Do your teeth stick out or are overcrowded? You must know that the strength of your teeth hugely depends on their alignment. There are many factors that affect the shape and alignment of one’s teeth. The main amongst them being genetics, bad dental habits in childhood, and accidents. While dental misalignments like overbite, underbite, and over-crowded teeth mostly occur due to heredity. Chewing thumb as a child or pen or even pacifiers in childhood risk the proper alignment of teeth. Damages to jaws due to accidents also hamper the shape of your teeth altogether. Here via this blog, we are going to discuss the Invisalign treatment procedure.
Treating misaligned teeth is important. Because they not only change our appearance but are also responsible for difficulties in speech. Speech impediments like lisp are often the direct result of misaligned teeth. People with overbite or underbite may not be able to chew their food properly. Bad structured teeth are also hard to clean, and food particles may get stuck between them making it even messier.
What is Invisalign?
For such misalignment problems, there is a solution that will change the alignment of your teeth without being conscious about your appearance. Invisalign is a specially crafted series of virtually invisible orthodontic aligners, made of safe thermoplastic of medical-grade, that help restructure your teeth without the hassle of metal braces.
Invisalign clear braces are made up of thermoplastics. They can be easily placed, removed and cleaned like normal braces. Plus, their transparency hardly makes them noticeable on your teeth. They are mostly stronger than old-school metal braces. There are much fewer chances of irritation to gums as these aligners do not have any metal parts.
What is the procedure of Invisalign?
You may want to get in touch with an orthodontist or our general dentist at Healthy Smiles, as both offer dental alignment treatment. Once you make an appointment, the normal flow of procedure is as follows:
1. Treatment plan selection:
Based on your teeth type and density of misalignment, a customized treatment plan will be selected for you by our dentist. The whole course of treatment will go according to this plan. The duration of time for which one needs to put on these clear braces varies from person to person. In some cases, it may take a few weeks to correct the teeth, while Invisalign can be put on for 12 months in some other cases.
2. Scanning the teeth:
A dentist will scan the exact state of your teeth with a 3D image scanner. This helps to make the decision and move forward with the treatment easily. In some cases, if its severely sticking out teeth, then it may be required to be removed.
3. Customizing the aligners for your teeth:
The 3D imaging helps in designing of clear aligners for a person. Once the teeth are scanned and analysed, their measurements are finalised. And the invisible braces are customised for a person based on the data collected.
4. Gearing up with the Invisalign:
After they have been designed and made for a person, the braces are placed on the normal teeth. The clear braces can sometimes come with ridges or attachments. Ridges are the ceramic supports that are placed on the teeth and the clear braces are then placed on top of it.
5. Changing Invisalign and follow up:
After wearing them, the Invisalign braces need to be replaced from time to time. They can be replaced every week or fortnightly. The replacement and follow up are also different for each individual’s pace of allignment and are also decided at the time of selecting a treatment plan.
Costs of Invisalign braces may vary as per individual needs. The virtual invisibility and effectiveness of Invisalign are drawing in even the most reluctant of people out there. Invisalign is becoming popular with each passing day due to its effectiveness. What are you waiting for? Discover the right options for you and your loved ones at Healthy Smiles. For further information reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you smile better.