Orthodontic treatment is often associated with some discomfort.
However, Invisalign is revolutionizing this field, offering one of the most comfortable solutions.
What exactly is Invisalign and what makes this type of brace unique?
Learn key information about Invisalign treatment!
Invisalign – what is it?
Invisalign is an innovative device in the world of orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.
This is a series of transparent, individually tailored overlays for teeth correction.
It is recommended to wear them at least 22 hours a day, but they can be easily removed during meals or brushing your teeth. The wearing period is individually tailored, as is the entire treatment plan.
The brace is almost invisible, which ensures comfort and discretion for the patient.
Using Invisalign overlays
These overlays allow you to correct various malocclusions:
- incorrect arrangement of teeth,
- gaps between teeth,
- excessive crowding,
- various forms of bites: open, cross or deep.
Types of Invisalign aligners
They are made of SmartTrack material, based on the patient’s three-dimensional impressions.
3D printing technology is used in production. Although there are other clear braces, such as clear aligners, Invisalign is considered the market leader.
Invisalign treatment procedure
Treatment involves wearing a series of clear overlays that gradually correct malocclusions.
The beginning of treatment is three-dimensional therapy planning. The overlays gradually exert pressure on the teeth, leading to their displacement in the appropriate direction.
Treatment of one or both arches?
Invisalign allows you to treat one or both dental arches, avoiding traditional braces or wires.
Duration of Invisalign therapy
The standard duration of treatment ranges from 3 to 18 months. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan.
The first step is to plan the therapy using a computer. Then, every 6-8 weeks and, the orthodontist checks the progress. After the treatment is completed, retention overlays are used.
The overlays are changed every 1-2 weeks, and progress is visible after the first week. Inspections take place every 2 months.
Invisalign for younger people
The method is also suitable for children and adolescents, usually from 12 years of age.
Invisalign treatment cost in 2022
The total cost varies, depending on the problem and treatment time. At Warsaw Dental Center, prices start from PLN 19,000 (possibility of payment in installments).
Why is it worth it?
The main advantage of Invisalign is advanced technology and an individual approach to the patient.
The ability to remove the overlays while eating or brushing your teeth is another advantage.
Less frequent follow-up visits, the invisibility of the brace and the lack of traditional braces make the treatment more comfortable. The effects are visible immediately after completing the therapy.