Invisalign, myths and truths about this orthodontic treatment

Written by: Dr. Fernando De La Iglesia
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The invisible braces Invisalign is an innovation in dentistry to dental and oral health correction without losing the aesthetic. This technique is based on orthodontic correction in the form of a transparent sheath, to fit it into the jaws, moves teeth to get the desired effect. A new form of brackets with which no one will know you're wearing, say the specialists in Dentistry and Stomatology.


Patient collaboration is essential with Invisalign

In this treatment, the teeth move thanks to Invisalign aligners plastic, as they exert pressure on the teeth to gradually move them to where the aligner takes. Each aligner, to be changed as time advances orthodontic displaces the teeth an average of 0.25 mm to the desired final position. Therefore, if the dentist intends to move a tooth 1 mm, the patient should use 4 aligners to go moving said tooth 0.25 mm each time.

For complex tooth movements, such as rotated teeth, Invisalign is equally effective, but need the full cooperation of the patient with the discipline of the aligners. This patient cooperation is essential because the treatment aligners are removable. So much of the success of Invisalign is dependent on the patient uses it correctly, carrying the stretcher as long as possible, always taking it to eat and brush your teeth.

If the patient wears the aligners the time, desrotan teeth with Invisalign properly, although it is faster and more effective in this particular case the use of brackets.


Invisalign: treatments

Ideally you will get the most success with Invisalign are crowding Rotated, delayed or advanced teeth to the arc of ideal teeth. And the Invisalign invisible braces is very effective to solve problems of crowding and move the teeth forward or backward.

Invisalign braces are also able to intrude or extrude teeth in the gum optimized mild form with attachments, a treatment that visually represents a noticeable improvement Smile. If you are looking intrude or extrude teeth more than 1.5 mm ideally be combined with other Invisalign auxiliary elements such as microscrews, buttons or brackets in localized teeth or the use of elastic.

If you decide on an invisible orthodontics, you can try cases with increased overbite using attachments in molars and premolars to correct extruding and intruding the incisors.


Modify the jaw with Invisalign

When a monomaxilar surgery, ie, the operation of only bone, maxilla or mandible, and teeth are not very crowded required, they can be treated with Invisalign. Instead, the Invisalign treatment is not recommended when surgery on both jaws is necessary because normally after surgery, if the occlusion or bite is not perfect, you will need to perform various dental movements during the coming months to get a good occlusion.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Fernando De La Iglesia

Dr. Church is a doctor specializing in orthodontics and dedicated exclusively to it. A master's degree in Orthodontics and is also a professor at the International University of Catalonia. He won first prize for the best cases treated with lingual orthodontics as an active member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (SLO) in July 2012. It doctorate in dentistry in 2005 by the International University of Catalonia rated "excellent cum laude" . He is an expert in lingual orthodontic studies in Japan with one of the leading specialists in lingual orthodontics.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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