The Leader in Clear Aligner Technology: Invisalign in Bicton
The Advantages of Invisalign
Why Choose Simple Dental Dentist Bicton for A Invisalign treatment in Bicton
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Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign & Clear Aligners
Here are some other characteristics that make an ideal Invisalign candidate:
- Does not have any significant dental concerns that would necessitate more complex treatment approaches. Invisalign is perfect for candidates who have orthodontic issues like uneven gaps between their teeth, mild overbites or underbites, crooked teeth, or a bit of tooth overcrowding.
- Is willing to follow directions and follow the Invisalign requirements. Wearing Invisalign aligners is simple, but you must wear them for long periods and remove them before eating.
If you have active gum disease or cavities, restorative treatment may be suggested before beginning your Invisalign treatment plan. Another possibility is that you have dental bridges, dental implants, or TMJ difficulties, which might cause the Invisalign aligners to not fit correctly. Unless your condition is severe, our experienced dentists can usually work around the problems in your mouth.
These are some broad suggestions, but the best way to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment is to contact us now and schedule a consultation. We will conduct a complete assessment, inquire about your medical history, and try to establish the best treatment options to improve your smile. If we decide that Invisalign is perfect for you, we will go over your treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
As already touched upon, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that correctly aligns teeth. But what does that mean? Well, here’s how Invisalign works.
To change the position of your teeth, Invisalign uses clear aligners created from computer-generated images and impressions taken from your mouth by our dentist. While traditional braces utilize fixed wires to pull teeth into alignment, Invisalign aligns teeth using a series of moulds that press your teeth into their new and improved position over months.
Then, every few weeks, you will replace your current Invisalign aligners with a new set of aligners that will be given to you until you have the perfect smile!
Both Invisalign and traditional braces are designed to enhance the alignment of your teeth, resulting in a straighter smile and improved oral health. While orthodontists and dentists have used traditional braces for decades, Invisalign is a newer concept designed to meet the demands of modern people. Like any other treatment, Invisalign has advantages and disadvantages that the patient must consider.
Though there are similarities, there are likely more differences between Invisalign and braces.
Here are a few examples:
Clear vs Visible: Invisalign aligners are constructed of see-through BPA-free plastic, making them nearly invisible to others, whereas traditional braces are made of metal wires and elastic bands. This increases their visibility, which might cause anxiety in some individuals.
Convenience: Invisalign braces can be removed from the mouth at any time, while standards recommend that patients wear their trays for 20 – 22 hours per day. On the other hand, conventional braces cannot be removed because wires hold them to the teeth.
Treatment Time: The Invisalign process is significantly shorter than the typical treatment time for traditional braces. Due to the way Invisalign works, patients only need to wear the trays for 6 to 18 months, whereas traditional braces require an average of 2 years.
Treatment Cost: The initial cost of Invisalign braces is more than that of traditional metal braces, but the upper expenditures are not much different. Ceramic braces are typically more costly. Please speak with one of our dentists for a more precise estimate of Invisalign costs.
If you’re a new patient, we will ask you about your medical and dental history in your initial consultation.
Then we will do a thorough examination of your smile, which may include all or some of the following:
Dental X-rays: Dental x-rays allow the dentist to see the condition of your jawbone and tooth roots. These photos could be panoramic, cephalometric, or full-mouth.
Bite registration: A paste is applied to your teeth, then you bite down, allowing the dentist to record and evaluate your bite.
Dental impressions: The dentist will place putty in a tray, which you will bite, making an impression of your teeth that will be used to build your aligners.
Photographs: To transmit your impressions to the Invisalign lab, the dentist will need to take eight photographs of your face and teeth.
3D Digital Smile Scan: Our experienced dentists will scan and perform 3D digital scans in-office.
The next process will be to go through your treatment plan. If our dentist needs to send your impressions to the Invisalign lab, we will walk you through the following steps and provide a treatment timeline. We will be able to present you with a digital model of your future smile.
Our experienced dentist will go through your case with you and go over payment options for your Invisalign treatment. Once the lab receives your impressions (either in-house or via mail to Invisalign), we will begin to build your custom plastic aligners.
It’s always exciting to begin a new treatment, especially one with as impressive an outcome as Invisalign. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of some minor problems with Invisalign treatment along the way. The following are some examples:
A lack of commitment to treatment
One of the most prevalent issues with Invisalign is that the patient does not wear their aligners long enough. It is suggested that you wear your Invisalign braces for 20–22 hours every day, including when sleeping. If you don’t, treatment will take significantly longer, and your teeth may fall back into their former places.
Discolouration of aligners
Staining and plaque buildup on your aligners may occur if you smoke, do not remove your Invisalign when eating and drinking, or have a poor dental routine.
There may be some mild discomfort
Like most orthodontic procedures, Invisalign relies on the pressure exerted by the aligners to shift teeth into the correct position. This pressure can be a little uncomfortable, but it usually disappears within a few days. Mild soreness is another typical concern with Invisalign, but it is readily treated.
Changes to the initial speech
Some Invisalign users develop a short lisp when adjusting to a new set of aligners. Alternatively, if you’ve just begun your treatment, you may have an overabundance of saliva in your mouth to begin with. Both of these should be approved.
When you initially start treatment, your body will recognize something alien in your mouth and will attempt to break down saliva via digesting mechanisms. This will pass after a brief adjustment period, so resist the impulse to take your aligners out for more than two hours per day.
With Invisalign, you may take care of your mouth in several ways:
- Maintain good oral hygiene.
- Visit the dentist regularly.
- Always rinse your mouth before re-inserting aligners.
- Use recommended products as prescribed by your orthodontic professional.
- Do not ignore temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms.