Invisalign – Invisible Orthodontic Aligners
Invisible Orthodontic Aligners
What are Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligners?
Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligners are clear, removable dental aligners that are used to properly align teeth during orthodontic therapy.
Their characteristics make them a particularly appreciated and desired invisible orthodontic device: Invisalign® aligners are made of transparent resin, therefore they do not affect the aesthetic value of the smile;
moreover, being removable, they can be easily worn and removed according to the patient’s needs, for example during meals or to perform daily dental hygiene maneuvers.
How does orthodontic therapy with Invisalign® Orthodontic Templates work?
Invisalign® orthodontic aligners, like traditional orthodontic appliances, have the purpose to gradually move the teeth into their correct position.
Therapy with invisible orthodontic trays requires the production of trays for the different stages of treatment: each set of aligners is used only for one phase of therapy and then replaced with the next set as treatment progresses.
The total number of trays varies according to the patient’s needs.
Let’s look briefly at the stages of treatment:
Acquisition of Diagnostic Images: Invisalign® therapy begins with the acquisition of diagnostic images of the patient’s mouth, through X-rays, bite registration and digital dental scanning.
Creation the Orthodontic Project
Then this information is processed on the computer with specific software, which allows you to plan the therapy. Within the software it is decided how to intervene on the teeth having a 3D preview of the result of the therapy.
Then the pressure that the device must exert on the teeth is defined, in what order, what the final result must be, and the different phases of the gradual movement of the teeth.
NB: Each stage of orthodontic therapy has a set of invisible aligners.
Invisalign® Aligner Set: Subsequently, the sets of Invisalign® aligners are produced so that the latter can be worn by the patient.
Each set of aligners is designed to be worn for 2 weeks before proceeding to the next phase of therapy. The succession of aligners proceeds until the correct position of the teeth is reached.
Can I use Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligners?
Invisalign orthodontic template therapy® is effective for simple and moderate cases of misaligned teeth, but more complex cases require the use of techniques that have more complex functioning.
For this reason, Invisalign® therapy is performed at the discretion of the dentist based on the characteristics and needs of the patient.