How Can Invisalign Change Your Life?

Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that uses a scalable, transparent mouthpiece system that is almost invisible to realign the teeth of both children and adults. These transparent trays are made to measure and will guarantee comfort and success of the treatment. Invisalign technology is based on a 3D analysis of the patient’s dentition, via the use of scanner radiology.

It is this analysis that will allow a specialist to create the individual’s tailor-made trays, via a treatment plan that he or she establishes. If a person is looking to get braces Broomfield, they should consider Invisalign before all other options.

A little history

Already in 1945, H.D. Kiesling spoke of a treatment that would use mouthguards that would move teeth over time in a controlled manner. Align Technology created this technology 50 years later in 1997 in the United States and is now used today all over the world. Since its inception, Invisalign has been the best choice when opting for braces Broomfield.

How does Invisalign work?

Broomfield Invisalign uses progressive, transparent trays that the patient has to change every week to realign their teeth. Indeed, these aligners (gutters) are custom made for your teeth. So, every 15 days, a new aligner that is specifically designed to suit the patient is put in place.

Care should be taken to keep the prescribed aligners in at least 22 hours a day. On average, teeth are considered to move 0.2mm every 15 days. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign can, therefore, last between 4 months to 2 years.

Regarding the aligners, they are manufactured by a dental laboratory from a molding of the patient’s teeth made by their practitioner. The aligners are mostly made of polycarbonate, an utterly organic material compatible.

Specialist practitioners

Not all orthodontists are eligible to offer Invisalign technology. Indeed, this requires an "Invisalign certification" which is awarded to practitioners who have taken the necessary hours of training. Training involves the specific techniques used for the implementation of this treatment.

Prentice Orthodontics has several knowledgeable and experienced staff members that understand Invisalign technology. It is essential to use an Invisalign certified specialist who has been trained to install this technology as this will ensure that each patient obtains a quality result. At Prentice Orthodontics, it is important to have several experienced staff members who can meet, and exceed, the needs of every person. Do not hesitate to contact the office to make an appointment with an Invisalign broomfield specialist.