Invisalign, is a relatively new way of treating misaligned teeth in patients ranging in age 12 to 65. Over the past two decades, more adults have become possessed with their outward appearance. The reality is, our society has become extremely vain. Because of the greater demand for whiter and straighter teeth, invisalign has evolved and become an very positive alternative for treating misaligned teeth. Invisalign Queens straightens your teeth with a series of clear, almost invisible custom-molded aligners.
Invisalign’s removable aligners are worn without interrupting your regular daily activities and are removed only to eat and brush/floss. This virtually invisible option helps to straighten your teeth and treat your specific orthodontic issues. The average course of treatment involves changing these custom made aligners every two to three weeks moving your teeth into straighter positions step by step. This step by step procedure is continued until the desired result of a more beautiful smile has been attained.
Unlike the traditional type braces, these clear aligners can be removed at any time, there-by making it easier to eat and brush/floss your teeth after eating! One of the big advantages of using an invisalign technique over braces, is the length of treatment time usually required. An average invisalign course of treatment, takes about one year. The traditional way may take 3 to 5 years.
At regular intervals, you will receive a new set of custom molded aligners to continue the straightening process as the required changes take place. The total number of aligners you will require is a specific number depending on your specific set of needs. Each individual case will vary and the attending doctor, will determine your course of treatment.
So many people today have better smiles and straighter teeth thanks to INVISALIGN. If you are so inclined to have your teeth straightened using invisalign, have an exam and consultation with your dentist. If your dentist has been trained and knowledgeable regarding the use of the invisalign techniques have him or her do it for you. However, if your dentist does not wish to provide you with this service, you should be referred to a Certified Orthodontic Specialist.
Remember that most dentists will not have the expertise to supervise this invisalign technology but all Orthodontists will. A certified Orthodontist will have the training and education to determine if you are a good candidate for a invisalign treatment. Perhaps your situation may not lend itself for a successful outcome with invisalign. Perhaps you would require the standard othodontic metal braces with a much longer period of treatment time for a positive prognosis.
It is absolutely imperative that you find out if you are indeed a candidate for a successful prognosis using invisalign. . . . . . . Not everyone is good candidate. On top of that, the cost of an invisalign treatment is probably more that the cost of having braces. That said, you have to be certain of the professional you choose to supervise your treatment.
Invisalign tends to cost more than metal braces, as the technology behind it is more expensive. If pricing plays an important role when deciding between the two, do some thorough research. The cost of invisalign varies patient to patient and depends on your geographical location and the severity and duration of your case. Most orthodontists do offer payment plans, many of which are interest free, so consult and research beforehand!