Invisalign: invisible orthodontics of present and future

Written by: Dra. Beatriz Galindo Martens
Published: | Updated: 16/05/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Invisalign is an American system of invisible orthodontics that consists of a treatment of sequential splints with movement. The design is based on a virtual simulation of smile and occlusion in three dimensions with a planning and evaluation of the severity of the movement prior to the start of treatment. In this way, the patient can know the final results before starting it.

The sequenced splints will be changed every seven, ten or fifteen days, depending on the difficulty of the movement to be achieved in said step. Each aligner or splint will be a new movement. Through the use of attachments (aesthetic support points on the dental surface), control and three-dimensional movement of the teeth are allowed.

The Invisalign system allows, according to the modality of treatment, the refinements, which consist in a new planning the use of additional splints or aligners to continue with the planned dental movements.


What makes Invisalign different from other orthodontic techniques?

The Invisalign differs from the rest of conventional orthodontics in the following aspects: 

  • Patient Removable Technique 
  • Digital motion design 
  • Greater comfort 
  • Semi-invisible technique 
  • Less urgency during treatment 
  • Does not hinder daily oral hygiene


How long does Invisalign treatment last?

At first, Invisalign consisted of a system designed to perform small dental movements, ideal for cases of relapses. With the latest technological advances, this technique is presented as a system capable of treating any type of malocclusion, regardless of severity, provided there is collaboration with the patient.

In this way, the duration of the treatment is determined by the difficulty of the case, regardless of the technique used. Thus, it can be affirmed that the duration of the treatment would be the same as with any conventional technique.

What results do you get with Invisalign?

The biggest drawback of Invisalign is that it is a technique that requires maximum collaboration on the part of the patient to achieve optimal results. If the patient offers the aforementioned collaboration, the results obtained are exceptional. As with any other orthodontic technique, the results are based on the stability of the occlusion and on a post-treatment retention.

The teeth always have a tendency to rotations and crowding, so to maintain the results obtained, it will be necessary to place an orthodontic retention to ensure these results. For more information on the Invisalign system, consult a specialist in Dentistry .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Beatriz Galindo Martens

The dentist Beatriz Galindo Martens is Director of Oral Health area and a specialist in Cosmetic Surgery and Implants in IMTRA INCOMA Medical Center; also is a professor of Master of Surgery and Implants at the University Alfonso X El Sabio since 2007. It has the Zimmer certification for use trabecular metal implants, and is a full member of the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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