Invisalign is a great innovation in the field of orthodontics. It is a type of treatment that involves clear removable braces, used to get a perfect smile. It is among the latest techniques that people are going crazy about. Thanks to Invisalign you don’t have to wear metal braces anymore. It uses a set of clear, barely-noticeable braces that are individually made for every patient. Each patient has to wear the first brace from the set for a certain amount of time. From there on, the dentist does regular checkups, and the patient switches to the following aligners in the set. Invisalign is used for many different situations and patients. It is also more expensive than the classic metal braces. A lot of patients choose aesthetics, so that is why this method became very popular. Different people require a different number of aligners during their treatment. That is why the price can vary from person to person.
The use of Invisalign is more limited than with conventional fixed braces. These aligners are indicated with patients that have a milder orthodontic problem. The system can be used to treat spacing, crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, and open bite. For the more advanced cases, conventional metal braces are the best option.
The biggest advantage of Invisalign is the aesthetic moment. These aligners are practically invisible. No one will know that you are wearing them. Metal braces, on the other hand, are very visible, which bothers most of the patients. This especially happens with adults, who hate wearing braces at an older age. With Invisalign, that problem is solved.
Another big pro is the comfort that you get. The aligners are removable, so you can put them on and take them off whenever you want. You will have to take them off before every meal, and clean them properly. Metal fixed braces can be very problematic when it comes to oral hygiene. All types of food will get stuck and you’ll have to brush with special brushed and numerous time a day. People with braces have a higher risk of dental caries. That won’t happen with Invisalign.
You won’t feel any discomfort while wearing these aligners. The thing is that metal braces can sometimes cause irritations because of the rigid metal parts with pointed edges. The Invisalign aligners are smooth, from a high-quality material that doesn’t cause irritations.
You will easily get used to wearing them at all times. During the first few days you will experience some difficulties in speaking, but after that, no one will know that you’re wearing aligners.
The reason why Invisalign is not meant for everyone is that patients have to wear the aligners at all times. They are advised to only take them off for meals. In other words, you’ll have to wear the aligners for 22-23 hours per day. Not everyone can commit to this. Another thing is that patents have to have an outstanding oral hygiene. Just like with other orthodontic appliances, you will still have to brush your teeth and the aligners too. All of this is a small price to pay compared to what you’re getting.