Three out of four adults need to have their teeth straightened. However, many adults don’t want to wear braces because they’re embarrassed to be seen in public with metal on their teeth. Getting Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. The Invisalign System is a comfortable and virtually invisible treatment to effectively straighten your teeth.
The aligners are invisible, which means that you can get the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted without anyone knowing that you’re wearing an orthodontic device. Invisalign aligners look like clear retainers, teeth-whitening trays, or gum shields. Invisalign is used for a wide range of orthodontic problems including overbites, underbites, crowding, spacing, and a more open or deeper bite than average. Invisalign aligners are designed according to customer’s set of teeth which will straighten over time.
Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces
Braces can be a hassle because they are fixed and cannot be removed. This makes it difficult to eat certain types of food as it’s impossible to avoid getting food trapped in them, making you feel as though you can never get your teeth clean. With Invisalign, you can remove them before eating/drinking and easily brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene. Braces require brackets and wires which can poke and irritate your mouth causing ulcers. Invisalign aligners are made up of plastic material which is nearly invisible. Many people can feel pain each time while adjusting braces. With Invisalign aligners people may feel pressure on the teeth in the early stages.
Advantages of Invisalign Treatment
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible.
- Aligners are removable for easy cleaning.
- No food restrictions.
- Aligners are smooth and comfortable.
- Potentially fewer doctor visits.
- Maintain good oral health.
Invisalign treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process, from the beginning to the end, giving you a clear picture of the treatment duration.
Step1: Treatment plan would be created by your Invisalign trained doctor after taking your dental X-rays, digital scans and dental impression.
Step 2: The makers of Invisalign aligners will then use these scans along with the treatment prescribed by a doctor to create a customized 3D plan to see the final position of your teeth predicted to reach after treatment.
Step 3: After gathering all the specifications, a customized aligners will be manufactured.
Step 4: A series of customized aligners will be given to you (3-4 sets) to wear everyday for approx. 20-22 hours and change them in every 2 weeks.
Step 5: You need to visit your doctor approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and to take a new set of aligners.
Step 6: After you have finished your Invisalign treatment you need to use retainer to make sure the position of the teeth is maintained.
Dr. Steffany Mohan is the Owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant, family and cosmetic dentistry, is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community. Plaza Dental Group has built a reputation for excellence and its close doctor-patient relationships, which has made them one of the premier offices of Iowa dentists