Clear aligners are clear, lightweight orthodontic dental braces usually used to correct teeth misalignment. They can be used on children and adults. There are different aligner technologies available. There is invisalign treatment which uses traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment which is clear, lightweight and made from clear material and Teeth Effects Bands which are clear, thin bands that go over the teeth and are used in combination with invisalign.
Invisalign treatment is an in-home treatment where a small plastic brace is worn overnight. This is similar to the wearing of metal braces but without the discomfort. Invisalign braces are custom-made braces that fit over each tooth and are made in order to provide the best alignment possible for that particular tooth. The aligner is placed directly over the misalignment. The dentist can adjust the Invisalign braces in order to make the most perfect, invisible alignment of each tooth.
The traditional metal braces are gradually becoming obsolete as new and improved technology has been developed. However, some of the treatments that use metal braces still continue to be used as they have proven effective. It is therefore important for patients and their families to understand how invisalign treatment works.
One major advantage of invisalign treatment is that there is no visible braces present. Patients will still require regular orthodontic visits although using clear aligners means that patients will not have to worry about how their teeth look. Metal braces are very noticeable and may cause embarrassment. For this reason clear aligners can be worn at night or while others are asleep. Invisalign treatments will not interfere with daily activities as they will be custom made. Therefore, patients will have improved oral hygiene, good smile, healthier gums and teeth and overall better oral health.
A second major advantage of invisalign treatment is that it is a low-cost procedure. The invisalign clear aligner trays are an investment that can last for three years or longer. Therefore, patients will save money over time when they pay for invisalign treatment in advance. To further reduce the expense of invisalign treatment, it is important to wear the aligner trays on a daily basis for the first six weeks and then every six weeks after the initial consultation.
Another advantage of invisalign treatment is that there are no limitations when it comes to appearance. This means that you can get braces even if your teeth are crooked, misaligned or point away from the centre of the mouth. Custom-made invisalign clear aligners will fit comfortably over the teeth and on the gum line. Therefore, they will not move around, which improves oral hygiene. In addition to this, there are several different types of invisible aligner trays, meaning that patients can choose the best option to suit their needs and their budget.
There is a further advantage of invisalign treatment that many people may not be aware of. This is that the metal brackets used during orthodontics will not cause any pain or discomfort. Typically, the metal brackets are made out of stainless steel and will feel more like rubber than anything else. Because of this, you will not feel any soreness or irritation when wearing the metal brackets around your teeth. Instead of feeling sore around the brackets as with braces, you will instead only feel irritation around the metal parts of the brackets.
Overall, the benefits of invisalign treatment far outweigh those associated with straightening teeth without this orthodontic treatment. With invisalign, you will not need to worry about getting braces, because braces will not be necessary. Invisalign treatments are also not only less expensive but also provide you with better cosmetic and functional benefits as well.