Once we determine you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we create records. The records are:
- Pictures of your teeth and face
- Dental impressions
- Set of X-rays
When all your records are ready and we have the case created with the treatment to be followed, we send them to Invisalign with detailed instructions on how we want our teeth to move.
When Invisalign obtains your records, the first thing they do is scan your impressions, in order to have a 3D computer record. Your technicians will move your teeth step by step in the computer model to your final positions.
Invisalign makes the changes, and then we review them again. In general, we need to do this procedure a couple of times to place the teeth exactly where we want them.
The moment we are satisfied with the procedure and we see how it is that the teeth remain when the treatment is finished, we communicate with Invisalign to make a series of trays (called aligners) and send them to our office. It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks from the time of printing until we return the trays to our office.
You will use a set of Invisalign trays for two weeks at a time. Each tray is created so that the teeth are a little straighter with each tray change. The teeth will move approximately from 1 to 10 mm per tray. This puts constant pressure on your teeth, and for two weeks, your teeth will move to match the tray.
Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better
The metal braces can clearly make the appearance of your mouth and your smile look less attractive. They are clearly visible especially in adults in addition to the fact that the food can easily get caught without one noticing. Invisalign clear braces are practically invisible when you look at a person using Invisalign gives you the impression that they are not wearing braces, thanks to this Invisalign is in great demand because it looks attractive while creating the smile you want.
Invisalign® Can Be Removed When Necessary
When one of our specialists performs a procedure with metal braces you should always leave them in place until the treatment is finished, it is a process that can last several months, and each day makes it difficult to clean your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene, unlike Invisalign that are easily removable in any occasion that you want, for example when we want to eat something or drink something you can remove them without any problem.
Invisalign® Straighten Teeth Faster
Any treatment of metal braces can last up to 3 years, it all depends on the amount of adjustments that each patient has to make until all their teeth are the way they want. Invisalign can last up to a year and a half depending on what conditions your teeth are in, in some cases it can last only a few months.
Invisalign® Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums
Metal braces are made of wires and pieces of metal that can affect the inside of your mouth, also if the accumulated food is not removed every day can cause a disease in the gums. Invisalign are safe and comfortable, do not include anything sharp that can affect your gums and being very easy to clean do not run the same risk as with metal braces to acquire some type of gum disease.