14 Apr 2024

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Invisalign: Say Goodbye to Braces with Clear Aligners

Invisalign: Say Goodbye to Braces with Clear Aligners 

Clear aligners have created a buzz in the field of orthodontics owing to their aesthetic benefits in addition to durability. These help correct alignment problems thus improving your oral health and appearance. 

Mooresville General Dentist and their team of aesthetic specialists have expertise in offering clear aligners to their patients to straighten misaligned teeth and rectify other dental imperfections associated with improper bite. 

A comprehensive guide to Invisalign 

Invisalign aligners are transparent, customized removable oral appliances that aim to correct several teeth alignment problems. These issues can negatively impact your masticatory functions, and lead to several other problems like gum disease, and poor aesthetics. 

Invisalign aligners help treat the following:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth (diastema)
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite 
Invisalign is made of clear or transparent plastic in the form of customized trays that need to be worn for a specific period (preferably 20 to 22 hours) each day.

Key benefits of Invisalign 

Invisalign offers the following benefits: 

  • Non-invasive appliance with minimal trauma to the surrounding structures 
  • Minimal interference in your daily life
  • Less visible than metal brackets, thus aesthetically appealing 
  • Backed by decades of scientific research 
  • Removable when required
  • Convenience in brushing and flossing your teeth
  • Minimal irritation to the surrounding structures like gums and cheeks
  • You do not need to have any diet restrictions since they can be removed while eating
  • Works well for people of all age groups 

The procedure involved in getting Invisalign 

The procedure is as follows:

  • Your dentist begins with an oral examination to evaluate your alignment issues and the health of your gums. 
  • Necessary imaging tests like dental X-rays are taken to evaluate your underlying bone health. 
  • Your dentist will record your oral impressions and digitize them. These impressions provide a computerized image of the teeth and a 3D model.
  • Using this model your dentist will plan the teeth alignment correction through a customized treatment plan. 
  • During the aligner placement, your dentist will give you all the instructions and precautions to be followed for successful treatment.

Bottom line  

Orthodontic treatment is no longer as tedious and painful as it was decades ago with metal braces. Scientific research and evolution in terms of technology have paved the way for innovative solutions like clear aligners. Invisalign being a popular brand, aims to realign your teeth through clear customized trays. These offer several aesthetic and functional benefits. 

However, visit your dentist regularly to assess the results of your clear aligners and to ensure your dental health is in excellent condition. 

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