Invisalign or clear aligners are orthodontic devices that are used as dental braces in plastic form for the adjustment of teeth. They are transparent and are invisible so as to have good aesthetic properties which can be used by both children and adult.

Before we move on to how the invisalign works let us first tell you about what it actually is because the more knowledge you have about a particular treatment the more stress free becomes the whole procedure.

So, How invisalign treatment can be helpful to you?

If you have maladjusted teeth or crowding in your dentition, this treatment is for you. Any rotations or displaced tooth in the arches looks very bad and also decreases the self confidence of a person to smile . Dental crowding is by far the most common problem of general population. Many treatment options are available like metallic braces, appliances and aligners but the most aesthetic one of all of them is the Invisalign.

How much time does it take for the treatment ?

The whole treatment usually lasts for 12 – 18 months depending upon the severity of crowding present, it can be more if heavy crowding are diagnosed in the patient. The aligners are given in sets on a two monthly basis. Each of the aligners should be worn for approximately 2 weeks before moving to the next set. The adjustment of the tooth is done by aligners at a slow rate which gradually treats crowding at the end of the treatment period.

 What overall changes can be caused by Invisalign treatment ?

The change in your dentition is obvious apart from that a little change in your speech can occur which you will be used to after some time. While eating and drinking, there will be no difference by the aligners which is a beneficial. You need not wear the aligners while eating or drinking and no change of diet is required as well, you can enjoy having your food at any time of the day.

 Now moving on to how Invisalign work?

Invisalign needs a change in your lifestyle, you need to wear your aligners for approximately 21 hours per day. If you ignore wearing your aligners then you can face difficulty of prolonged treatments and years of running to the dentists for checkups and rearrangements.

Invisalign firstly makes a 3D model of the current status of your mouth and shows you the required movements and displacements of the tooth at the desired positions. Moreover, you can visualize your final result after the treatment ends on that 3D model. Once you commit to the treatment procedures the process starts by fabricating the suitable aligner for you. These aligners apply forces on the tooth to be moved and thus with time, the required movement occurs.

How to keep your aligners clean ?

The best way to clean your aligners is by using soft toothbrush and a toothpaste. Under running water clean your aligners by brushing it gently every day and before going to bed at night or whenever you have time. It is easy to maintain and handle and hence, makes it a good appliance.

If you want to know more about Invisalign then contact for more info. We at Todays dental are here to help you always with your treatment choices and to make your treatment experience a pleasing one. So book your appointments now.

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