Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth alignment system that many dental patients are choosing these days for its many benefits. Does it work? Yes. If you have a problem with an overbite, under bite, cross bite, gap or other misalignment issue, then Invisalign braces may be perfect for you.
Invisalign is a simple and convenient alternative to traditional braces. Dental patients often experience pain, embarrassment and long waits for teeth correction with old-school metal brackets. Invisalign is a system that many specialists refer to as invisible braces. The system can produce the same results as traditional brackets, but in a convenient and discreet way.
The invisible bracket system consists of clear plastic aligners. The main benefit that people receive from using this system is discretion. Invisalign is perfect for teenagers, school children and professional adults because no one can see the aligners except for the person who is receiving the treatment. Patients can get a huge self-esteem confidence boost by the end of the treatment with so many compliments on how their teeth look as well. During treatment, patients can feel free to continue to smile while the plastic aligners continue to perfect their alignment.
The other benefit of Invisalign is its convenience in comparison to metal brackets and similar systems. The problem with many other alignment correction methods is that the patients have difficulty getting past the rigid devices to clean the teeth properly. Keeping the teeth free of lodged food particles and bacteria during the course of treatment is sometimes difficult despite the commercial availability of special tools. The Invisalign system resolves that issue by making access easy.The plastic aligners are removable, which means that patients can take them out when they need to perform certain tasks. Patients can remove their aligners to perform tasks such as teeth brushing, eating and drinking. The flexibility that patients receive from the removable aligners can increase their overall dental health.
The third benefit that the system provides to patients is a faster treatment period. Traditional brackets can sometimes stay on the patient’s teeth for two to three years. Invisalign patients have been successful in recovering from their conditions in less than one year. In fact, some patients have been completely restored to near-perfect alignment in a brief period of nine to 10 months. The time it takes for a patient to finish treatment depends greatly on that person’s alignment problem severity. Some people take longer than others do, but their process is still shorter than a person who receives treatment with traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment is fairly simple once the lab makes the aligners. The orthodontist first has to develop an intricate plan of how he or she will bring forth the desired results. The specialist will have to make an impression of the teeth, and the lab will use that impression to create enough aligners for the patient’s treatment plan. The usual Invisalign treatment involves changing of the aligners every two weeks. The patient changes the aligners, and each new set of aligners guides the teeth to a straightened position even more than the previous set did. By the time the last aligner set goes on the patient’s mouth, the teeth are almost straight.
Our St. George, Utah office specializes in helping patients of all ages and walks of life to correct their teeth alignment issues. If you are interested in Invisalign, call our office today. During the consultation, a specialist will take an X-ray of the mouth and a physical examination. We will then discuss a treatment plan, cost and a reasonable payment schedule as applicable.