Invisalign has the added benefit of being completely removable. This is a double edged sword however, meaning the patient has a lot more responsibility for their treatment than if they were wearing a fixed brace. The drawback to this method is that, if the aligner is not worn enough, treatment times and the cost involved could be drawn out.
Invisalign can fix a range of orthodontic issues including gaps, crowding or crooked teeth. Unfortunately, this method can’t be used on the more severe orthodontic problems. For these you will need a brace which puts more pressure on your teeth.
Invisalign is great for patients who are allergic to the metal used in traditional braces. Because these braces are completely removable, you are able to eat or drink whatever you like during treatment. You can also brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. As there is no metal wires or brackets involved, you will find it to be exceptionally comfortable compared to conventional braces. This has the added benefit of reducing the number of visits required for monitoring and adjustments.
Firstly, a rough impression is taken then a second impression is taken with a fine material. This gives a very accurate final impression. A ‘study model’ is made from the impression. A number of other models are made which represent the teeth moving into position. From these a set of positioners are produced each one designed to move the teeth by a tiny amount. The aligners are used in sequence and the teeth are gently moved into position.
A removable orthodontic appliance. Invisalign is a new system for straightening of teeth without using conventional braces. The treatment consists out of a series of clear plastic aligners which are utilized to create teeth movement to gradually align your teeth for the perfect look.
The moving of teeth with removable aligners is not new, However, the revolution is in the Invislign computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. The clear retainers are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.
There are certain situations for which it would not be recommended. However, we would be glad to discuss this option with you. It is recommended for adults and often can be used on teenagers. Our practice is fully Invisalign certified.