A healthy smile goes a long way in building self-confidence and happiness. In the world today, advancements in the orthodontic sector now allow for better and more efficient ways to provide that healthy smile. One such advancement is Invisalign which has proven to be efficient in a variety of ways. Here today you will learn a little bit about the unique Invisalign and why it should be your go-to orthodontic technique.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the brand name of an invisible apparatus created by Align Technology. Introduced to the dental market around 1998, Invisalign is an invisible set of teeth that allows the wearer to correct any misalignments and issues in the teeth. As a new introduction to the dental world, it is a technique that appeals more to users as contrary to other visible orthodontics techniques, the Invisalign is completely invisible and completely effective.
How does it work?
Designed with custom-made thermoplastic trays or molds, the Invisalign or aligner functions by slowly moving the teeth together perfectly. For a complete change, users change the custom-made trays within specific periods in line with changes in the teeth until the wearer attains the final desired change. The process of procuring one requires certain processes that begin with you paying a visit to a dentist or specialized orthodontist like Dr. John Cordoba, where 3D images of your teeth are taken to create the molds that will accompany your journey to a perfect smile.
Invisalign vs. other traditional techniques
Unlike the likes of braces that make use of metals and wires and are often permanent i.e they cannot be removed easily for a long period, Invisalign offers transparent aligners that allow users to eat as they desire while also being able to maintain steady and healthy oral hygiene as it is removable. This technique is perfect for treating a variety of cases such as crowded teeth, gap teeth, open bite, crossbite, underbite, and overbite.
The 8 benefits of Invisalign
Unlike other orthodontist techniques, the aligners are so-called Invisalign because of their invisible appearance. The advantage of this invisibility is that users can proudly use their aligners without feeling embarrassed as no one would be able to see the aligner in the first place. Its invisible nature makes it perfect for teens and young adults who are worried about their appearance. One of the main reasons people go for teeth realignment procedures is to avoid being gazed at and avoid embarrassment, hence using one that is hardly noticeable is a great advantage that already boosts one’s confidence from the onset.
Improved oral hygiene
One of the first features of an Invisalign is that it is removable. You can always remove it when you want to eat and when you want to brush to avoid cases of having food stuck in them or not being able to properly care for and clean your teeth. This way the user’s oral hygiene is standard and being improved by the aligner too. On the plus side, the aligner molds themselves can be cleaned to avoid the buildup of dirt or other particles. They can be cleaned with a simple rinse and brush.
Traditional orthodontist techniques are known to be a pain in the mouth as they include wires and metals that often cause soreness to users. Invisalign on its part features a malleable thermoplastic material that is smooth and easy on the teeth, gum, tongue, and cheeks. Aligners are devoid of sharp or protruding edges as they are designed for individual use, and users can remove their molds at any time for brushing, flossing, and eating, hence making it more comfortable to use with little to no inconveniences.
Safe for all ages
The invisible aligner is a safe technique for users of all ages from children to teens, young adults, and adults. Since the process of fixture is not as rigorous and strenuous as those involved when using the traditional techniques safety is assured at every use. Although many parents worry that their children could misplace their aligner trays as they are easily removable, it is still a small worry when compared to the numerous benefits of the invisible aligner.
No food limitations
Many brace users complain of having food limitations because of their braces as they avoid certain food particles that could get stuck in their braces and make oral hygiene difficult. The Invisalign on the other hand doesn’t pose such an issue to its users simply because it is removable. Users can easily remove their aligners to eat whatever they desire without worries of food particles getting stuck anywhere.
Fixes a wide range of dental issues
The plus side of an invisible aligner is that it fixes a variety of issues at once in comparison to the braces. Since aligners are custom-made after proper examination, they are capable of fixing a variety of dental issues through the same process. Dental issues such as misaligned teeth, gap teeth, under or overbite, crossbite, and open bite are some of the most popularly tackled by the aligner. Additional underlying issues that the aligner fixes include cavities and gum diseases which often emanate from misaligned teeth, bite, and other dental alignment issues.
Compact time frame and timesaving
Traditional orthodontic treatments take a longer time to act. At least between 2-5 years. An aligner on the other hand completes its entire alignment process alongside other issues within 6 – 18 months. This works in so far as the users keep the aligner on for at least 20 hours a day. And considering that this whole timeframe includes periods when you can remove the aligner to eat, brush, and floss, it is a short time. Also, using an Invisalign reduces the time you need to spend at the dentist or orthodontist’s office. An aligner requires fewer appointments and fewer regular checks for optimum functionality, unlike traditional braces that require frequent visits at least every 4 weeks.
Improves your smile and confidence
There is no way we can skip mentioning the tremendous effect the Invisalign has on an individual’s smile. Invisalign offers users perfectly realigned teeth in a short time, giving rise to a bright smile at the end of it all with stronger and more beautiful teeth.
The perfect smile will not only boost your self-confidence but also allow you to enjoy life to the fullest.
Bigger smile with Invisalign
What is stopping you from getting that bright, strong, and confident smile today? A quick visit to any specialized orthodontics such as Cordoba Orthodontics will set the pace and you’ll be put through the entire process of getting yourself a perfect and healthy smile through Invisalign. Feel free to reach out to us today!
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