Clear aligners have created a buzz in the field of orthodontics owing to their aesthetic benefits in addition to form, function, and durability. These help correct alignment problems thus improving your oral health and aesthetics.
South Bay Invisalign® offered by expert orthodontists provides teeth straightening to rectify crooked and malaligned teeth.
An introduction to Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are transparent, customized removable oral appliances that aim to correct several teeth alignment problems. These issues can negatively impact your masticatory functions, and lead to several other problems like gum disease, and poor aesthetics.
These are made of clear or transparent plastic in the form of customized trays that need to be worn for a specific period of time (preferably 20 to 22 hours) each day.
Invisalign aligners find their applications to treat the following:
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Gaps in between teeth (diastema)
- Misaligned jaw
Potential benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers the following benefits:
- Non-invasive, there is minimal trauma to the surrounding structures
- Minimal interference in your daily life
- Less visible than metal brackets, this aesthetically appealing
- Backed by decades of scientific research
- Removable when required
- Convenience in brushing and flossing your teeth
- Minimal irritation to the surrounding structures like gums and cheeks
- You do not need to have any diet restrictions since they can be removed while eating
- Works well for people of all age groups
- Provides quick teeth realignment
Effectiveness of Invisalign
Your treatment begins with an oral examination to evaluate your alignment issues and the health of your gums. Necessary imaging tests like dental X-rays are taken to evaluate your underlying bone health.
Your dentist will record your oral impressions and digitize them. These impressions provide a computerized image of the teeth and a 3D model. Using this model your dentist will plan the teeth alignment correction through a customized treatment plan.
The length of your treatment and the time the trays need to be worn depends on your individual malalignment issues. During the aligner placement, your dentist will give you all the instructions and precautions to be followed for successful treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is no longer embarrassing due to metallic braces that take away your spark. Invisalign aligners are revolutionary, state-of-the-art inventions in orthodontics that aim to realign your teeth through clear customized trays. These offer several aesthetic and functional benefits, in addition to being removable trays that do not impose dietary restrictions.
However, visit your dentist regularly to assess the results of your clear aligners and to ensure your dental health is in excellent condition.