Invisalign® is an innovative solution to many patients’ worries regarding orthodontic care. This relatively new and exciting option is for patients who are interested in fixing their bite and want to maximize the esthetics during treatment.
Invisalign clear aligner trays are a method that relies on some of the same principles behind braces; however, this method consists in wearing several sequential clear plastic retainer-like trays, which over time, straighten the teeth. Unlike braces, aligners won’t perform simultaneous movements and only push teeth into the right position. Wearing Invisalign aligners is a commitment, as you need to wear the trays for up to 22 hours per day. You can still remove them for eating and brushing.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN® CLEAR ALIGNERS IN NATOMAS
While the most obvious advantage to Invisalign is that it looks great, there are additional benefits of note. One significant plus is that, unlike treatment with traditional braces, there are no restrictions on what a patient can eat or drink.
Compared to patients with traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign® patients have easier access to clean their teeth, as they can simply remove the aligner for brushing and flossing.
CONSIDERATIONS WITH INVISALIGN®
Not all people are candidates for Invisalign treatment, however, especially if the planned teeth movements required are extensive and complex. In addition, it is important to note that even if someone is an Invisalign candidate, they might need an interproximal reduction or slight shaving of the sides of the teeth from their orthodontist to create more space for the teeth to move.
A patient must be diligent in keeping track of and wearing the trays for the prescribed time, and if they lose or damage the trays, get in contact with their orthodontist to replace the aligner quickly to avoid the shifting of teeth.
Overall, Invisalign® can be a great option for a patient who does not have extensive orthodontic problems and who will be diligent in wearing the aligners. Get in touch with the best orthodontist Natomas residents can find, Dr. David Markham, to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign®.