What to Expect with Invisalign | Lafayette IN
Invisalign is a new approach for straightening your teeth, improving your bite, and giving you a healthy, confident smile. With advanced Invisalign technology, patients enjoy a customized teeth-straightening solution that is more precise and designed to keep the teeth moving into the right position.
The orthodontist uses an intraoral scanner to create 3D models of your teeth, which are arranged to replicate your bite on a computer screen. Each tooth is then individually moved – on the screen – to adjust your bite and create a plan for your actual dental treatment. This essentially helps to create the path of least resistance to move your teeth to the desired position, even before your treatment begins, which increases the success rate and reduces treatment time.
Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
Invisalign for Teens is Different
Invisalign Teen is designed to accommodate the growth and development of teeth both below and above the gum line. The aligners come with a unique feature that allows them to evolve as new teeth (molars) erupt, and even help to guide the roots and align the new teeth so they grow in the right position.
There are also measures in place to ensure that the aligners are worn for the required duration of 20 – 22 hours per day. Not following the instructions strictly may make the treatment less effective, needing you to repeat the process or extend the treatment time, both of which will increase the cost of treatment.
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Invisalign uses transparent trays are virtually undetectable in your mouth, which means that you can go on with your social life like normal, throughout the period of your treatment.
To find out if you or your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign, please visit your orthodontist today.