No brackets. No wires. No interruptions.
The Most Favored Orthodontic Treatment
There are no wires and brackets. It is transparent and aesthetic. It is removable and convenient, and therefore it is easy to maintain, not only them but also your oral region. Yet it does the work of a traditional brace with ease. The mention of such an option should bring you a smile. Invisalign are the modern alternative to conventional braces made of metal or ceramic. They are custom-made just for you.
Invisalign are a great option to treat such conditions like crowding, gaps between teeth, and many bite related problems like an underbite, overbite etc.
How do Invisalign work?
They are rather aligners that help correct your teeth position. It resembles a tray and is custom-made for you with thermoplastic resins. They exert force on the teeth and help them move in the desired direction.
While you walk into our Smile One dental office and opt for Invisalign, we would take the impression of your teeth-line, x-rays, and photographs of your teeth. We device a treatment plan that takes into account your current teeth alignment and the desired teeth position you may want. We then send the treatment plan to the Invisalign technician. Invisalign is a trademarked product of a company called Align Technology. They manufacture every single Invisalign aligners with their trained and experienced technicians.
The Invisalign technicians use a 3-D model in concurrence with the images we send. They then feed them digitally and arrive at how the teeth would move to the desired position. The teeth movement would be gradual and would be in stages. This movement is fed as a video, passed on to us and we would share the same with you. You get to choose if the movement of the teeth is desirous. You can then give us the go-ahead to manufacture the set of aligners. Once we receive the go-ahead from you, we place the order with the Invisalign Technicians. They take few days to execute the order and send us the set of Invisalign aligners.
Depending on the complexity of the movement and the time-frame, the number of aligners given to you would vary. You will be required to wear each aligner in a sequence for two weeks each. The order of wearing would be marked and given to you along with clear instructions by the orthodontist at Smile One.
You need to ensure you wear Invisalign aligners for a minimum of 22 hours in a day. This means you need to wear even when you are asleep. You will get used to it though you might feel slightly uncomfortable in the initial days.
But while you are brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth, you can remove the aligner for the brief period. When you are drinking any dark colored beverage or when you are eating a food that can stain, you can remove them. This is the ease Invisalign offers and that is why more are people choosing them.
Dental Visits after Wearing Invisalign
You may have to visit us every 4-6 weeks after wearing an Invisalign. We may want to check if the alignment is going as per plan and also sometimes we may want to do Interproximal reductions or any attachment that needs to be in place. Our dentist at Smile One would let you know your next visit.
Who can get Invisalign?
Anyone from teenagers to adults can wear Invisalign. But if you are a patient with impacted teeth and poor bone levels in the jaw, Invisalign is not recommended. These conditions demand more control on tooth movement which is hard to achieve in Invisalign. They can opt for conventional braces. Our dentist at Smile One can examine your teeth and let you know if Invisalign is best for you.
Even patients wearing conventional braces can opt for Invisalign should they express their desire to change. Patients with missing teeth or extracted teeth can also opt for Invisalign. At Smiles One we would maintain the gap using a space maintainer and then integrate it with the Invisalign plan. After the desired result has been achieved using Invisalign, the patient can get a dental bridge or dental implant in this space.
Advantages of Invisalign
- The single biggest advantage of Invisalign is the transparent nature of the aligners. They are not visibly messy with the wires and brackets that are seen in the conventional braces.
- You can remove them whenever you are having food. You can also remove them when you are brushing or be flossing your teeth making it a very versatile option.
- Wearing Invisalign does not affect your speech, unlike the conventional braces that can interfere with your speech slightly due to the wires and metal train tracks they contain.