Orthodontic Corrections through clear Aligners / Invisalign
These are transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to correct position the teeth.
Clear aligner treatment involves an orthodontist or dentist, taking the mold of the patient’s teeth, which is used to create a digital tooth scan. The computerized model suggests the stages between the current and the desired tooth position and aligners are created for each stage.
Each aligner is worn for 20 hours a day. This moves the teeth slowely into the position agreed between the orthodontist or the dentist and the patient.
Treatment begins with taking x rays, photographs, a bite registration, and impression or intra oral scanning of the person’s teeth and gums. The dentists/orthodontist completes a written evaluation that includes diagnosis and treatment plan.
An intra oral scanning of the person’s teeth and gums or a scanned Dental impressions are used to create a digital 3D representation of the teeth. Technicians move the teeth to the desired location with the program, which creates the stages between current and the desired teeth positions. Anywhere from six to forty-eight aligners may be needed. Each aligners move the teeth by 0.25 to 0.33 millimeters.
On average the treatment takes 13.5 months, although treatment time varies based on the complexity of the planned teeth movements. The aligners are removed for brushing, flossing or eating. As clear aligners are made from plastic, they can be warped by hot liquids. While undergoing treatment you should limit your intake of hot liquids to protect the shape of your aligners and stop them from being stained. Once the treatment period has concluded, the patient is advised to continue wearing a retainer at night for the foreseeable future.