Invisalign® aligners are increasingly becoming popular because of their invisible feature. These braces are convenient, do not disrupt your lifestyle, and it is easy to maintain your oral hygiene. However, despite their popularity, Invisalign aligners are surrounded by a few misconceptions. Here are five of the common ones:
For a long time, traditional braces have been used to correct malocclusion because they are effective in repositioning your teeth. A few people are reserved about getting Invisalign because of the common misconception that the clear braces are not effective.
But, simply because they are removable, does not mean they are less effective. The treatment uses a set of aligners that are worn for 22 hours daily, 14 days a set to reposition your teeth. Why 14 days? Because it takes about two weeks for the teeth to move to a new position. Each set of aligners will gradually reposition your teeth until you correct your malocclusion.
Invisalign and metal braces are different in appearance, but they perform the same function. Both are effective in correcting teeth misalignment. And, in certain instances, Invisalign aligners perform better than traditional braces.
Invisalign has been marketed to adults and teenagers, and for a good reason. These Invisible aligners in Jupiter are ideal for adults because it requires discipline and good hygiene. The braces are removable and should be taken out when eating, drinking, or brushing. It is easy for adults to remember to remove and put them back.
Also, the aligners are recommended for adults and teenagers because their teeth have attained full growth. Children who still have their teeth and jaw in the growth stage should not wear the aligners because it can damage your teeth.
Yes, Invisible aligners give you the freedom to eat what you want and are removable. However, you still need to maintain proper hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
It is a common assumption that the clear aligners are slower than the rest of the orthodontic treatments. But, because they are ideal for mild to moderate dental misalignment, these aligners can produce faster results than traditional braces.
Some people have reported positive results in six months after starting the treatment. It is also believed that the treatment can take 10 to 12 months, which is about 50 percent.
No, Invisalign cannot be used to correct severe dental misalignment. Traditional braces are ideal for these types of orthodontic treatments. This is because the braces tend to shift the roots too. Other treatments may be used such as surgery to help correct the dental malocclusion.
Invisalign treatment is done in three phases:
Our dentist in Ocoee will examine your teeth to check the severity of the misalignment. Next, using a 3D scanner, the dentist will take a precise image of your dental health. This is used to create aligners that fit your dental structure.
Software is also used to determine the correct pressure and timing needed to move your teeth. Dr. Freddy Mezquia will then show you a preview of the expected results.
You will receive a set of aligners throughout your treatment. Each aligner requires at least 14 days before you change it.
After the treatment, the dentist will give a retainer to maintain the correct position and keep them from reverting.
Visit Smiles of Ococee for more information on Invisalign and how it corrects your teeth.