As the name suggests Invisalign aligners are a set of clear computer generated trays that are fashioned of a virtually invisible plastic. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces and consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you replace every two weeks with the next set of new aligners. In fact, you’ll be amazed to discover how your peers won’t even notice you’re going through any treatment.
Every aligner is especially crafted for your teeth. You will notice the difference with the replacement of every aligner, your teeth will move imperceptibly, every week until they’ve been aligned according to the desired position as calculated by your orthodontist. Invisalign aligners move teeth through suitable application of measured force on your teeth. It not only controls force but also the timing of force application.
Invisalign braces have transformed the world of orthodontic treatments as they enable you to get a confident smile with little intrusion in your everyday life. Usually, adults tend to neglect straightening their teeth as they become conscious of wearing metal braces. Moreover undergoing the treatment also calls for a change in lifestyle. Invisalign treatment is just the solution for this problem as it not only straightens your teeth, it allows you to continue your daily chores without interruption since the aligners are detachable.
On an average Invisalign needs to be worn 22-24 hours per day for about 6 to 18 months depending on the patient’s needs while conventional braces need to be worn 24/7 for a minimum period of two years. Invisalign treatment is also comparatively hassle-free as it is removable. Therefore, there are no issues while eating food or of food getting caught in your braces.
Invisalign further prevents any discomfort that may be causes through wires as in traditional braces and discoloration or chipping of the enamel. They are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in mouth.
The appliances used in Invisalign treatments are quite different than conventional metal braces. But beyond that, the procedure is quite similar. Plastic tooth aligners accomplish their goals using the same rudimentary orthodontic methods that Brampton dentists usually use.
The expanse of tooth regression that each aligner produces is fairly trivial. Usually, each one’s premeditated to move its selected group of teeth only about .25 millimeters. That’s on the order of about one one-hundredth of an inch. That may seem miniscule but after a whole series of aligners has been worn (10, 20, perhaps even 30 or more), the total amount of tooth movement that can be accomplished is quite substantial. Enough so to transform your crooked old smile into a new flawless one.
When left untreated crooked teeth may cause periodontal diseases and premature wear of enamel. Periodontal diseases may further trigger the risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. Straighter teeth can help you elude these negative repercussions on your fitness.