Invisalign is one of the latest developments in orthodontics. Almost every orthodontist in America has now the facility of providing invisalign races. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces
- The most obvious advantage of the treatment is cosmetic: the aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces.
- The aligners are marketed as being more comfortable than braces.
- Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces.
- Aligners avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed appliances, for example the effects on the gums and supporting tissues. The aligners give less force per week and less pain than do fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Fixed appliances are adjusted approximately every six weeks and apply greater forces.
- Aligners should be removed to eat, drink, to clean the teeth, or to have them checked by the clinician. (It is acceptable to wear aligners while drinking water.)
- Computerized treatment planning is compulsory as part of the Invisalign protocol. As with other forms of orthodontic treatments that incorporate a computerized plan, this allows the prospective patient to review the projected smile design, learn how long the treatment is likely to take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision about whether or not to use Invisalign.
- Invisalign treatments have been claimed to be quicker than traditional orthodontics.
- The product also has potential disadvantages: the very fact that the aligners are removable means they are not continually correcting the teeth.
- Unlike traditional fixed braces, they are largely dependent on a patient's habits and their consistency in wearing the aligners.
- The success of the Invisalign aligners is based on a patient's commitment to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day, only removing them when they are eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth.
- The system is also somewhat expensive, as conceded by the Align company, and can be more expensive than traditional wire and bracket systems.
- The aligners must be removed for eating. They and the teeth should be cleaned before re-inserting afterwards. This can be troublesome for people who are constantly snacking and may mean the patient has to clean their teeth up to six times daily.
- By their very nature, Invisalign aligner trays are not as proficient as fixed braces at moving teeth in the vertical dimension. severe skeletal problems are also difficult to treat.
- Unlike traditional braces, if a patient grinds or clenches his or her teeth during the day or while sleeping, the aligners can become damaged
- The aligners are constructed of implantable grade polyurethane, there may be cases of allergic and toxic sensitivity reactions to Invisalign
TREATMENT OF INVISALIGN
Diagnosis and treatment plan. Then, impressions and pictures teeth will be taken for digitization purposes.
The impressions of teeth will be digitized in order to work with a computerized 3-D image of teeth. Then, planning of tooth movements throughout the entire treatment timelineis done. Patient will be able to see a virtual representation of teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process
Customized aligners are created with advanced technology to wear at each stage of treatment. While the number of aligners varies for each individual situation, a full set of treatment typically includes 20-30 aligners per arch.
patient should wear aligners at all times, with the exception of eating and drinking, in order to complete treatment in the timeline determined doctor. During the entire treatment process, patient will be able to watch his teeth gradually moving into place. Aligners are changed after every two weeks.