Invisalign: the Right Treatment Option for Your Smile
Posted Dec 28 2010 6:37am
Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment option for transforming your smile, without conspicuous metal wires and brackets. These braces do not cause any irritation and can be comfortably worn. The best part is that since Invisalign comprises clear plastic trays that gradually reposition the teeth, it is virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo the treatment without anyone noticing.
Invisalign to Get Rid of Dental Irregularities
Invisalign braces are very popular among adults and teenagers, largely due to its invisible nature. It can rectify dental abnormalities such as openbites, crossbites, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, buckteeth, widely spaced teeth and overcrowded teeth. Dental anomalies are problematic because apart from making one unattractive, these can also bring about health issues such as gum diseases, digestion and chewing disorders, tooth loss, abnormal wear of tooth surface and speech impairments.
Convenient and Safe Way of Improving Your Smile
Consult an experienced orthodontist to find out whether you are a candidate for Invisalign. This is usually decided after the doctor studies the structure of your teeth, jaws and face with the help of X-rays, photographs and bite impressions. If he finds that Invisalign is the right treatment option for your smile, it would be prescribed.
Invisalign braces are custom-designed using advanced computer imaging technology according to your teeth structure. The orthodontist can even show you on the computer how your teeth will look like after the treatment. Invisalign aligners work by applying a mild pressure to move your teeth to straighter positions. One set of aligners has to be worn for two weeks and then replaced with a fresh set so as to speed up the straightening process. This is to be repeated until your teeth are perfectly aligned. The treatment can be completed within 9-15 months and the patient has to wear about 18-30 sets of aligners.
Invisalign braces are easily detachable and therefore patients can maintain good oral hygiene. They can consume food and drink comfortably, as well as brush and floss normally.