In addition to fixed orthodontics and the usual fixed braces (coil springs and brackets), nowadays it is possible to resort to the so-called invisible orthodontics.
Many patients, in fact, declare themselves willing to undergo orthodontic therapy as long as the corrective braces are not visible. Currently the only solution able to satisfy these requests is the use of a series of transparent masks, which must be worn in succession for a certain lenght of time, better known as Invisalign.
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that realigns the teeth through a series of transparent polymer masks, removable and completely invisible once they have been worn.
The treatment consists of a series of masks to be replaced every other week, which gradually move and straighten your teeth. The number of masks is precise and it is possible to know how long the treatment will last and when it will end.
Before starting the therapy there is also the possibility of visualizing a video (the clincheck) that is able to show the movement of the teeth, mask after mask and the final result. Once the clincheck is seen and accepted by the patient, therapy can be started.
Invisalign is particularly appreciated by adults who want to straighten their teeth without the unpleasant appearance of the metal braces normally used by children and teenagers. In fact, Invisaligne are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Furthermore, wearing these aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, eliminating almost all the small annoyances when using actual braces (lesions, ulcers, cheeks).
The ability to independently remove the equipment allows the patient to maintain the usual oral hygiene habits without any difficulty; in addition, you won’t have to deal with emergency visits to the dentist due to detachment or breakage of the wires.
The masks must be worn for 22 hours a day, otherwise they will not be able to correct the position of the teeth in the long term. Like traditional braces, the final results largely depend on the patient’s habits and his constancy in wearing masks.