Usually, when you think of "dental appliances", you only think of those for children. This is not always the case, even adults can or must use the appliances. How is this done in these cases? Adult treatments are more complex, as the mouth is already fully formed and developed or because there may be missing teeth or reconstructed teeth. Since adults are also much more concerned about the aesthetic aspect, invisible orthodontics, Invisalign, is used in these cases. All you have to do is come to us Florida Smiles Dental and decide if it is the right dental device for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a particular orthodontic technique which consists in aligning the teeth in an almost invisible way. This is possible thanks to the creation of an almost completely invisible aligner that is applied to the dental arches.
Invisalign uses a 3D digital imaging technology with which it can show the complete treatment plan from start to finish. You can observe in advance how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment, observing their movements over time in advance. After observing the final position of your teeth, various aligners will be made that will help you bring the teeth into the desired position.
The different aligners are replaced every two weeks, more and more similar to the final position of your teeth, so as to move them gradually and without trauma. Obviously, the treatments vary according to the specific needs and requirements of the patient.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
In a very simple way. The different aligners are designed and made to measure for each patient. First, the dental impression is taken and photographs of the teeth are taken to make the various aligners. Subsequently, every 7 or 14 days, the aligner will be changed to a subsequent one until the teeth are brought into position.
The Invisalign treatment controls the extent of the movement of the teeth due to each aligner and also the timing. In each of the phases (weekly or biweekly), only a few teeth are moved, following the plan defined for the Invisalign treatment. In this way there will be a system of optimal forces, moving the teeth in the best order.
The aligners must be worn constantly, day and night. You can only take them off to eat and to brush your teeth.
The advantages of Invisalign
Although quite expensive, Invisalign treatment has several advantages, especially for adult orthodontics. First, these are invisible aligners that are unlikely to be noticed. This completely eliminates the aesthetic problem. Since the Invisalign aligners are removable, you can bite and drink without any problem or nuisance and, for the same movement, you can take care of your oral hygiene perfectly. Lastly, being able to visualize the result is a great advantage to meticulously organizing the treatment.
If you want an appointment for an Invisalign treatment, or to know better what it is and its costs, you can reach us at Florida Smiles Dental or call us at 754-354-0363 and take an appointment.