How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is a clear aligner that gets fitted on the surface of the teeth to help move them in the desired direction. The aligners can push the teeth horizontally, vertically, or rotate them as intended. Today, Invisalign continues to gain much popularity as compared to the traditional wires. How the aligners work remains a mystery even to people who have experience with orthodontic treatment. Many of the young people nowadays want to have a beautiful smile but do not want to use metal wires that come with numerous discomforts. An Invisalign does not contain metal wires, and they are invisible when one is wearing. The patient changes from one tray to another after some time depending on the development where one aligner straightens the teeth much further than the previous set. The patient needs to fit the aligners to the teeth, and you are good to go. The method is ideal for both the adults and children who want to be discreet with straightening methods. The following are some things you should expect during treatment;

First Visit to an Orthodontist

For the first time, you take an Invisalign Assessment Test that tells whether the method is the ideal one for your condition. Then, you receive consultancy services from a qualified specialist who verifies whether using Invisalign can have significant positive results at long last as intended. Here, you can ask questions regarding the treatment method and answer various concerns to assist in getting quality results. Keep in mind that a qualified orthodontist undergoes a two-years training in an orthodontic school in addition to four years of study in dentistry at a university. Therefore, you should choose the correct Invisalign-trained specialist who undergoes specialized instructional sessions and takes part in ongoing clinical training. After a thorough consultation, the doctor will guide you through a digital scan to reveal your journey in treatment giving out 3-D images that show the movement of your teeth throughout your treatment.

The photos help to design your set of aligners at every stage pushing your teeth gradually to the last spot of your ideal smile. The props use patented thermoplastic design technology to shift the teeth. The aligner will move some few teeth at each stage controlling the force applied and the timing of the movement. The specific movement of your teeth gets drafted by mapping individual treatment plan. For an average case in adults, the treatment can take 12 months and below but the period can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Every patient requires individual treatment customized to cater to the person’s unique needs.

Other Problems Invisalign can Treat

Apart from correcting overbites, underbites, overcrowding, and gapping, the aligners can help in different ways. For instance, it is painful and challenging to brush for a person with crooked teeth and jaws. Overbites and underbites lead to stress in jaws causing joints pain. Also, food particles remain stuck between teeth providing a favorable condition for the growth of bacteria.

The small micro-organisms can eat up the teeth enamel causing cavity, and eventually, some teeth fall off. The aligners do not interfere with your daily activities since you can remove and take them back during eating or brushing as you wish. The aligners cannot cause bruises to your gum. People who participate in contact sports can also use the props comfortably.

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For over 20 years, Benson Hill Smiles has been creating healthy, beautiful smiles in the greater Renton, WA area. We have built a reputation for providing the highest quality of comprehensive dental care in a friendly, professional, and nonjudgmental environment.