Now, we can say goodbye to teeth problems, and goodbye even to those ugly metal braces. Introducing, Invisalign treatment, an invisible teeth straightening process without the need for dental braces. Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear, removable teeth aligners, without metal wires or brackets.
The specifications of the invisible teeth aligners are calculated by your Invisalign dentists/orthodontists and are manufactured specifically to help shift /shape your teeth into place.
And since these aligners are custom-made; you can get the smile you have always wanted. In fact, this technologically advanced dental treatment has been proven to be effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of dentists are certified to treat their patients with Invisalign.
The process of Invisalign is very intricate and advanced. First, the Invisalign dentist takes impressions of your teeth (or X-rays, photographs, etc), to give the aligners the custom fit. Once these impressions are processed at their labs and other intricacies are taken care of, a bunch of aligners for each stage of the treatment are shipped to your Invisalign dentist.
Each set of aligners is meant to be worn for 2 weeks, removed only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you change the aligner set at the interval of 2 weeks, your teeth move and take shape little by little, until they are straightened to the desired position that you and your dentist decided.
Normally, this process takes about 9 to 15 months. It is recommended that during this tenure, one should visit the dentist once every 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned and there are no hitches.