Not able to flaunt your confident smile because of your irregularly aligned teeth?
If you have suffered from crooked teeth for long enough and if the idea of wearing traditional visible braces is not appealing, we have another option that might just work for you and boost your lost confidence by restoring a revitalized smile on your face.
This is the most aesthetic alternative to traditional braces. As the name suggests, these braces are clear and are made from a certain thermoplastic material. In addition to the aesthetic appeal there are more added advantages when compared to its conventional variant:
Advantages of Invisalign treatment:
- The very first advantage is the level of comfort it provides.
- No more painful ulcers and difficulty in speech while wearing these aligners.
- You need not feel apprehensive about your public appearance as they are removable and invisible.
- Another important advantage is its low maintenance when it comes to hygiene. In the conventional type, food often gets lodged in between each bracket, but this can be avoided with the clear aligners as they can be removed by the patient while eating. This type is indeed a boon to patients who are extremely conscious about wearing the regular braces.
How does it work?
These invisible braces use a series of comfortable, removable, transparent aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. So why wait another day to take the first step toward straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile?
One of the main advantages of this type is how the treatment plan is envisioned based on 3-D mapping done from the photos and study model records taken by the dentist.
After the patient and the doctor together decide on an all on 4 treatment plan, the records are sent to the lab and a series of aligners are shipped to the patient along with instructions as to when and how long each set of aligners should be worn.
The entire duration of the treatment depends on the complexity of the malocclusion. Since these aligners are ‘effectively invisible’ people may not even notice the fact that you are getting your teeth corrected.
Usually every 2-3 weeks, the patient has to change to the next set of aligners along with regular review checkups with the orthodontist who will keep a track on the progress of the treatment.
The only disadvantage of having the aligners is that the control is in patients’ hand, which indirectly affects the duration of the treatment as patient compliance is a major factor in determining the treatment outcome. Once the desired outcome has been achieved the patient can wear the last set of aligners passively as retainers for about 6 months. The patient can now show off his/her desired smile without having undergone the ‘braces’ look!