clear aligners or Invisalign
What is Invisalign?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making it a popular choice for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without the metal wires and brackets associated with braces. The aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners made of medical-grade plastic to gently shift teeth into their correct position
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series. Over time, your teeth will move into the correct position, resulting in a straighter smile.
Type of Invisalign
An excessive overbite is when your upper front teeth cover too much of your lower front teeth. The lower front teeth may cause trauma to your upper gums.
Spacing is when you have excessive gapping between two or more teeth. This does not look nice and can cause food to be trapped easily during eating, which may result in tooth decay and gum problems.
Crowded teeth occurs when there is not don’t have enough space in the jaw for teeth to fit normally. Your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist, sometimes getting pushed to the front or the back.
An open bite occurs when upper and lower teeth don’t touch/fully close when your
mouth is fully closed. Open bites typically affect appearance and may even cause patients to suffer from speech problems.
Crossbite is the orthodontic condition where patients have some of their upper teeth sit behind their lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
An underbite is a condition when your lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. Severe cases may cause difficulty biting or chewing food or challenges when speaking.
What are the Advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign has many benefits over traditional metal braces, including:
1. Discreet treatment
Invisalign aligners are invisible, making them a great option for those who don’t want to draw attention to their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic, so they won’t irritate your mouth like traditional braces can.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss, making them a convenient option.
4 . Effective
Invisalign is an effective treatment option for many orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite problems.
Invisalign treatment is customized to your specific needs, ensuring that you get the best possible results.
6. No dietary restrictions
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not have any food restrictions, allowing patients to eat whatever they want.
The Invisalign Process
The first step in the Invisalign process is a consultation with an experienced Invisalign provider. During this consultation, your dentist will evaluate your teeth and discuss your treatment goals with you.
2. Treatment plan
If Invisalign is a good option for you, your dentist will create a customized treatment plan that includes a series of clear aligners.
Once your treatment plan is complete, you will receive your first set of Invisalign aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.
4. Progress checks
Throughout your treatment, you will have regular progress checks with your dentist to ensure that your teeth are moving as planned.
Once your treatment is complete, you will receive a retainer to help maintain your straighter smile.
Did You Know ??
- Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to brush and floss teeth.
- Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 to 18 months, depending on the severity of the case.
- Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to ensure effective treatment.
- Invisalign treatment is often more expensive than traditional braces, but many patients find the convenience and comfort worth the investment.
Cost of Invisalign
FIGS Dental takes pride in offering high-quality dental care to patients at affordable rates. Invisalign treatment at FIGS Dental is priced between $4,500 and $7,500+, depending on the complexity of the case.
Cost of Invisalign
Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to ensure effective treatment.
Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 to 18 months, depending on the severity of the case.
It is not recommended to eat with your Invisalign aligners in, as it can damage the aligners and affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
Some patients may experience discomfort or mild pain during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners, but this is temporary and should subside as the teeth adjust to the new aligners.
Invisalign can correct many orthodontic issues, including mild to moderate cases of crooked or misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. However, severe cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign aligners should be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the aligners