What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear braces that cover your teeth and gently pull them into the proper position over time. Because they are clear and can be taken on and off, they are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
What Is Invisalign Made From?
Invisalign clear aligners are made from BPA-free plastic, and they are far more comfortable than traditional metal braces. These customized clear aligners are used to straighten your teeth and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Before you receive Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll have a consultation with us to discuss your smile goals as well as what you can expect with your treatment. Learn more on the Invisalign website.
Who Can Wear These Clear Braces?
Both teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign. These clear braces are used to close gaps between teeth, as well as treating overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, and overcrowded teeth. After an examination and x-rays of your teeth, we can discuss if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you.
How Does The Invisalign Process Work?
If Invisalign is right for your case, we’ll use the examination, along with x-rays, and a 3D model of your teeth to establish a personalized treatment plan for you. The treatment plan determines how your teeth need to shift and how long it will take to align them correctly. The x-rays, 3D model, and pictures of your teeth are sent to the Invisalign laboratory where your customized aligners are crafted. The 3D model of your teeth will also allow you see how Invisalign will progressively correct your orthodontic issues.
How Does Wearing Invisalign Work?
When we receive your first set of aligners, you come to our office to check for fit and make any necessary adjustments. You will wear your aligners all day, every day, except when you eat, floss, and brush your teeth. Because Invisalign braces are removable, you will be able to briefly remove them any time you need to throughout the day. Wearing Invisalign is easy and fits smoothly into your normal day. When you receive your aligners, you will place the clear braces over your teeth.
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Happily Ever After
Once you are wearing your last set of Invisalign aligners and your teeth have moved into their new positions, you want to keep them there. Vivera retainers are an essential final part of your Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
When considering your orthodontic treatment options, it’s important to know the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces.
These are clear braces. Most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.
The movement of your teeth is more precise with Invisalign than traditional braces.
It’s easier to maintain good oral health with Invisalign. You will remove the aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, and floss.
These aligners are much more comfortable than metal braces. They don’t irritate your teeth or gums.
Invisalign saves you time. Unlike braces that require more frequent office visits to change the arch wire and make adjustments, you will have fewer checkups with Invisalign. Treatment time is often shorter, too.
What Types of Dental Issues Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign treatment can be used to treat the following dental problems:
- Problems with overbite, underbite, and crossbite
- Teeth with spaces
- Overcrowded teeth
1. For mesial in and distal out rotation.
2. Create a dimple Mesial-buccal.
3. Create a dimple Distal-lingual.
4. Dimples should look like this.
5. Fill each dimple with Clear Loc™ adhesive.
6. Light-cure 20 seconds.
7. Check interproximal contacts.
If they are tight carefully relieve them.
8. Insert the aligner.
Note: steps #5 and 6 are optional
tips in order to provide extra strength.