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Invisalign® is a custom made set of clear plastic aligners which are comfortable and invisible as compared to traditional braces. If you are looking to straighten your teeth using the latest technology , Invisalign is your best choice. Invisalign aligners are often called ‘invisible braces’.
Patients who can wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 20- 22 hours a day are eligible for Invisalign. It is also the most recommended treatment for older teenagers and adults.
Custom aligners are created after taking a mould of your teeth which can be used to create a digital scan or by scanning your teeth directly using the latest imaging technology. These scans are used to create your custom aligners. Aligners are shaped such that they apply pressure in the right places to shift the alignment of the teeth. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendation, your aligners might need to be changed every one or two weeks.
After initial consultation, your provider would be able to give you the approximate cost as it varies on the complexity of the case.
Invisalign comes with clear and nearly invisible aligners, this is a great treatment to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious as compared to traditional braces.
A significant number of patients who have previously opted for traditional braces have switched to Invisalign which is a more discrete solution to improve their smile further. The best person to guide you would be your Invisalign provider after the initial consultation. Please make sure to let your provider know of any other dental work you’ve had done.
It may take a day or two for your mouth to get the feel of the Invisalign aligners. This depends on person to person and is a temporary effect. Though it is recommended to keep the aligners for 20-22 hours per day for best outcomes, you may remove them for important occasions like weddings, job interviews etc. However, removing the aligners for the purpose of smoking or using tobacco is a bad idea as the aligner trays get impacted and leads to overall wellness of your mouth and other organs as well.
Following an invisalign treatment, the steps to be followed are:
Invisalign can help with the following problem areas