When looking to fix orthodontic issues and improve your smile, most people prefer Invisalign treatment because it uses clear aligners that make the treatment less noticeable; the aligners are removable, which makes it easier to maintain your normal diet and oral care routine; and the system is generally more comfortable because there’s no metal to irritate your gums, tongue, or lips
Invisalign aligners are made from medical-grade, a thermoplastic polymer that has the high elasticity to allow for a more precise aligner fit and superior tooth movement, as well as to facilitate the delivery of a gentle and constant force during treatment with great comfort. Each set of aligners is custom-made to deliver a perfect fit over your teeth.
Beyond that, there are a few requirements for successful treatment, including:
Treatment for Less Severe Orthodontic Issues
If you are looking to straighten your teeth or improve your smile by correcting mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as overcrowded or protruding teeth, malocclusion or bad bite, or under/cross/overbites, then your orthodontist may recommend Invisalign.
Wear the Aligners for the Recommended Duration
Unlike braces that are fixed to your teeth, which means that the treatment will continue without requiring your input, Invisalign aligners require active participation from the patient. You’re required to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only when eating and brushing/flossing your teeth. You need to follow the direction strictly to ensure that your treatment proceeds as required, and doesn’t take longer than intended as this will increase the cost of treatment as well.
Choose an Age-Appropriate Invisalign System
The standard Invisalign system is designed for use by adults of all ages because their teeth and jaws have finished growing and developing. Adults are also motivated and responsible enough to wear their aligners as directed by the Invisalign specialist. That said, there is an option for teens known as Invisalign Teen that allows teenagers to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign when straightening their teeth. Some unique features of this option include:
- Power ridges that facilitate the growth of tooth roots into the right places
- Extra features to accommodate the developing teeth in teens
- Tools to help ensure teens wear each set of aligners for the recommended time
- Complimentary replacements in case the aligners are lost or damaged
Consult an Orthodontist
Please consult your Invisalign specialist in Chula Vista, CA to learn more about the Invisalign system and whether it’s right for your case.