Not everyone is born with straight teeth. And over time, it is common for your teeth to shift and become crowded. Sometimes spaces appear between teeth and become more noticeable on photographs. Aside from esthetic concerns, malaligned teeth wear faster and fracture more often. Damage occurs slowly, often over a period of years. The earlier these changes are addresses, the simpler the solution.
Invisalign is an orthodontic concept and the technique it uses to move teeth has become more sophisticated over the last ten years. Computer simulation of anticipated required movements enables fabrication of a series of clear aligners. Each set is worn for a period of two weeks and then replaced with a fresh new set of aligners. Teeth are moved incrementally until the desired result is achieved.
Treatment time varies depending on the complexity of the case and is comparable, if not faster than conventional bracket and wire orthodontic movement . But one of the most critical factors that relates to a successful treatment outcome is having consistent wear times of greater than 22 hours daily. Inconsistent or sub-optimal wear time will prolong treatment time and additional impressions may be necessary mid way through treatment if the teeth not had the time to have their movements expressed fully. Our mutual goal is to achieve the desired result quickly and according to plan.
One of the important advantages of choosing a removable orthodontic appliance is that it makes it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Your aligners are removed while eating and for brushing and flossing. Clear liquids are allowed but colored liquids should be avoided while wearing them.