These days, a good smile has become necessary. It can dictate one’s self-esteem and interpersonal skills. Unfortunately, not everyone has been gifted with beautiful smiles. Others may have simply taken their teeth for granted when growing up, leading to misaligned teeth. Before, the only recourse was to wear metal braces that were both painful and embarrassing. Now a new way of tooth correction can be experienced by visiting the clinics of Invisalign orthodontists.
Invisalign orthodontists have the same goals as regular dentists specializing in corrective dentistry. However, they use a revolutionary treatment system that may finally attract persons with misaligned teeth who would have otherwise turned away at the sight of a metal brace.
Invisalign procedures involve a transparent aligner designed to form a dental patient’s teeth. In an almost-similar manner, these aligners straighten the teeth until the desired form is achieved.
The advantages from traditional braces are clear. Since there are no metal braces and the aligner is made of a strong but clear material, the wearer can have the confidence to go out without anyone noticing the it.
The material used in aligners are also gentle to the gums and teeth, unlike metal braces that, when improperly handled, can cause the gums to bleed. Furthermore, the aligners are removable, allowing the wearer to eat and drink properly as well as brush the teeth with no fear.
Invisalign orthodontists usually begin the treatment by discussing with the patient his or her desired look. The teeth are then digitally photographed to create a three-dimensional model. From the models, the dentists can then design a set of aligners that will straighten the teeth.
The aligners are custom made for each patient and are worn for at least two weeks. After two weeks, a new aligner with adjustments will be worn for the same time.
Overall, the treatment becomes preferred by many not only because not everyone notices the aligners but also because of the precise plan that is specific for an individual.