Virtually Straight Teeth: The Technology Behind Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular orthodontic systems, and it’s not hard to see why. This virtually invisible treatment is ideal for those who want straight teeth without the hassle or worry of wearing detectable braces. If you like the sound of secret treatment, here’s some more information about the technology behind Invisalign.

What exactly is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which offers an alternative to visible fixed braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have a brace fitted to your teeth. Instead, you wear a series of custom-made, transparent aligners. The number of aligners differs according to how much movement is required, and each aligner is in place for 2 weeks. You take the aligners out to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Invisalign treatment is planned in advance. Before you begin treatment, your dentist will take pictures and X-rays and these will be used to predict the movement of the teeth. The aligners are fabricated based on your unique prescription and treatment plan. Each brace is slightly different to allow room for movement.

What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?

For many people, the main draw of Invisalign is the transparency of the braces, which makes them virtually undetectable. However, there are additional advantages. It’s very convenient to be able to take your braces out, as this means that you don’t have to adapt the way you eat or brush your teeth. It’s also better for your oral health, as you can clean your braces easily, and brush normally. Invisalign braces use gentle forces to reposition the teeth, and the braces don’t contain any metal parts, so you should find them very comfortable to wear.

Invisalign is suitable for patients with a wide range of minor and moderate orthodontic issues. Call us today to find out more and start planning your dream smile.