Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses aligners. It doesn’t use braces and wires like traditional orthodontic treatment.
This procedure has the advantage of being very discreet in the mouth throughout the treatment, almost as if nothing were being worn, while being extremely effective.
How Does the Invisalign Process Work?
Invisalign is a clear plastic that is elasticated, and it puts pressure to allow the teeth to move into a more desirable position.
The patient wears this on their teeth for one week, and within that one week, it will move all of the teeth that it’s designed to move about 1/4 of one millimeter. So, you go through a sequence of different aligners over some time changing them every week. Then, they slowly move your teeth into a more favorable or attractive position. The appliance is removable, meaning that the patient can take it out and put it back in again anytime.
The Invisalign treatment is very different from traditional braces that need to be fixed on the teeth for several months. The conventional braces are glued onto the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. They also have wires, little elastics, and other tricks and techniques that are used to move the teeth.
Invisalign is an entirely different process. The aligners are designed to be worn 22 hours a day. You wear them all night, all day and they are only removed for cleaning of the teeth and the gums and for chewing your food during your mealtimes.
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Missing teeth should always be replaced, as otherwise, the remaining teeth may move to cause the bite to collapse. Correcting this can be costly and complicated. Before deciding on dental implant treatment, your dentist will take a complete medical and dental evaluation and develop a plan. This is to ensure you do not have any health conditions that could make surgery inadvisable. Also, the dentist will use some different diagnostic tools such as CT scans or dental x-rays. Implants can be placed with precision, and with minimal risk.
The process for having dental implants involves two separate surgical procedures. The initial surgery is to place the implant post in the jawbone and is usually carried under a local anesthetic. An incision is made in the gum tissue before a hole is precisely created.
The second surgical procedure is shorter and takes place between three and eight months later, at which stage the implant will be exposed and evaluated. This is a process to determine if the implant post has successfully locked into the jawbone. At this point, it may be necessary to make some changes. If the implant has failed to close in, then it may need to be removed.
Options at this stage can include changing the implant or placing the implant at a different area. If the implant post has been successful, then the second surgical procedure is to create an opening in the gum to expose the implant and placing a post known as a healing cap. This is so a tooth can be attached that will extend above the gum line into the mouth. The cap is used to shape the gum tissue to give support to the crown or bridge. The final phase is to thread a metal sleeve know as an abutment into the implant, and this will be used to hold the crown, bridge, or denture firmly in position. At this stage, your final prosthesis can be constructed.
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