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What Is Invisalign And How Does It Work?

Posted on 9/25/2023 by All About Orthodontics
What Is Invisalign And How Does It Work?Invisalign is one of the widely used dental alignment approaches. It utilizes a sequence of transparent, detachable aligners to align teeth and correct various dental misalignments effectively. These aligners are custom-made for each individual using advanced computer imaging technology. However, it is important to note that Invisalign may not be suitable for severe orthodontic cases or complex bite issues.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign treatment involves using multiple sets of aligner trays to gradually achieve the desired tooth positions. The process begins with creating a personalized treatment plan using 3D scans of your teeth and jaws. Each aligner tray in the series is custom designed to apply gentle pressure on specific teeth, facilitating their movement and improvement over time.

A certain level of tooth movement is accomplished after wearing an aligner tray for a designated period, usually around two weeks. You then progress to the next aligner tray in the series, which continues the incremental adjustments based on the treatment plan. This cycle of wearing a set of aligners and progressing to the next one is repeated until your teeth are straightened and your smile is enhanced according to the planned outcome.

The number of aligners required and the overall treatment duration vary based on your case's complexity and the specific treatment goals. Regular check-ups with our orthodontist will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is on track. Adjustments and refinements may be made during these check-ups, and new sets of aligner trays will be provided as necessary.

It is crucial to follow our orthodontist's instructions and consistently wear the aligners as prescribed. Compliance with the recommended wear time, typically around 20-22 hours per day, is essential for achieving the desired tooth positions and obtaining a more aligned and improved smile.
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