Invisalign And Orthodontics
What are the advantages of going with Invisalign® over veneers or traditional braces?
Invisalign® aligning trays, traditional braces and veneers are three unique ways that you can get the right alignment of your teeth. Invisalign® is different due to the fact that the aligning trays are completely removable. It means that there is more discipline and a deeper commitment that is required from the patient.
The Invisalign® system is preferred over veneers because they work to naturally straighten the teeth. Veneers are permanently adhered, thin covers that the dentist applies to the teeth. The teeth need to be etched prior to the procedure and an alternate covering will have to be constructed. Not only are they somewhat expensive, veneers can also break, sometimes lasting less than 20 years.
What Is Involved With Invisalign® Treatment?
The dentist will work to devise an initial plant for treatment prior to making the aligning trays. 3D imaging is done to get a picture of the entire jaw, which allows for the dentist to be able to move certain teeth on the screen. While viewing the jaw from different angles, the dentist has the ability to see what the face may be able to look like in the coming years and changes. This advanced technology can show exactly how the Invisalign® trays will work to change the aesthetics of the face.
After the planning process is done, there will be a unique set of alignment trays made. With each case, the number of trays will vary, with the average being between 20 and 29.
What To Consider
Alignment trays with Invisalign® may take a few weeks to get used to. Trays have to be worn constantly, with the exception of eating and drinking. Removing the trays when eating and drinking keeps the food from getting trapped in between the teeth and the tray, which could cause tooth decay.
New trays will usually be necessary every couple of weeks. It is no doubt the the Invisalign® process and trays have really revolutionized the orthodontics field.
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