Invisalign is a part of cosmetic dentistry. The only alternative was the metal braces many of us wore in our teens or had a friend who wore them.
Teens who had the procedure performed had to endure the bullying that comes with a smile that looks like a 1955 Buick grill. Adults who had the procedure performed were required to be aware of the boring process.
The Invisalign clear aligners allows teens and adults to achieve their ideal smile without having to deal with the pain, discomfort, and difficulty associated with traditional braces.
Invisalign isn't actually braces. After an orthodontic evaluation, the Invisalign system is revolutionary in terms of dental alignment. An impression of the patient's teeth is taken.
The manufacturer will take the impressions and create 18-30 soft, clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over each row of teeth. The virtually invisible aligner is worn two weeks before being replaced by another.
The replacement of the aligner is done every two weeks until you achieve the desired results. To monitor progress and maintain hygiene, an orthodontist visits every 8-10 weeks.
There is no need for maintenance or adjustment. It's a pleasant process that leaves patients feeling confident and at ease. The wearer must keep the aligner in position for 22 hours during the treatment.