Invisalign is a clear orthodontic aligner which is used to treat issues related to malocclusion.
It works similar to dental braces, i.e. pressure is applied to the teeth to bring about a change
in their alignment and position. In the recent years, they have become highly sought-after as
they are virtually undetectable. This spares the patient from the embarrassment of using
Why should you opt for Invisalign?
Crooked or misaligned teeth are said to affect over 74% of the individuals in the USA.
Crooked teeth often lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal as they act as a
breeding ground for microbes. If left untreated for a long time, misaligned teeth could lead to
change in the shape of the jawbone and also the loosening of the teeth from their sockets.
Invisalign helps resolve many such malocclusion issues such as crowding of teeth, excessive
the spacing of teeth, too long teeth and various types of a bad bite.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
- They are virtually invisible.
- They can be used to treat various types of malocclusion issues, ranging from simple to
- complex issues.
- The teeth movement can be predicted and controlled very precisely.
- Performing daily activities such as chewing food, brushing, flossing would not be
- They are removable.
- Too many visits to the dentist's office are not required.
- It is a confidence booster among teens.
- The risk of injury is reduced.
Advantages of Invisalign over braces and other clear aligners
- Invisalign can be used to treat both simple and complex cases. Whereas, other clear aligners can treat only simple malocclusion issues.
- The movement of the teeth can be monitored closely and controlled. Neither braces nor other clear aligners are capable of doing this.
- One can eat different types of food without having to worry while using Invisalign. This isn't possible in the case of braces as the food particles may get stuck between them.
- Brushing and flossing would be difficult in the case of braces. But, Invisalign doesn't affect such cleaning activities.
- It doesn't require frequent visits to the dentist, i.e. one visit every four to six weeks would suffice. But braces and other aligners require more attention from the dentist.
- Braces have sharp edges and brackets, which may injure the patient. There's no such risk involved with Invisalign.
- Invisalign is removable, while braces are fixed.
An initial screening process will be conducted where the dentist carefully examines the
various malocclusion issues. Next, a panoramic x-ray, photos and a digital scan will be taken