Invisalign Treatment (Orthodontic treatment without braces)
What is Invisalign treatment?
‘Invisalign’, a recent innovation in orthodontic treatment, that does away with the usual metal braces, but instead utilizes custom-made, transparent aligners to straighten the patient’s teeth. As the name suggests, ‘Invisalign’treatment involves a literally invisible, removable series of aligners which are replaced every two weeks. Each aligner is custom made for your mouth only. Every time you replace an aligner, your teeth gradually move until they are straightened and achieve the final position required by your dentist.
Other than not being visible (which will save the patient any embarrassment), the advantages are no oral irritation, and they are removable when the patient eats, drinks and brushes their teeth. The patient may always take the aligner out for a short time when they have an important meeting or invitation they need to attend.
The ‘Invisalign’ aligners are created in series based on the required position of tooth shift. Each aligner creates shift of 0.05 mm. Each aligner is worn for 15 days before being replaced with the next in series.The duration of treatment varies from case to case. However, since ‘Invisalign’ treatment uses computer technology, no force is applied on the site where no shift is required. The duration of treatment with ‘Invisalign’ may be relatively shorter than the duration of standard orthodontic treatment.
First of all, Invisalign is literally invisible in your mouth and you may smile as you wish during the treatment.
You may easily take your aligner off when you drink something or brush your teeth, and eat whatever you want to eat.
You will not feel any discomfort with your teeth or gum because the treatment involves no metal brackets and soft aligners are used.
You will have no problems at all after you have the adaptation period of 1-2 days. If you have to deliver a speech for a very long time at a meeting, you may remove your Invisalign aligner for a couple of hours.
The duration of treatment varies depending on condition of cases. However, since Invisalign treatment uses computer technology, no force is applied on the site where no shift is required. The duration of treatment with Invisalign may be relatively shorter than the duration of standard orthodontic treatment.
As far as we observe on our patients, those who undergo Invisalign treatment, i.e., orthodontic treatment without metal brackets appear not to have a concern about when the treatment is completed.
It may take around 1-1.5 months to send your dental impression internationally, develop an online treatment plan, create your Invisalign aligners and clear then through customs. Although this period looks like a disadvantage, you will know how your treatment will end (including time) at the beginning of your treatment.