that can irritate it. 3D Simulation – The video gives the you an idea of what your teeth will look like at the end of the treatment, making it a motivating factor in completing the treatment.Fewer Emergencies – There is less of a risk of anything going wrong as they don’t involved wires or brackets.
WILL IT WORK FOR YOU?
Since Invisalign is different to other types of braces or teeth straightening techniques, it may not work for everyone. Have a look at the below common issues that Invisalign will help you correct:
– Overcrowded teeth – Your jaw doesn’t have enough room for all of your teeth to fit normally.
– Widely spaced teeth – When your jaw has extra space cause spaces in between your teeth.
– Crossbites – When the upper and lower jaws are misaligned it can cause the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth.
– Overbites – When the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth.
– Underbites – When the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth.
You should visit your dentist before making a decision on whether Invisalign is the right choice for you and whether it fits your specific needs.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Using 3D imaging design software, your dentist will design each set of aligners based off molds off your teeth that are scanned to create a computerized model. Using the dentist’s treatment plan, the computerized model creates different stages between what your teeth currently look like and the desired teeth positions. Most patients complete the treatment in 9-15 months on average but it’s important to keep in mind that every person’s orthodontic needs are different. After your treatment plan has been created, you will need to revisit your dentist every 6-8 weeks so that they can check on your progress and provide you with your next aligners.
If you think that Invisalign may be the right treatment for you or are interested in more information please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mher Grigoryan who has a long history of providing professional and quality dental care.