Invisalign is a procedure for correcting crooked or misaligned teeth. It is more comfortable and more pleasant to use than the traditional wire braces. Here, plastic is used instead of metal, and the aligners are custom-made to shift each of your teeth into its right position. It is most preferred now as it offers more advantages in aesthetics than the wire braces.
Who Can Get Invisalign
If you fall into any of the categories below, you should book a session with our dentists to discuss your teeth alignment options.
Crooked or misaligned teeth
Too many spaces between the teeth
Your front teeth stay open when you bite (openbite)
The upper and lower teeth do not fit together
Your upper and Lower jaw do not align properly
Your upper teeth cover lower teeth when you bite(closebite)
Like wire braces, Invisalign seeks to set your teeth in their proper place. Unlike wire braces, it places trays on the teeth instead of metal wire brackets to gently align them. This removes most of the discomfort of wire braces. The procedure lasts for some time during which you use different trays depending on how the dentist wants to move the teeth. Each aligner within the series is worn for an average of two weeks. In the end, your teeth are correctly set with less discomfort.
What Invisalign is better than wire braces
It is a more effective way to align your teeth
It also has aesthetic benefits as the unsightly metal used in wire braces are not needed.
It does not disrupt your daily lifestyle as you can still eat and drink whatever you want while using it without fear of food getting stuck behind the trays.
There is little to no discomfort with the alignment happening gently.
It takes almost the same time to align your teeth as traditional braces.
However, you should note that the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of the case. There are generally three types of malocclusions.
• Class I
where the jaws align, but the teeth are not correctly placed.
• Class II
where the upper jaw is positioned farther to the front, or the lower jaw is further backward (overbite)
• Class III
where the lower jaw is positioned farther to the front, and the upper is further backward (underbite)