Invisalign is a dental treatment procedure in which a safe and effective alternative is provided to straighten your teeth without anyone even knowing with invisible alignment, as the name implies. One gets the same benefits of the original braces without the discomfort, embarrassment and almost ugly appearance.
Invisalign first uses a 3-D imaging system to map out an effective treatment plan customized for the patient, starting with the original positioning of the teeth, followed by the desired outcome. The process of moving the teeth is done in stages. Custom-made, clear aligner is put in your mouth that will gradually move your teeth into place for a couple of weeks. When that is done, you will have to visit your dentist again and a newer aligner is put in, repeating the process until the desired position of your teeth is achieved. The course of treatment can be expected to last in the vicinity of 12 months, depending on the extent of correction needed. The best thing about these aligners is that they are literally invisible and are made of very sturdy medical plastic.
More and more people are now opting for Invisalign in place of traditional braces. Along with all the many benefits, what truly sets them apart from the permanently fixed braces is that they are removable by the patients. This means that you don’t have to worry about what you eat or drink because you can brush and floss your teeth as you would normally.
Invisalign Teen has been developed specially for teens and which will meet the specific need of avoiding embarrassment among peers, and is safe even if all the permanent teeth have yet to come through. Also being removable, it allows the teens to enjoy sports that may have been advised as inappropriate or at the very least dangerous for traditional braces; they can attend social functions with confidence and even play wind instruments.