Invisalign vs Braces
- Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible so it’s difficult for others to notice the treatment.
- Most patients may feel pressure in the early stage when starting with the first few Invisalign aligners.
- Invisalign aligners are removable. You can remove them before eating/drinking.
- Approximately 6-8 weeks between doctor visits.
- Invisalign treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process.
- The wires and brackets of traditional braces are visible.
- Most patients may feel pain each time braces are adjusted.
- Braces are fixed and not removable during the teeth straightening treatment.
- Approximately 3-4 weeks between doctor visits.
- Traditional braces can only give you an estimate of the duration of treatment at the beginning.
Previewing your smileSeeing is believing. Your dentist can show you a preview of your new smile before you even get started.
- What is the Invisalign System?
- How does Invisalign treatment work?
- How many patients have undergone Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. With our proprietary SmartForce Technology, the Invisalign System uses a series of custom-made removable aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, allowing you to keep your lifestyle during treatment. The Invisalign System is available through Invisalign-trained doctors who determine the treatment plan.
Once you and your Invisalign-trained doctor agree that Invisalign treatment is right for you, your doctor will take photos, X-rays, and either impressions or a scan of your teeth. These records will be used to make a 3D treatment plan, referred to as the ClinCheck treatment plan, which will be used to design the custom-made Invisalign aligners. This 3D treatment plan will also show your likely final tooth position at the end of the treatment. Your custom-made Invisalign aligners will be produced and then shipped to your doctor, who will then give you a series of aligners, typically 3 to 4 sets at a time. You will replace each one approximately every 2 weeks until the final position of your teeth is reached.
More than 3 million patients worldwide have now started Invisalign treatment and the number of Invisalign smiles grows.
What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?
Like other teeth straightening approaches, Invisalign aligners are also an effective way to straighten teeth. There are also several other specific advantages to Invisalign treatment:
- Virtually invisible
- More comfortable
- Potentially fewer doctor visits
- Visualise the progressive movement
Invisalign aligners are a clear alternative to braces, giving you a virtually invisible treatment option that lets you keep your confidence, youthful smile, and lifestyle even when you are in treatment.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable, with no metal brackets to irritate your gums or the inside of your mouth.
Maintain oral hygiene: Invisalign aligners are removable so it’s easier to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health during treatment.
Invisalign treatment typically requires fewer doctor visits than some types of braces.
Invisalign Treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process, from the beginning to the end. Also, some patients may require additional steps like refinement, to complete the treatment .
Further appointments can be made for any treatment you require following a check up and clean.
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