Benefits of Invisalign
Teeth misalignment comes in different forms, and they never have a good appearance. The worst misaligned teeth can do to your oral health is to promote dental diseases such as periodontal disease. When teeth overlap each other or grow in a crooked way, it prevents a toothbrush from cleaning. Food residues collect in between the crooked teeth and attract bacteria which cause decay and other gum diseases. The diseases caused by poor oral hygiene always result in tooth loss, loss of jawbone and severe gum disease.
Placing metal braces on the misaligned teeth aids in correcting the condition. Depending on the type of braces you are using, it may take up to weeks or months to see a difference, and this is to ensure the correction is successful. Metal braces are the most common type of braces and have been used for centuries, but this method has more disadvantage than advantage. Finally, an orthodontic patient called Zia Chishti who felt the need for better braces that would not hinder any regular day’s activity created Invisalign.
Invisalign is a clear set of clear aligners designed completely clear. So, the patient can have their misaligned teeth corrected without anyone knowing about it. A dental technician uses advanced technology to get a digital impression of your teeth. The impression creates a 3-D representation of your smile. Technicians move the image of teeth to the desired form and sets of aligners are created in different sizes to be worn in each stage of treatment.
Treatment will last for an average of one year and three months with aligner changes every two weeks. Invisalign is worn for 20 hours a day for it to be functional and don’t take more time. The time frame for treatment varies from one person to another, and the severity of misalignment will determine how long the procedure will take. Some people take less time, some take more time and patience is all you need. Since Invisalign was created by people, who didn’t have any orthodontic knowledge its safety and effectiveness was not apparent at first. After the FDA and other dental bodies tested and proved its safety and effectiveness it was approved to be used in orthodontic procedures.
Invisalign is a bit expensive than the traditional braces, and this might be one factor that may repel you from choosing it, but the advantages this aligner offers is worth more than the actual price. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider Invisalign to treat your misaligned teeth.
Metal braces are visible even if the wearer is a few meters away you can tell he/she is wearing braces. Invisalign offers confidentiality that is no one will notice or know you are wearing an aligner. The clear aligners are designed to fit your teeth perfectly and the precise nature they have hidden their existence.
It allows you to clean your teeth and floss each day since you can remove them. Metal braces don’t offer this functionality, once the metal braces are on your teeth, you can’t remove them each day, and you’ll have to clean your teeth with them in place. While eating food can get stuck on the metal braces which can take time to remove.
When you start wearing a metal brace, you clean your teeth in a specific way. You are not going to clean your teeth the usual way. Invisalign doesn’t interrupt your oral cleaning techniques, and you are going to clean your teeth the healthy way.
You can remove Invisalign during mealtimes and teeth cleaning provided they don’t stay out more than 4 hrs. Metal braces don’t offer this kind of convenience; Only a professional can remove your metal braces. The only time you can have your braces removed is during replacement, and there is no way you can experience the comfort Invisalign provides.
It takes at least one year and at most one and half years for complete correction of misalignment with Invisalign. Other misalignment treatments such as metal braces take up to three to five years to correct misalignment.
Invisalign is a smooth plastic material that is designed to duplicate the structure of your teeth. Metal braces, on the other hand, have protruding metals that could accidentally puncture or injure the insides of your mouth.
Invisalign protects your self-esteem as they aren’t visible and you are free to smile, interact and be on your normal activities without the fear of being looked at whenever you talk or laugh.
When you think of going through orthodontic treatment most people think of metal braces. Invisalign Clear Aligners can give you the smile you always wanted with the convenience of being able to remove the aligners when you want to and get a straighter smile without anyone knowing. Contact us at the office Jeff Kindseth, DDS, and ask about Invisalign Clear Aligners and see if they are the right fit for you!