Although innovation has moved great strides for the past centuries, dentists might find the 90s a revolutionary period for orthodontics. One of the reasons is the invention of Invisalign. This dental device answers all worries from patients who avoid the treatment due to pain and awkwardness. As simple as it may sound, this product is a solution to teeth misalignment with the use of clear dental trays.
Other than its appearance, the clear aligners are also light-weight and removable. As a result, patients no longer complain about uncomfortable metal wires or flashy brackets. It’s also not a problem to eat or clean the teeth since there’s no more hindrance. It’s like a breath of fresh air from a congested city.
Nevertheless, some patients may not be a good fit for traditional Invisalign. Just like any other procedure, its features have limits to treat different kinds of teeth malformation. Fortunately, researchers do not stop at giving one solution to one problem. Introducing, the other types of clear aligners.
Which type of Invisalign suits me?
Among the types of clear aligners, the dentists consider this one the prototype and the best. It treats most cases of teeth misalignment, even the complex ones. During the Invisalign Full treatment, its necessary for patients to wear the set of clear aligners for a span of 18 months.
They may only remove it when they eat or brush their teeth. Practically, the patients need to have them on for at least 22 hours a day for maximum results.
It is so much like the traditional Invisalign but more efficient for mild to moderate crooked teeth issues. Having said this, the treatment is usually completed after 6 to 8 months. It works best as a quicker solution to fix uneven teeth before going into a cosmetic dental procedure.
Cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and crowns would need the teeth to be straight and whitened first for an optimum outcome.
Behold, the latest model of all clear aligners. It’s still got the sleek, virtually invisible, and super light-weight feature. What else makes it good, you might ask? Well, it could restore a beautiful smile in just 3 months! The Invisalign i7 is perfect for slight flaws, like 2 to 3 teeth that’s out of proportion. Some of these slight issues are results of post-aligner issues. Some teeth tend to go back to its original position if there was nothing to hold them in place, such as retainers.
You don’t have to worry about relapses or wires anymore with the i7 as it easily straightens your teeth again.
Another type of clear aligners is called the “express” type. From the name itself, it provides an express or fast result for its user. Interestingly, Express and i7 have similar features and process. However, this sort only requires the patient to maintain 10 sets of aligner trays in less than a year. That might not suffice for a mild crooked teeth problem.
Make sure your dentist knows the most suitable treatment for you. At New Hamburg Dental, Invisalign treatment is recommended after a very careful evaluation and assessment.
Last but not least, the clear aligners for your conscious teens. Aside from the custom qualities of a traditional Invisalign, this type durably withstands the developing teeth of an adolescent. It also has a compliance indicator, which shows as a blue mark or dot at the side of the dental device. This fades when your child constantly wears it throughout the treatment period. You don’t have to worry if he’s really wearing it or just keep forgetting about it.
Teeth misalignment or crookedness is such a common issue. That’s why the Invisalign dentist ensures to provide the perfect solution for each specific dental needs.