What is Invisalign?
The wonders of modern technology have us all marvelling at the speed and effectiveness that seemingly impossible procedures are now completed.
Invisalign in Clapham, for example, is just another one of these marvels.
When it comes to their own teeth and not simply replacing or covering up existing problems, people understand that in order to have lifelong positive changes, those changes don’t simply take a day to have done. But with this procedure, people can walk out of the door on their first day feeling great about the future and great about themselves right now.
These clear teeth aligners are inconspicuous and almost invisible, making them immensely popular with teens and adults alike. They are convenient and can fit into anyone’s lifestyle as they can be taken out for eating and cleaning or at times when they might get in the way such as when playing sports or on an occasional night out.
Who are they for?
This treatment is perfect for people with moderate misalignments to their teeth or common bite abnormalities such as underbites, crossbites or overbites. There are different packages available for different patients such as Invisalign Lite and Teen.
Do they really work?
From independent reviewers from across the globe, 89% of people positively rated this procedure to be ‘worth it’. Results generally start being seen after three months and can take upwards of a year to complete however a standard procedure does generally last for a year.
Of course, there are the common side effects associated with any orthodontic treatment of this kind that include pressure and soreness in the jaw as the teeth are slowly moved and pressed into a correct position. A slight lisp can be present as the tongue gets used to the extra thickness around a person’s teeth.
For it to work, it is recommended to wear these aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. The most important aspect to consider and essential to the success of the treatment is a correct diagnosis and an accurate and suitable plan of attack. With regular checkups and visits and by wearing a retainer after treatment, there is really no reason for failure.
What is involved during the procedure?
There are generally four simple steps from introduction to the process to completion. Firstly, a patient is assessed for viability for the program through a case assessment. Photos are taken and looked over to ensure that it will work effectively.
Next, a series of x rays, digital scans and dental impressions are taken of the patient’s teeth. A digital treatment plan is developed and results can be shown through a 3D video to boost confidence and excitement for the future whilst giving a realistic view of expectation.
Aligners are given to wear every day for around 22 hours each day. Since they are removable, there is no disruption to daily life with oral hygiene and eating routines remaining unchanged.
Every month or so, the dentist will invite the patient back to check on the process and provide the patient with a new set of aligners. Retainers are recommended to wear after the treatment has finished.
An effortless procedure that is great for teens and busy adults – this is the future of orthodontic correction.
Has your Dentist advised Invisalign to correct your overbite? What a refreshing alternative to braces!