Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is a great alternative to traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, there are no painful and ugly metal wires or bands, and they are virtually invisible. Invisalign works through the use of a series of clear teeth aligners.
First, impressions of the teeth are taken and digitized. These digital impressions allow the dentist to work with a computerized 3-D image of the teeth. Using the 3-D image, the dentist will plan out the movement of the teeth. Custom teeth aligners are then molded for the patient. These aligners are changed every couple of weeks as prescribed by the dentist. The aligners gradually reposition the teeth little by little until they are perfectly straight.
The obvious advantage of Invisalign is that they are removable – the patient can remove them to eat, brush and floss. They are convenient and easy to use.
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