A perfect smile is the dream of every person who is unhappy with the shape of their smile. A good smile is what gives you a certain confidence when joining conversations with colleagues and seniors. Smiles are the windows to a person’s soul and your smile can make you look either attractive and confident or weird and anxious.
Smiles can get affected by a lot of reasons, but the most notorious is the malocclusion of the teeth and jaw. A lot many people experience this abnormality in their teeth and jaws, which alters the look of their smiles. Malocclusion is the protruding of teeth. It alters the shape of the smile and also hampers the natural bite shape. Protruding teeth look bigger when you smile. General dentistry can provide you with braces as a solution to this problem. But braces and retainers take time to have their effect and in the interim, you have to walk around with brackets showing on your teeth. Invisalign is an alternative to braces and retainers.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative alternative to braces and dental retainers for malocclusions. It is a kind of invisible dental alignment device. Well, it’s not totally invisible, but one will have to look very closely at your teeth to know that you’re under treatment. Invisalign works as both the brace and the retainer. It is made of high-grade poly-fibers that are constructed according to the shape of the patient’s jaw and teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign makes it possible for you to go about your daily social life without having to worry about the brackets or braces showing.
Invisalign fits over the teeth easily and is made of clear transparent material that covers the teeth. Invisalign can get you the required general dentistry treatment without decreasing your confidence. The clear aligners make sure that you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of breaking the wires of your braces due to hard foods. The aligners are removable and can be worn again during bed time or any other time when you’re not using your teeth. The ability to be removed and worn again at any time of the day is what makes Invisalign more comfortable than braces.
How does Invisalign Work?
If you want to use Invisalign for the treatment of your malocclusions, you will first have to consult a dentist, so that they can suggest and determine what kind of aligners you would need. When the dentist is done studying your jaw shape and teeth structure, a high tech 3D scanning software is used to ascertain the shape and lining of the teeth and gums. The scans are then sent to the Invisalign lab where the production team works on the Invisalign. It takes about 2-3 weeks before your first aligners arrive. The aligners then keep getting smaller and different in shape in every 3-4 weeks. This gradually changes the shape of the jaw and the alignment of teeth. The first aligner is supposed to be worn for a long time before the second set arrives. Further aligners are constructed to retain the changing teeth structure and to keep the changes occurring until the teeth are fully and properly aligned.
If you’re looking for a suitable alternative to braces, you can have Invisalign for better treatment comfort. Eat, talk or smile without feeling awkward. Contact our dental clinic for general dentistry with orthodontic treatments and devices at Beverly Heights Dental.