There are numerous methods to go about orthodontic treatment. A lot of people have misaligned teeth and are looking for a suitable method to realign their teeth. They turn to braces and other metal wires, brackets and retainers to get that perfect smile that they desire. These are the traditional methods. The problem with these methods is they do very little for the aesthetic beauty of the smile for the period in which they are worn. Also, due to the fact that they are fixed they do not promote oral health at all. However there is a new and improved method of going about orthodontic treatment, Invisalign.
Invisalign is a method that uses removable clear plastic and retainers that are almost invisible to re-align teeth that are crooked. You put on each aligner for about 22 hours each day for a fortnight before you moved on to the next aligner.
Invisalign is has an advantage over other methods of aligning teeth. To begin with, the retainers are removable. This means you can take them off during meals for better oral health. Also can be taken off when brushing your teeth. It is also a faster method of treating crooked teeth. It can straighten teeth in as little as six months. This makes it far faster than other means of teeth alignment like braces and metal wires that take two years. It is also preferable due to its cosmetic advantage. Because the retainers are virtually invisible. They also eliminate the demerits of fixed methods like tooth decay, shortening of the roots and root resorption.
Other braces also restrict the patient on what type of food they can take, avoiding bracket damaging foods. This is not the case with Invisalign as the patient can take them off when eating. However the braces are not taken off except when eating to complete the 22 hour per day rule and to ensure optimal results.
Invisalign is effective in:
- straightening misaligned teeth
- repairing an under-bite and an overbite
- spreading out crowded teeth and repairing teeth with large gaps.
The Dentists are Encino Dental Smiles are experts in all matters Invisalign, and have treated numerous patients both teens and adults, with all the listed cosmetic defects above.