Invisalign are clear orthodontic alternatives to braces made of transparent plastic and used to shape teeth to the desired final dental arrangement. They are quite popular among the youth and adults who are image-conscious due to their transparent nature and partly as a result of social media influencers who have played a role in their marketing online. Nevertheless, there have been complains about such influencers promoting this product without disclosing if they received any payments or incentives which is unlawful and could attract penalties from relevant authorities. All in all, professional in-the-chair Invisalign orthodontists are confident that this discreet dental treatment option is faster and as well comfortable to individuals who choose to use them.
The Invisalign treatment process.
Generally, you will have to schedule an appointment with the orthodontist to find out if this treatment will work for you. After the consultation is done and it is determined that it will be beneficial for your condition, the orthodontist will take a 3-D digital scan of your dental formulae from which a customized treatment plan will be drawn. The plan will consist of a series of movements throughout the treatment, which means you will have to change the aligners from time to time while they gradually shift your teeth to their final desired position.
Timeline of treatment.
Invisalign treatment for an average adult may take about a year to complete however professional in-the-chair Invisalign orthodontists disclosed that this may vary depending on the severity of the various cases. Some of the reasons which directly affect the time your treatment will take include the distance which your teeth will have to move, the complexity of the case and compliance of the patient. The patient is required to have these clear aligners for up to 22 hours daily and the treatment time may go up if you do not have them as long as it required per day.
Benefits of Invisalign dental treatment.
One of the benefits includes getting to see what you are working towards. The 3-D profile of your dental formulae will allow you to see the final results after the necessary movements have been done with these orthodontic devices before you even begin the treatment plan.
Invisalign does not rub against or irritate your mouth as metal braces do. This will help avert the possible scratched cheeks or bleeding in the mouth which sometimes happens as a result of metal braces.
They are comfortable, discreet and can fix a range of dental issues which include overbites, gapped teeth, overcrowding, etc. leading to good oral health of the patient. Additionally, unlike metal braces where food particles can get stuck while eating, Invisalign aligners can be taken off during meals and when the patient wants to clean them before putting them back on again.
Post Invisalign treatment.
Once you are done with the various sets of Invisalign aligners and the ultimate goal has been reached the doctor will recommend retainers that you can use. Retainers are necessary for maintaining the teeth in their new desired position considering if left unattended they can naturally go back to their original pre-treatment places.