Frequently asked questions about InvisalignMarch 27, 2019
The orthodontic treatment is still the most indicated procedure to correct the bad bite and achieve perfect dental alignment. But many people, the desire to improve their smile no more than thinking about wearing braces for months.
Thanks to Invisalign that we use in our clinics in Barcelona and Madrid, it is no longer necessary to suffer the physical and aesthetic discomfort of traditional orthodontic treatment.
If you are interested in invisible orthodontics and you want to solve your doubts about Invisalign, read on:
Frequently asked questions about orthodontics with Invisalign
Orthodontics with Invisalign is increasingly requested among patients, especially by adults. Progressively invisible devices correct the dental position without others notice.
But, what exactly does this treatment consist of? What advantages do you have regarding other orthodontic options?
We answer frequently asked questions about orthodontics with Invisalign. These are the most common doubts before starting the invisible orthodontic treatment: You want to get orthodontic treatment without any doubts visits here Align beauty Orthodontics.
What exactly does Invisalign orthodontics consist of?
Invisalign is a technique that is based on 3D imaging technology. From a specific program, all the treatment is planned.
Thus, from the beginning, the orthodontist and the patient can see and control all the movements that will be made in his smile, from the beginning to the end.
From then on, the aligners are made to suit the patient. Depending on each treatment there will be more or fewer covers, which have the objective of moving gently and progressively the teeth until they reach the final position.
What are aligners?
They are the invisible covers made to measure for the patient. Thus, the aligners adapt to perfection and it does not show that the patient wears them, since they are invisible.
In some cases, the aligners are fixed by placing small structures in the enamel, made of a material very similar to the color of the teeth so that it goes unnoticed.
The aligners take about two weeks before replacing them with the following ones. In this way, they move the teeth to the alignment that we want.
When can I remove the devices?
Aligners can be removed comfortably at any time, but it is recommended to do so only for hygiene and meals. In fact, orthodontists recommend wearing the devices for about 22 hours a day.
Only in this way will we achieve the results we desire in the foreseen time. If we stop carrying the aligners for a long time, each time they will fit less with the teeth and the treatment could last several weeks or months. For this reason, the commitment and daily constancy of the patient are fundamental.
Does orthodontics with Invisalign hurt? Does phonation alter?
In comparison with other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign entails minimal discomfort. The system with aligners reduces the appearance of aphthae and sores, something very common in the treatment with brackets.
The only thing that usually happens is a feeling of pressure in the teeth and jaw when we change one aligner for another. But this feeling usually disappears on the same day or a couple of days after the change.
On the other hand, speech and phonation are not altered during orthodontics with Invisalign. Despite the adaptation of 1 or 2 days when changing aligners, these are placed on the teeth and there is usually friction with the tongue. So the alterations in phonation, articulation, and speech are minimal.
What is the difference with other orthodontic treatments?
The big difference between Invisalign and the traditional bracket system is that it not only manages every movement established by the aligner but also the time that this movement will assume.
In this way, the treatment time is reduced by almost half compared to other techniques such as dental braces.
In addition, the treatment with invisible orthodontics is much more comfortable due to the fact that the aligners can be removed, as well as being more aesthetic.
Will it prevent me from eating some foods?
No way! It is another of the great advantages that orthodontics has with Invisalign. When removing the aligners, the mouth is free to eat any type of food. In this way, we should not suffer from hard and sticky foods, as happens when we wear braces.
Of course: it is very important to maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent the remains of food and bacteria from entering the aligners.
How should hygiene be with Invisalign?
In addition to proper daily oral hygiene, it is also important to clean the aligners every so often. For this, it is recommended to use a small brush or specific effervescent tablets, similar to those that clean dentures.
At the Prop Dental clinics, we carry out a personalized study and choose the orthodontic treatment that best suits your needs. With Invisalign orthodontics, you will be able to eat, talk and laugh without anyone noticing that you have devices. Request your first free appointment at one of our clinics in Barcelona and Madrid, and get that smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Are clear aligners really invisible?
Yes, Invisalign splints are virtually invisible, so they allow patients to feel comfortable with their smile and appearance while undergoing the orthodontic treatment they need.
Is it necessary to use some type of brackets, rubber or metals with Invisalign?
No. Invisalign is a true alternative to traditional braces. It consists of a series of transparent splints that adapt perfectly to your teeth. There are no brackets, gums, or any type of metal, so they produce less irritation in the mouth than the brackets.
I have heard that if I wear braces I will not be able to eat certain foods. Does this happen with Invisalign too?
No. With Invisalign, there are no food restrictions. Simply, you remove the splints when you have to eat and you put them back once you have finished and you have brushed your teeth.
Does it cost more money than dental braces?
The cost of both orthodontic treatments depends on each patient, so it is variable. In general, Invisalign is a bit more expensive.
But patients who submit to it say it’s worth paying a little more to take advantage of all its advantages.
How is tooth brushing compared to brackets?
Brushing your teeth and getting good dental hygiene when you wear braces is a bit complicated, especially the beginning.
On the contrary, the hygiene habits that are carried out with Invisalign are the same as before taking the splints since you simply take them off to brush your teeth and floss.
The orthodontists Invisalign provider of Prop dental answer all the doubts
Currently, there are many options in orthodontics to correct problems of alignment, biting and occlusion. One of the most outstanding is orthodontics with Invisalign in Madrid, Barcelona or Badalona that we do at Prop dental Clinics.
It is an advanced technique that allows you to correct the smile without others noticing. In addition, the devices can be removed! The orthodontist’s Invisalign provider of Prop dental answer all the doubts about the treatment with Invisalign:
If you want more information or you are determined to align your teeth with Invisalign, ask for the first visit with our dental clinics.