Have you heard about Invisalign? It is known to be the most advanced orthodontic aligner to treat a malocclusion. Invisalign is made from transparent plastic material that stays perfectly under disguise when you put it on. This way, anyone who interacts with you or looks at you smile would hardly notice them. However, they shouldn’t be mistaken to be completely invisible.
How advanced is Invisalign?
Invisalign is backed by ground-breaking technology that allows us to track and control the treatment procedure at all stages. The software used provides a precise estimation of how long the procedure would take to be completed. Also, a graphical representation of the movement of the teeth can be obtained using the computer simulation. Even before the process starts, we can show you how exactly your teeth would look after the treatment.
How is Invisalign fabricated?
Our dentist uses a hand-held scanning tool to map the positions of the teeth. The data can be relayed on a computer screen, which we use to understand the severity of the malocclusion. Next, the data will be sent to a laboratory where the aligners will be fabricated using dental-grade transparent plastic material. Based on the various stages of treatment, several sets of aligners will be fabricated, which our dentist will hand over to you at the start of each stage.
Usage of Invisalign
When you get your first set of aligners, our dentist will talk to you about their usage. Ideally, you will have to wear them almost the whole day so that the teeth are moved to their correct positions. Since they are removable, you can take them off when you have to consume food or brush your teeth. Before putting them back on, just make sure there isn’t any food debris left on the teeth or in between them. Besides this, they will always have to be on, even during sleep, to ensure the treatment goes as planned. Once every two weeks or according to the allotted appointment, our dentist will hand you a new set of aligners to advance to the next stage of treatment.
Call us for a consultation at (801) 394 0401 or fill out a contact form so that we can determine which system is best for you!