Having crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth can be detrimental not only to your appearance, but also dental health. When you have dispositioned teeth, brushing and cleaning the food particles is challenging, which gives room for bacteria to grow. Correcting these orthodontic problems is, therefore, crucial to maintaining proper oral health.
For a long time, metal braces were commonly used in orthodontic treatment. However, with modern technology, treatments like Invisalign are available. These invisible braces work similarly to the traditional ones. But are convenient and deliver the same results for a relatively short time.
There are several perks of having Invisalign, and in this post, we list three of them.
Invisalign braces are personalized to fit your dental structure. Our orthodontist will map out your smile when you visit our dental clinic using a digital 3D imaging scanning machine and mapping software. The software calculates the treatment time you need and the pressure to be used to move the teeth into position. No two people are similar, and this software helps to customize the treatment specific to your dental needs.
If you have severe teeth misalignment, the dentist may also include the SmartForce ® attachment system with the braces. These tooth-shaped fixtures add extra pressure on the Invisalign to hasten the treatment process.
Invisalign is recommended for the moderate dental problem. For severe teeth misalignment, you may need to use other orthodontic treatments.
Getting Invisalign is easy and is done in three easy steps, which include:
Our dentist in Pompano Beach will first examine your dental condition and the severity of the malocclusion. Using the 3D digital scanner and software, we will take an impression of the dental structure. Plus, the treatment process is mapped out, and the impression sent to the lab to make the Invisalign braces. The dentist will examine the teeth and extent of the malocclusion using special software.
After a few days, a fit test is scheduled to check the fit and adjustments made if needed.
The Invisalign treatment is done at home, but with regular visits to the dental office. You will get a set of aligners that are worn for 22 hours every day, 14 days each set before changing. It is important to wear the aligners in the recommended time to allow for effective treatment.
Why 14 days? Well, studies suggest that it takes two weeks for the teeth to move to the new position.
The dentist may schedule the follow-up visit after six weeks to check the treatment progress.
It takes a few months, on average, 18 months for the treatment to be complete. However, some people report positive results within six months of starting the orthodontic treatment. After the treatment, you will need a retainer to maintain the new teeth position. Without a retainer, the teeth may revert to the old position.
Most braces, including the metal ones, are restrictive when it comes to the food. This is because the food tends to stick to the wires and affect the teeth’ health. With Invisalign, you will have the freedom to eat what you want. You only have to remove them when eating and drinking to avoid staining or damaging them.
It is vital to keep your Invisible braces clean and here are a few tips:
Invisalign braces are effective and an ideal option if you are looking for a less conspicuous orthodontic device. Visit Dr. Fabrizio Amador at Amador Dentistry for an assessment to evaluate if Invisalign is a suitable treatment for you.