Invisalign is a new type of invisible orthodontics that allows aligning the teeth. It is a highly efficient system and invisible that can be used in most cases where years ago traditional metal braces were used. This orthodontics is based on transparent, removable, ranging correcting and straightening tooth position without causing any pain dental aligners as they carry no wire or metal.
Invisalign, what is the treatment?
The first step to see if you can use Invisalign be done by the expert in dentistry and stomatology , radiographically, pictures and models of the mouth. In 95% of cases the result will be favorable and patients can use Invisalign to correct tooth position. However, in the remaining 5%, which are very complex cases, the orthodontist will study the possibility of combining brackets for a few months to continue later with Invisalign.
During treatment, invisible aligners will be placed throughout the mouth, top and bottom, to ensure that the teeth fit, once the treatment is completed. Depending on the complexity of treatment the frequency of the reviews will be studied, but these are usually usually every 4-6 weeks.
Who can use Invisalign or invisible braces and how long the process
There are cases of patients from 12 to 68 years old, so there is no limit, provided that the patient has a favorable oral health.Moreover, the average treatment time ranges from 8 to 19 months, depending on the difficulty.
Advantages of invisible orthodontics or Invisalign
The use of traditional orthodontic brackets involves introducing into the patient's mouth a new element, metallic, requiring an adjustment phase. Instead, the Invisalign technique reduces this effect because the material is more comfortable (hard silicone), without causing pain without irritating wires and gums or mouth sores.
In addition, clear aligners allow to speak normally, with the added benefit not seen. To this it should be added that the fact of not carrying bands, brackets or wires prevents food scraps and, that the aligners are removed easily accumulate, can fully enjoy meals.
Also, when you remove the aligners, the patient can brush your teeth perfectly and use floss or dental floss smoothly, which facilitates better oral hygiene, and remove tartar and plaque. The same goes for the aligners, which can be washed with water to remove them.
Virtually all patients who were had applied orthodontic brackets are susceptible to treatment with Invisalign. Then a case before and then observed:
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante