Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using clear, removable plastic aligners. They are virtually invisible and designed to be comfortable, unlike traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wires to correct misaligned teeth. Your oral surgeon Brooklyn will evaluate your case, discuss your options, and determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
Typically, the treatment process consists of a series of custom-made aligners worn for about two weeks. The aligners gradually shift the position of the teeth until they are properly aligned over time. Invisalign is frequently used to treat common orthodontic issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and tooth gaps.
What happens during your evaluation?
The surgeon will assess the alignment of your teeth, the position of your jaws, and any other factors contributing to your orthodontic problem during the evaluation. They will also perform X-rays and other diagnostic imaging to understand the underlying issues better.
Based on the evaluation results, the surgeon will discuss your options with you and recommend the best course of treatment. In some cases, they may recommend Invisalign, while in others, they may recommend another type of orthodontic treatment or a combination of treatments.
Reasons to get Invisalign
Below are reasons to opt for Invisalign:
Jaw relief pain
Misaligned teeth and jaws can cause jaw pain, and Invisalign can help alleviate this discomfort by correcting the alignment. Jaw pain can be caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) in some cases. Invisalign can also help with these issues by repositioning the teeth and jaws into a more natural and comfortable alignment.
Invisalign is also a good option for people with jaw pain or discomfort due to clenching or grinding their teeth, as the aligners can help prevent further damage and relieve pain by reducing pressure on the jaws.
A well-aligned bite
One of the advantages of Invisalign treatment is a properly aligned bite. When the teeth and jaws are properly aligned, the bite improves, and it becomes easier to bite, chew, and speak. A properly aligned bite can also reduce the likelihood of tooth wear and damage, jaw pain, and discomfort.
Invisalign gradually shifts the teeth into their proper position using a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. The aligners help to correct the bite over time by realigning the teeth and jaws. The result is a more comfortable and functional bite that is properly aligned.
While Invisalign is a highly effective treatment for improving the bite, it may not be appropriate for everyone.
A cleaner mouth
When it comes to keeping your mouth clean, having a properly aligned bite can help. It can be difficult to clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums when the teeth are misaligned, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign can assist in the correction of misaligned teeth, making it easier to brush and floss and thus maintain good oral hygiene. This can result in a cleaner mouth and a lower risk of dental problems. Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional braces, do not have brackets or wires that can trap food and plaque, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.
If you are considering Invisalign, consult your doctor at Brooklyn City Dental.