Invisalign: A reliable alternative to aesthetic brackets

Written by: Dra. Cristina Viyuela Azcona
Published: | Updated: 15/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Invisalign is a state- of-the-art orthodontic treatment consisting of a set of transparent, removable aligners, designed from a thorough examination and 3D virtual treatment plan to gradually move the teeth to the desired position.

These aligners should always be taken off and only removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Patients wear the aligners at intervals of 2 weeks.

And, well indicated, it is a treatment option, just like the classic brackets , for adults and adolescents.

Invisalign treats multiple orthodontic problems. It can be used to treat most malocclusions in adult and adolescent patients. In cases of crowding, open bites, deep bites, crossbites, separated teeth, etc., all of this following an examination performed by the orthodontic specialist who must decide the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

Comparison with brackets and clinical benefits

Since everything has its indications, there are dental movements that make the brackets better, such as root movements in mass, for example in cases of dental extractions. And there are dental movements that are best done with Invisalign , such as closing open bites, closing small spaces between teeth, is very useful in cases previous to rehabilitations with implants, veneers, esthetic restorations, patients with periodontal problems that need a lot hygiene and not so aggressive movements. With Invisalign I can distort molars, move molars backwards, in a predictable way that allows me to solve most of the malocclusions without removing teeth.

Invisalign offers important clinical benefits , such as greater accuracy in predicting the course of treatment, better hygiene and periodontal health and as a consequence, lower risk of tooth decay and enamel staining. As it is not metallic it avoids the possible allergic reactions of the brackets. Tailor-made aligners reduce discomfort and irritation in the mouth. There are no emergencies. The forces applied on the teeth are lighter and more constant, which increases the comfort level of the patients.

Patients can enjoy the same activities and usual lifestyle without the social stigma of braces .

Regarding the duration of treatment, the times are approximate depending on the complexity of the case and patient collaboration. We could talk about 7 months for milder cases and 24-30 months for complex cases.

Why choose Invisalign?

It is a product that leads behind a great investment in research and development and allows me to offer my patients a reliable alternative, with predictable clinical results and having very satisfied patients .


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Dra. Cristina Viyuela Azcona

By Dra. Cristina Viyuela Azcona

With over 15 years experience as a dentist in Dental Aesthetics and Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Cristina Viyuela is a pioneer in the use of Invisalign in Madrid (Invisalign Platinum, Teen Provider and International Clinical Speaker) and Dental Lumineers porcelain veneers.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection