Invisalign - The Invisible Braces Option12 Nov, 2015
Invisalign - The Invisible Braces Option
How does Invisalign Work?
The system consists of clear aligners that you wear all day, every day, and replace approximately every two weeks. Every individual aligner is crafted with the exact measurements of your teeth, then tailor-made to fit your mouth. As you replace each clear aligner with a new one, your bite will gradually be guided into the proper place with gentle pressure from the trays. To create your perfect smile, your dentist will use computer imaging to create the Invisalign plans, and take bite impressions of your mouth. The number of Invisalign trays you will require over the course of your orthodontic treatment depends on the extent of your dental problems.
The Invisalign dental system also offers improved dental hygiene over metal braces. Since you can remove the retainers, you can easily brush and floss your teeth, eliminating the problems caused by metal braces when food becomes trapped between brackets and wires and leads to decay and staining.
What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Treat?
Orthodontic problems can be caused by a number of issues, such as bad dental hygiene habits, genetics, jaw problems, issues like teeth grinding (bruxism) and periodontal disease. Invisalign can treat a number of dental conditions, such as overly crowded teeth, gum disease, crossbite, gaps between teeth, wear on the teeth, and bone loss.
The Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign does cost more than other types of braces, and this cost varies depending on how many clear trays your treatment will require. Some types of dental insurance may cover your orthodontic treatment, and in many cases, the coverage for Invisalign turns out to be the same as it would be for traditional metal braces.
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