Invisalign is a new-age orthodontic appliance that helps in treating malocclusions. Malocclusions are caused due to imbalanced harmony between the upper and lower maxilla of the oral cavity. It leads to bad bites and overcrowding that can affect the dental setup which ultimately alters the facial structure.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a removable, translucent aligner that is used to treat malocclusions. They can be custom-made to fit precisely into the oral cavity. Its removable feature is what makes it the most anticipated orthodontic appliance for treatment. The clear aligner is safe, compact, removable, and more comfortable than other dental appliances such as the traditional dental braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Before getting Invisalign, your orthodontist will undergo a series of dental examinations with the help of dental X-rays. Based on the condition of the dental set, the impressions based on the digital X-rays will be sent to a laboratory where the clear aligner will be custom-made with the help of a 3D technology to suit your treatment plan. The clear set of aligners will have to be worn for the prescribed period by the orthodontist. As patients wear them, teeth slowly get shifted to its correct position. The dentist would advise patients for follow-ups, and they will have to revisit to get the aligners changed based on improvement.
Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is the best choice of treating malocclusions as they are nothing compared to the traditional braces. An attractive feature of Invisalign is their translucent nature that makes it hard to notice. Being compact and removable makes the treatment more efficient as patients will not have to worry about loose wires and brackets or to maintain oral hygiene during treatment. Using Invisalign to treat your dental problems has no restriction on your age either, both teens and adults can wear it. With fewer appointments and lasting results be ready to embark on a treatment that is comfortable and efficient at the same time.
Book an appointment with Dr. Ardy Salem at Los Altos Dental Care, CA, for more information on Invisalign and orthodontic treatment.