Invisalign is an innovation in the field of orthodontics that uses braces in the form of tray aligners.
Aligner trays are made up of smart track material that is strong enough to bear all type of forces of mastication. These trays are fabricated to impart movement in teeth in a very comfortable manner on weekly basis. Intended position of teeth is achieved with every aligner tray that initially fits in your pre-aligned state of teeth because of the stretchability of material and then applies forces upon teeth to move them towards planned tray position. This is the basic principle behind the working of Invisalign aligners.
With iTERO 3-D scanning, each and every aspect of your occlusion is in front of you just in few minutes and you can instantly visualize the post-treatment results also. Gracefully, with the in-house iTERO scanner, progress of your treatment can also be checked at various stages with 3-D scanning to assure that expected and real results are on pace. Not only this, as you can visualize your intended post-treatment occlusion even before treatment commencement, you can even clearly explain your desires or special concerns to the orthodontist and sure if that are to be fulfilled in the treatment plan made.
Invisalign is a boon for people of every age group seeking orthodontic treatment. It fits in perfectly in every profession’s pre-requisite be it modelling, reporting, sports, teaching or anything else. Being visually invisible you can wear them without concerning about being noticed for getting any sort of orthodontic treatment.
Treatment cost usually depends upon the severity of malocclusion that a person has as it directly puts impact upon the number of aligner trays that alters the cost. Apart from that, the type of package that a person choses is also one of the cost factors. Luckily, our in-house iTERO scanner helps you to cut out a portion of your expenses as we provide free scanning to our patients.
Grossly speaking, your treatment tenure may vary from 6 months to 1.5 years. Of course, that will depend upon individual treatment case and your priority of corrections.
It is advisable to wear your aligners for about 22 hours every day and to remove them while having meals or chewing and to change your aligner trays after every 7-10 days.
Yes, from cases like deep bite, open bite to teeth rotations, everything can be treated with the help of invisalign. Sometimes, usage of intra-oral elastics or buttons is required that are always pre-planned.
You may feel some amount of discomfort for first couple of days when treatment begins in the form of pressure sensation or minor tenderness which goes away after 2-3 days.
Tea and coffee can be safely consumed while using aligners. The only reason to recommend removal of aligners is to avoid unnecessary staining that can happen while having beverages.
At the first place, invisalign aligners are totally unnoticeable so you can confidentially wear them while going out. If you wish to remove them for some important engagements, you may do so for 2-3 hours but only occasionally. As wearing aligners for less than 22 hours regularly may delay your treatment.