Clear Aligners or Invisalign

Clear Aligners or Invisalign

Invisaligners are orthodontic custom made devices used to correct alignment issues and straighten up teeth. As the term implies these are clear plastic trays of polyurethane material which virtually invisible covering all aesthetic concerns of the patient.

So that this is the best option for those people who live a social life making it one of the most convenient treatment method.

The changes on tooth area unlike other type of braces are obtained by a series of trays to move the teeth gradually over time. These are changed over a gap of 2 weeks in stages until they are in the desired position bringing up the confidence level in the patient to smile wholeheartedly.

Advantages of Using Invisaligners

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Flexibility and their ease of handling has helped to gain more popularity among patients as they are very gentle on teeth.
Travel friendly
Frequent dental visits are not required.
Helps to maintain and improve oral hygiene where traditional ones are a bit challenging as they are fixed.
No diet restrictions are to be followed while using these which gives more diet options to the patient making it more convenient.
Comparatively Less time is required to correct malalignments.
Can also function as a night guard for those patients who have a habit of teeth grinding at night.
  • Flexibility and their ease of handling has helped to gain more popularity among patients as they are very gentle on teeth.
  • Travel friendly
  • Frequent dental visits are not required
  • Helps to maintain and improve oral hygiene where traditional ones are a bit challenging  as they are fixed.
  • No diet restrictions are to be followed while using these which gives more diet options to the patient making it more convenient.
  • Comparatively Less time is required to correct malalignments
  • Can also function as a night guard for those patients who have a habit of teeth grinding at night
Flexibility and their ease of handling has helped to gain more popularity among patients as they are very gentle on teeth.
Travel friendly
Frequent dental visits are not required.
Helps to maintain and improve oral hygiene where traditional ones are a bit challenging as they are fixed.
No diet restrictions are to be followed while using these which gives more diet options to the patient making it more convenient.
Comparatively Less time is required to correct malalignments.
Can also function as a night guard for those patients who have a habit of teeth grinding at night.

Duration Of Treatment

Usually it can take upto an year but this is completely according to the patients case and requirements.

How Invisalign Works

Computer software designs the 3D  plan of the patients case  after scanning of entire oral cavity. It creates a complete treatment plan demonstrating initial position of the tooth to the desired final tooth position.

This gives a clear idea what will be the post treatment effect on patients profile and can motivate the patient to use trays for 22hours a day to achieve their goal faster.

This treatment picture can be used for further future references. The treatment consists of different stages using different sets of trays. Almost 25 to 45 sets of trays are required per patient which is customised as per the requirement. These are very gentle on tooth surface.

First tray is used for 2 weeks and should be worn 20-22 hours a day initially. Subsequent  sets of trays are used as per the changes.

A snug fit is obtained initially when trays are placed which gradually loosens as the teeth are under gentle motion. This gives the first evidence that the change has started occurring in the oral cavity. Also they indicate that next set of aligners should be administered replacing the old one. This procedure is repeated until the final desired results are obtained.

After Care

As these trays are of removable type , they can be efficiently cleaned after every meals. Its very important to ensure that there is no debri on teeth and within the tray while using them as they can affect the force and alter the tooth movements.

After full treatment procedure with all the sets of aligners its necessary to use retainer to maintain the post treatment result.

Instructions

Should wear aligner minimum 22 hours per day.
Remove aligner while having food.
Remove aligner while having hot drinks like coffee and tea.
After brushing clean aligner using soft bristle brush and water.
Start to wear new set of aligner at night.
For proper sitting of aligners use chewies.
For removal of aligners from mouth, use retriever.
It's recommended to remove aligner from inside (palatal / lingual).
Nail filer helps to remove sharp edges from aligner if present.
Minor to moderate pain is quite normal and disappears in few days and reappear when change to new set of aligners.
In case of broken or lost aligner try to change to next aligner if not fitting use previous one and immediately inform the doctor.
Whenever ongoing aligner is removed please keep it in the aligner box. Keep away aligner from sunlight.
Never place aligners in napkins or an other case. Never place in a pocket that can be sat on.
Do not use dettol or denture cleaners to clean aligners or soak them in mouth wash. These products can damage the surface of the aligner, causing it to become dull and more visible.

Instructions

Should wear aligner minimum 22 hours per day.
Remove aligner while having food.
Remove aligner while having hot drinks like coffee and tea.
After brushing clean aligner using soft bristle brush and water.
Start to wear new set of aligner at night.
For proper sitting of aligners use chewies.
For removal of aligners from mouth, use retriever.
It's recommended to remove aligner from inside (palatal / lingual).
Nail filer helps to remove sharp edges from aligner if present.
Minor to moderate pain is quite normal and disappears in few days and reappear when change to new set of aligners.
In case of broken or lost aligner try to change to next aligner if not fitting use previous one and immediately inform the doctor.
Whenever ongoing aligner is removed please keep it in the aligner box. Keep away aligner from sunlight.
Never place aligners in napkins or an other case. Never place in a pocket that can be sat on.
Do not use dettol or denture cleaners to clean aligners or soak them in mouth wash. These products can damage the surface of the aligner, causing it to become dull and more visible.

Frequently Asked
Questions

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How is clear aligner treatment different from braces?

Invisalign consists of a set of trays made up of bpa free plastic material which can bring gentle tooth movements whereas braces consists of brackets which are glued on the tooth surface connected with wires and elastics.

Is there any diet restriction to be followed while using clear aligners?

The best part of invisalign treatment is that ,one can eat without any restriction as these can be removed when required.

How long will clear aligner take to bring changes?

Usually it can take upto an year but this is completely according to patients case and requirements

What does clear aligner looks like?

They look like retainer you would receive after braces treatment.

They are completely transparent and is aesthetically appealing.

Is clear aligner treatment procedure painful?

Mild discomfort is common with all orthodontic treatment as they tend to make adjustments and changes . If you experience pain ,it is temporary.

How many hours should I wear clear aligner?

Clear aligners should be worn for atleast 22 hours a day . trays can be removed while eating , brushing and flossing.

What is advantage of clear aligner over traditional braces?

Clear aligners are nearly invisible and does not contain clips ,wires and elastics as traditional braces ,adding up to the aesthetic side . These can also be removed while eating , brushing and flossing.

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