It is true that braces give amazing results in aligning and straightening teeth but while undertaking this treatment, you have to carry a stigma of looking unattractive and ugly due to the visibility of braces. According to some people who had this braces treatment done, permanent irritation occurs in mouth. But now a new type of orthodontic treatment is available for aligning and straightening teeth without using metal braces and it is known as Invisalign.
In the year 1997, Align Technology Company (ATC) received clearance by FDA to use Invisalign as a new orthodontic device. By using Invisalign, same job can be done as braces for aligning the movement of teeth. With the help of Invisalign braces, use can move your teeth for proper placement by force. These braces control the force that you apply as well it controls the timing of the force. Only specific teeth are allowed to move at each step.
Using Invisalign is beneficial over using ordinary braces as it is an invisible method of teeth straightening. In Invisalign method of straightening teeth, series of clear and removable aligners are used instead of brackets and wires. These aligners control the applied pressure on your teeth. The latest 3D technology is used to design these removable aligners and it imitates the different stages that your teeth will go through. This technology allows you to see your own treatment model when you start and you will be able to see how straight your teeth will get when your Invisalign treatment complete. Accent Dental orthodontist will review the 3D models and according to your needs, he will approve the treatment plan.
Invisalign aligners are preferred over traditional braces as they are manufactured by using strong medical grade plastic. Most of Accent Dental orthodontist will prescribe you to wear Invisalign for two weeks and after wearing it for two weeks, the old set of aligners are changed with the new ones. Invisalign gives you more ease and comfort than traditional braces. As the aligners used are removable, eating without brushing and flossing is not a problem now. You don’t have to stop eating favorite dishes during the process of Invisalign.
Time taken by traditional braces is double the time taken by treatment of Invisalign. Time taken by Invisalign treatment is between 10-15 months. Generally, the number of aligners worn during this treatment is 18-28. However, it may vary from case to case. Invisalign like any other treatments do have some limitations. One of the limitations is that it is expensive than traditional braces.