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Everything you need to know about Invisalign: the invisible orthodontics you just notice.

Everything you need to know about Invisalign: the invisible orthodontics you just notice. | Odontologic and training center
19 of July
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Everything you need to know about Invisalign: the invisible orthodontics you just notice.

Most people still think of orthodontics as a treatment primarily for teens.

But every day there are more and more adults who want to straighten their crooked teeth and correct the way they have been chewing for years, and that causes them pain or wear on their teeth.

Since most adults do not want to be seen with a mouth full of metal braces and wires, a discreet, comfortable and affordable option is invisible orthodontics with Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that replaces traditional bracket and wire systems.

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth.

These aligners are custom made for your teeth and each kit is used for two weeks. It is then replaced with the next kit in the series.

How does Invisalign work?

Fundamentally, Invisalign works under the same principles as traditional orthodontic treatments: the constant application of gentle pressure with the aim of moving the teeth to the desired position.

But Invisalign differs in the technology it uses to achieve it.

Traditional orthodontics uses braces attached to your teeth (brackets) that exert pressure thanks to wires that are activated every month.

However, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit snugly to the teeth and apply pressure.

Every two weeks you change the system of aligners and that way your teeth gradually change their position, from its origin to the ideal place for each of them.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The main benefit of Invisalign is that it is a super-discrete system.

The aligners are transparent and incredibly difficult to appreciate by others.

Some patients confess to their close relatives that they wear Invisalign after wearing the aligners for several days. And they do not realize until they tell you!

From a distance, the aligners are virtually invisible.

But there are other benefits as well.

The Invisalign aligners are removable by the patient, so you can remove them to clean your teeth and eat.

This means that there are no special cleaning procedures to follow, nor any special diet to be adjusted.

You can brush and floss in the usual way, and eat the same foods as usual.

Finally, because Invisalign’s movements are designed and guided by computer, they are much more efficient than traditional devices.

This gives you great precision and allows you to treat the patient in less time than with a traditional treatment.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?

The only real drawback of Invisalign is the scope of treatments that it can actually cover.

Invisalign provides excellent results in cases of mild or moderate malocclusion.

In particularly complex cases, traditional orthodontics remains a better option. Although there are also cases in which traditional orthodontics followed by Invisalign can be combined, to minimize the period in which the patient needs to wear braces.

Cost and duration

The duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the case in question. The more complex the case, the longer the treatment.

Generally, the most common periods are between 6 months and 2 years.

As for cost, it is similar or somewhat superior to traditional methods.

But if you put in the balance the comfort that gives you the invisible orthodontics and the saving of time in the duration of the treatment and visits to the orthodontist, you will understand why many patients choose this method, without paying attention to the price.

Are you valuing the option of wearing invisible orthodontics? Solve all your doubts in the Puy Center.

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