How long do you need to wear Invisalign?
The primary advantages of Invisible braces aligners are that they are completely invisible moreover they and very comfortable when compared to the traditional orthodontic appliances such as the metal or ceramic braces that contain brackets and wires which can constantly rub and cause friction with the surrounding soft tissues. The total number of clear aligner trays that are given by an orthodontist vary from patient to patient. During the initial stages.
The patient might face a little discomfort before they get used to it. Invisalign is removable, unlike the traditional appliances which are usually fixed. The orthodontists usually advise the patients to remove these aligners while chewing food to make mastication more comfortable and wear them back later. Patients will also be shown a simulation of the desired orthodontic movements even before the treatment starts so that they can picture the final results!
Invisalign treatment time may differ depending on the malocclusion and the extent of movement required for each tooth that need correction. Approximately our clients will achieve the desired results within six months to one year. But the accurate time required for the treatment can only be determined after the consultation which includes an Invisalign scan and an OPG by your orthodontist. If the treatment plan includes only the anterior teeth or just one dental arch on the maxillae of mandible the treatment will be completed sooner than that which includes corrections involving both the arches which is usually long. After the completion of the treatment, there is a retention phase wherein your orthodontist will give you a pair of retainers so that the desired position with respect to your tooths's root achieves anchorage with the alveolar bone.
Does Invisalign work?
Invisalign clear aligners act just like the traditional metal braces, but the differentiating factor is that it's completely invisible and doesn't compromise anything with respect to your appearance during the treatment phase!
Unfortunately, Invisalign is not compatible with all the cases. Your orthodontist needs to scan your dental arches and diagnose your malocclusion to check if you are compatible with the spectrum of cases which can be treated with Invisalign. Invisalign technology is evolving day by day and is able to treat many cases compared to the past years.
Clear aligner technology in the past was only able to treat simple cases, but in the year 2019 is can also treat complex cases such as underbites and deep bites as well!
The major drawback which a few patients face is that the Invisalign trays usually have to be worn all day long, which many feel is a fuss depending on their lifestyle. Many orthodontists advise their clients to remove Invisalign while having meals which can make many people feel socially awkward when they are surrounded by other people.
If the above-mentioned disadvantages are nor bearable by one they can opt for the less visible time-tested ceramic braces which are less inconspicuous and work compared to the metal brackets and wires.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Some Benefits of the Invisalign system!
The Invisalign clear aligners definitely create the desired tooth movements to establish a proper occlusion. These invisible trays are generated by the Invisalign software and labs after a scan and are recommended to be worn for at least 24 hours a day, the trays have to be changed once in 21 days. The overall treatment duration can last for somewhere between six months to one year. The treatment phase is followed by the retention phase where in your orthodontist will give you a retainer to achieve anchorage in the achieved tooth position. The most important advantage of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. These invisible braces are very compatible with professionals such as sales representatives and air hostess wherein the visible appliances are not an option. It is also a very feasible option for socially active individuals as no one can notice them! Another important advantage of the Invisalign clear aligners are that they don't interfere with one's speech or pronunciation, it can also be a very good option in children who are still learning new words wherein the pronunciation can be a challenge.
Invisalign involves a series of trays that are provided to the patients, the number of trays depends on the complexity and the extent of the movement. Invisalign clear aligners are completely removable and can be a major advantage to numerous individuals without the fuss of brackets and wires. The patient is advised to change the trays after the previous tray has finished its job of moving the teeth to its designed destination. They are very advantageous because they can be removed while chewing and brushing which avoids the unwanted interruptions.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
It's a known fact that the traditional metal and ceramic braces can hurt, thanks to their brackets and wires. If the wires are not cut or trimmed properly they can cause abrasions and lacerations on the oral soft tissue and may even lead to painful ulcers.
Thanks to the latest Invisalign technology, these are clear aligners have a smooth and transparent surface. The tooth movements can be slower than the clear aligners but are still very effective and comfortable. They are crafted to an exact fit avoiding any abrasions or lacerations in your oral cavity!
need to change your diet and as the aligners are removable, it is simple to maintain good oral hygiene. Getting a straighter smile couldn’t be easier.
Invisalign is a fantastic and affordable treatment solution which can treat a wide variety of cases including over-crowded, gappy teeth, underbite, crossbite and overbite. The aligners should be worn 22 hours a day and the treatment time usually takes 12 to 18 months. Invisalign will shift your teeth and jawline to fix the overbite. Only in extreme cases, surgery may be required to fix the overbite problem. Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign
How many times a day can I remove Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign can be removed when you need to chew meals and also during brushing twice a day. Many orthodontists recommend wearing Invisalign at least twenty hours a day to facilitate the required tooth movements.
The clear aligner trays are completely removable and a demonstration will be given by your orthodontist to insert and remove them in the proper path of insertion. These aligners have to be replaced by the proceeding sent once in fifteen to twenty days. Make sure you keep them safe when you remove them multiple times a day as they are delicate.
How successful is the Invisalign clear aligners technology in India?
Invisalign technology is relatively new to the Indian market compared to the United States. Many Orthodontists have started taking us the Invisalign course and are certified to provide Invisalign treatment.
This is that kind of a service which cannot be provided in a general average dental practise set up, as high-end expensive equipment such as OPGs and Invisalign scanners are mandatory at the diagnosis stage itself. Moreover, the Orthodontists (who train for 3+ years in the field of orthodontics) have to be Invisalign certified as well which is an added course after one's postgraduation.
The main set back for many Indians is that the Invisalign aligners are very expensive as it is patented and crafted by a U.S based firm. There are cheaper alternatives such as clear path which are Indian brands but are not yet proven to be clinically effective, thus Invisalign technology still stands tall in the Indian market as well!
Brands such as clear path have a reputation for not even being as effective as the traditional metal braces, which many Orthodontists in India claim. If Invisalign is a clear no in your case due to it's cost, you can still try opting for a clear path as that technology is also evolving day by day with continued research!
What are the few disadvantages of the Invisalign clear aligners?
Many disadvantages still exist which Invisalign is trying to rectify. In the recent past, these clear aligners could only fix simple orthodontic cases, but nevertheless, it is evolving to solve complex cases such as deep bites as well. Still many surgical orthodontic cases are difficult to solve and are not compatible with the Invisalign technology.
The second disadvantage is that Invisalign has to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, but are far better and more hassle-free than fixed orthodontic appliances. Some patients remove their aligners multiple times a day usually while chewing and this increases the chances of breakage or loss of the trays.
The third major disadvantage is that they are very expensive to an average Indian due to the patented technology which is based out of the United States.
The fourth disadvantage is the accessibility, an average dental practice in India might not have the technology such as OPG or scanning equipment as they are investment heavy and the orthodontists have to be Invisalign certified to provide the treatment.
How can Invisalign treatment be used to correct overbites or underbites?
Traditional metal and ceramic braces use wires and bonded brackets to align your teeth and correct the malocclusion, Invisalign uses clear invisible removable aligners.
Invisalign aligners are fabricated to correctly fit your teeth and rest exactly on the surface of the enamel. When worn they are absolutely invisible and don't cause any discomfort to the surrounding soft tissues. When worn as instructed they will correct overbites and under bits as well as they are precisely designed to move your teeth to the designated position. Your lifestyle will not be compromised thanks to their virtually invisible and removable patient technology form the United States.