Malocclusion of teeth is often hereditary but can occur due to childhood habits, trauma or injury. Several advancements have been made for the alignment of teeth and today customers have several options to choose from. Among some of the options available include metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and lingual braces.
Braces align teeth through the application of force using elastic materials attached to brackets on teeth. Invisalign are clear aligners that can be used to straighten teeth and were developed by a company called Align Technology, established for over 25 years. Invisalign aligners were developed in order to overcome the issues with fixed braces in terms of aesthetics and convenience. With Invisalign, it is possible to remove the invisible braces/ Aligners while eating. These are also only partially visible and offer considerable enhancements in terms of aesthetics, making it a much more appealing option compared to braces. Improvements in oral hygiene have also been observed with Invisalign since it does not result in staining that usually occurs with fixed braces, due to the fact that Invisalign clear aligners can be removed during brushing and flossing. Invisalign can be used to correct a wide variety of dental issues including crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowded teeth to name a few.
With respect to treatment times, Invisalign can take as little as 6 months and you can begin to see results in a matter of weeks. They are typically made of a patented plastic material. A 3D Scan is recorded. The advanced software can help plan and design treatment, making the treatment much more predictable. These should still be worn for around 22 hours and patient compliance is crucial in order to achieve desired results. The plastic aligners have to be replaced every 2 weeks. Invisalign is fast becoming a popular alternative compared to conventional braces due to their aesthetic appeal, fewer doctor visits, comfort and convenience. Invisalign aligners fit more snugly on your teeth and enable more complex movements to align your teeth.
Post-treatment with Invisalign, one will have to wear retainers, just like with conventional braces, in order to prevent the teeth from regressing back. Invisalign treatment starts at around 75000Rs and depends on the case of the specific patient and complexity of the case. There are some cases where Invisalign may not be applicable due to limitations, in which case one would have to use conventional braces.
At Elegant Smile, we offer Invisalign braces for teeth straightening among other clear aligners. Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or 981 970 9009 to schedule your appointment with our experts today.