Invisalign aligners are orthodontic trays that are a transparent, plastic form of braces used to adjust / straighten teeth.
Invisalign is the brand name of a type of thin clear aligner(transparent removable tray) used in orthodontic treatment. The aligner is made from a flexible thermoplastic material named SmartTrack. As the name suggests, this product is designed to make orthodontic treatment “less conspicuous,” as the American Association of Orthodontists puts it.
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative treatment to braces for teeth straightening for kids, teens, and adults.
Although Invisalign aligners may not be completely invisible, these clear coverings fit tightly over your teeth and are much less noticeable than the brackets and wires of traditional braces.
Clear aligners have grown in popularity and are now considered the best option for straightening or realigning your teeth.
If you have a teenager at home who would rather opt for Invisalign than regular braces, assess whether they'll wear them and care for them appropriately.
If you know your child is prone to losing things, Invisalign — which can be removed and misplaced — might not be the best choice.
Invisalign can be used for a variety of purposes, including crowding and spacing issues, as well as some mild and moderate bite issues.
Invisalign aligners can be used to treat the following dental issues:
The first step is a visit to an orthodontist.(Braces Specialist)
Next step would involve intra oral scanning which would create a 3-D image of your mouth and jaw. This image would help your orthodontist to put together a plan for moving your teeth into their proper place.
Your orthodontist will then use that plan to create a series of customized plastic aligners. These aligners are removable transparent trays which will be made to fit snugly on your teeth and will apply pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them and moving them into the desired places.
Depending on your treatment plan and your orthodontist's instructions, you would need new set of aligners about once every week or two or even once a month. Typically, you'll need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Duration of the treatment may vary from 9 months to 2 years.
To help you determine whether Invisalign is the right choice for you, let's take a look at the pros and cons of this treatment option.
Pros of Invisalign
Cons of Invisalign