When you and your dentist have decided that Invisalign is right for you, then you are ready to embark on the Invisalign journey and gain a brighter smile. There are a few things along the way that will assist the patient and the doctor that Invisalign provides with the trays, Invisalign Pontic System, Invisalign Interproximal Reduction (IPR) Starter kit, and Invisalign Cleaning System. That is a mouthful, but I will explain each one briefly so that patients can get a general idea of what to expect.
Invisalign Pontic System – This is for patients with large gaps or missing teeth during the treatment. What the Pontic system can do is allow doctors to easily fabricate an aesthetic plastic tooth inside each Aligner for patients who are missing teeth and/or require tooth extractions for their orthodontic treatment. With each aligner the Pontic will need to be replaced, but the kit comes with over 150 pontics. This will make those gaps where your aligners are “not so invisible” and the dentist will be able to match it to the color of your teeth to give it a more natural look.
Interproximal Reduction – Much like the last one, this little goodie in the kit is for the dentist only. The IPR system as the Align guys call it, are instruments that allow tooth reshaping to take place with extremely high precision and accuracy. This will help in many crowding cases where patient’s teeth are affected. A lot of it is confusing, and unless you’re a dentist you don’t need to know all about this great little tool included in what you and the dentist pay for.
Invisalign Cleaning System – I think this is pretty self-explanatory, and is for the patient at home not the dentist. It includes tablets to help in keeping those aligners at least somewhat invisible. Without this cleaning kit, your aligners could be in pretty bad shape after a few weeks. Be sure to take advantage of this product because it will definitely help.
These are the 3 major things that have been added to the Invisalign packages. The dentist and you pay for the quality and stuff that comes with your treatment. Take advantage of these things and ask your dentist/orthodontist how they work and what you can do to make the best of your situation. “Here’s to your journey!” Cheers